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Sucker Punch (2011)

PG-13 | | Action, Fantasy | 25 March 2011 (USA)
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A young girl is institutionalized by her abusive stepfather. Retreating to an alternative reality as a coping strategy, she envisions a plan which will help her escape from the mental facility.

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Mayor / Lighter Orderly (as AC Peterson)
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Big Boss Thug / Orderly #3
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Storyline

A young girl (Baby Doll) is locked away in a mental asylum by her abusive stepfather where she will undergo a lobotomy in five days' time. Faced with unimaginable odds, she retreats to a fantastical world in her imagination where she and four other female inmates at the asylum, plot to escape the facility. The lines between reality and fantasy blur as Baby Doll and her four companions, as well as a mysterious guide, fight to retrieve the five items they need that will allow them to break free from their captors before it's too late... Written by Anonymous

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A mind bending vision of reality from the director of Watchmen & 300. See more »

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Action | Fantasy

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Rated PG-13 for thematic material involving sexuality, violence and combat sequences, and for language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

25 March 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Sucker Punch: The IMAX Experience  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$82,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$19,058,199 (USA) (25 March 2011)

Gross:

$36,381,716 (USA) (20 May 2011)
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Trivia

Emily Browning sings three of the songs featured in the film: "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)" at the beginning of the movie; "Asleep" which plays while Babydoll is crying in the bathroom; and she is featured on the track "Where is My Mind?" by Yoav. See more »

Goofs

In the dressing room, when Baby Doll lists the four objects the girls must obtain to escape, she writes all four object in cursive, focusing on the last word "KEY". However, when the camera angle changes during the following conversation the list changes handwriting and the words change from cursive to "block letter". It continues to switch back and forth every time the camera angle changes during the conversation. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Sweet Pea: Everyone has an Angel. A Guardian who watches over us. We can't know what form they'll take. One day, old man. Next day, little girl. But don't let appearances fool you, they can be as fierce as any dragon. Yet they're not here to fight our battles, but to whisper from our heart. Reminding that it's us. Its everyone of us who holds power over the world we create.
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Crazy Credits

The Warner Bros and Legendary Pictures logos appear on a stage curtain, with the curtain rising to reveal each logo. A brief narrative precedes the Warner Bros logo appearing. See more »


Soundtracks

REQUIEM IN D MINOR, K. 626: INTROIT: REQUIEM AETERNAM
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performed by the Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus
Courtesy of Naxos
By Arrangement with Source/Q
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Had low expectations...loved it.
26 March 2011 | by (Sacramento) – See all my reviews

Here's the thing about this movie, its demanding. You have to be able to let go, realize that it's stylized after a modern comic book (of the adult genre), and just go with the movie. Let it take you on its ride, which is a beautiful/wonderful thing.

You also have to pay attention. This movie is layered in metaphor and is way more cerebral than one might expect. You have to work to understand what's going on and part of that work is letting it take you away.

If you can do this, and your friends can do this, you will have hours of conversation afterwards about what it all means, what the metaphors mean, and what was actually happening in the 'prime' reality of the insane asylum.

If you can't do this you will probably think the movie is stupid, contrived, and pointless. But you would be wrong.

Oh...and beyond all that stuff above...the fight scenes are an absolute nerdgasm, a sci-fi/fantasy orgy of epic proportions.

Steam-punk Nazi Zombies... I came out of that movie feeling like I just had a threesome with Isaac Asimov and Anne McCaffery.

I absolutely loved it.


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