Stay

2005

Action / Drama / Mystery / Thriller

125
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 27%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 71%
IMDb Rating 6.9 10 68425

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Ryan Gosling as Henry Letham
Ewan McGregor as Dr. Sam Foster
Naomi Watts as Lila Culpepper
Jessica Hecht as Boy's Mother
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1hr 39 min
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1hr 39 min
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Reviewed by Rogue-32 6 / 10

The 2-films-in-1 phenomenon

I think the very first movie I ever saw that absolutely required a second viewing was Angel Heart, back in 1987. The second viewing is necessary because after you know what you know from the initial viewing, you get to watch an entirely different film the second time around. Angel Heart was considered before its time when it was released, and since then, indeed there has been a spate of these kinds of films, some more successful than others.

Stay is one of these 2-films-in-1 experiences, but this film, unfortunately, is not as successful (in my eyes) as, say, The Sixth Sense, Memento, The Machinist or even Angel Heart. Those films succeed brilliantly because they manage to evoke a chilling impact on the viewer by the end. Stay, on the other hand, left me more confused than anything, even though I understood what had happened: -=- SPOILER ALERT -=- The film takes place in the consciousness of Ryan Gosling's character, Henry, who is teetering between life and death after a terrible car accident which killed the other passengers in his vehicle (his mother, his father and his soon-to-be-fiancée). This is a horrendous tragedy, what has happened to Henry: if you can imagine being near death but yet aware that your 3 closest loved ones have been killed in an accident that you inadvertently caused (his tire blew out) - this is a monumentally sad thing to have happen to you, but yet this sadness was not effectively conveyed at the end of the movie because I was instead confused about what had transpired and I had to think about it in depth afterwards to realize that Ewan McGregor's character Sam (who seemed to be the main character of the movie) was also part of Henry's semi-conscious hallucinatory state.

There were just too many scenes in the film that Henry didn't appear in (although McGregor and the always-fantastic Naomi Watts are perfectly cast in their 'roles', as is Gosling). In retrospect, I think this is what caused the confusion and left me not feeling the impact that should have been felt at the realization of what had just transpired. -=- END OF SPOILER. -=-

I don't like making comparisons, but The Sixth Sense, for instance, was hugely successful because it was written in such a way that it included the viewer in Bruce Willis' shocking realization at the end; it has the impact it does (even on repeat viewings!) because of the masterful way it's staged.

What I'm saying is, while Stay is a noble and ambitious effort and still worthy (in my opinion) of a couple of viewings, it's not enough to have a movie that becomes a second movie once you've seen it - the movie has to stand on its own the FIRST time; the impact has to be there the first time or there's no genuine payoff for the viewer. I love a movie that haunts you afterwards and makes you think, that's the best kind of film, but there does have to be that impact the first time, that all-important creeping sense of realization that makes your eyes go wide and gives you goosebumps.

Reviewed by Boristhemoggy 1 / 10

The best way you can enjoy this movie is not to see it.

What an utter load of pretentious nonsense. A film should be a story, that story ought to engage you, and entertain or inform you in some way. This film does none of that. I fell asleep twice while I tried to finish it, and I really resented having to watch til the end, I feel I let myself down and ought to have not wasted a full hour and a half on it. Some say it is Lynch-esque. That's simply trying to help justify wasting a small part of your life on it, and imbue it with some sort of historical validation from a supposed great director. The truth is it is Lynch-esque because like some David Lynch films, they're disjointed and disconnected scenes pretending to be art but instead simply being bad stories, badly filmed and with no real flow or point to them. Throughout the film Ewan McGregors character wears trousers much too short which shows him looking slightly ridiculous. Supposedly this is because in one tiny scene he appears to this way to Ryan Goslings character who is lying on the ground looking up at him. Firstly, we don't see that view, and secondly even if we did how could we possibly connect the two things? And even if it was possibly to connect the two things....why?? Why would you make a person seem ridiculous through a whole film just because of one view another person had that we didn't even see? I don't rate Ewan McGregor anyway I think he's highly overrated. Naomi Watts acts very well, but she acts the same person in every single film she does so I don't really rate her either. Honestly, if like me you came late to the party and haven't watched this yet...please, don't! You will regret the waste of time.

Reviewed by arvinsanaei 10 / 10

Not for simple minded people!

I watched the movie 8 years ago and still cant forget this movie. I watched it over 10 times and still there are details here and there that are actually WORTH be seen. I appreciate putting so many details in a movie. That means they put a lot of efforts to make the movie. Anyway, it's the main concept that is amazingly get you stunned through the whole movie which is ironically simple. 'Near death experience' is not the exact words I like to describe it with, but there are almost no other words to explain it with. It is a journey that Henry( Ryan Gosling ) is having with bunch of people standing near him(while he is dying) with a sense of guilt and looks for forgiveness basically. From the beginning of his journey, everything that is happening is a projection of what is happening around him. For example, Dr Levy is is handing Henry to Sam ( Ewan Mcgregor ) which is exactly happens in reality when Sam gets to Henry after the accident. But not everything projects as it is happening around Henry to his dream. For instance, Lila gets there and speaks with him when he is dying but we do not see them encounter with each other in the dream. The performances are great. The music is brilliantly colors the movie and visual effects are stunning have play a big role in story telling. To sum up, Stay was a great experience which stays with you after even watching the movie and makes you think about it for a long time.

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