E. Oliver Whitney
August 6, 2018
The new Netflix series from director Cary Fukunaga looks like the variety of a lot of things, but Emma Stone generally seems to sum it up best: “Some multi-reality brain magic sCt.” Yup, that’s enough to get me up to speed.
In Netflix’s?Maniac,?Emma Stone and Jonah Hill play two strangers who enter a drug?trial so as to cure their mental ailments. Stone plays Annie Landsberg,?that has troubled relationships back with her mother and sister, and Hill is Owen Milgrim, a wealthy man who definitely have schizophrenia. They both plan to poker cards pills beneath correct Justin Theroux’s Dr. James Mantleray, who says such thinggs as “pain is usually destroyed” and “the mind is usually solved.” That sure is an enticing pitch.
The 10-episode limited series comes from?The?Leftovers?writer Patrick Somerville, with True Detective‘s?Fukunaga behind the digital camera. The show is a remake of your 2014 Norwegian series from?Hakon Bast Mossige and Espen PA Lervaag, a black comedy that starred Lervaag to be a man from a mental institution. That series, which you can binge on Netflix before the remake arrives, jumps between Lervaag’s character inside asylum and also the fantastic realities within the head. Via the looks from the first trailer for Somerville’s version, it seems pretty similar, with Owen and Annie traveling?to?anything from a?Middle Earth-esque?reality to your suburban home during the ’80s.?It appears as if?Eternal Sunshine?meets Legion with many Terry Gilliam.
Maniac also stars Sally Field, Sonoya Mizuno of?Ex Machina, Jemima Kirk, and hey, was that?Glenn Fleshler from?True Detective?Season One out of?a clip??Maniac drops on Netflix on September 21.
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