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On the Edge, 2001

On the Edge
Directed by: John Carney
Written by: John Carney
Language:  English
Country:  Ireland
Runtime:  85 min
MPAA Rating:  R
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The mood of On the Edge is gloomy, touching, and emotional. The plot centers around mental instability, starting over, and human nature. It is a drama and romance movie. Stylistically, On the Edge is a melodrama and is talky. In approach, it is serious and realistic. The pacing is slow. On the Edge takes place, at least partly, in a mental institution. It happens in contemporary times. Note that it includes drugs/alcohol, sexual content, and profanity.

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On the Edge (2001)
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When 19-year-old rebel Jonathan Breech (Cillian Murphy)--suffering from depression after the death of... more

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Language: English
Country: Ireland
Release date: 21 May 2002
Runtime: 85 min

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Cillian Murphy Cillian Murphy As Jonathan Breech
Jonathan Jackson Jonathan Jackson As Toby
Tricia Vessey Tricia Vessey As Rachel Row
Stephen Rea Stephen Rea As Dr. Figure
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Excellent performances all around, particularly by Murphy. Moving, realistic exploration of depression and desperation, with plenty of wit and dark humor. Definitely not a film that makes light of mental illness, however, so expect to feel the ups...
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