#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Trevor Reznik is a machinist in a factory. An extreme case of insomnia has led to him not sleeping in a year, and his body withering away to almost nothing. He has an obsessive compulsion to write himself reminder notes and keep track of his dwindling weight, both scribbled on yellow stickies in his apartment. The only person he lets into his life in an emotional sense is Stevie, a prostitute, although he has an infatuation with Maria, a single mother waitress working in an airport diner. His co-workers don’t associate with and mistrust him because of not knowing what is going on in his life that has led to his emaciated physical appearance. A workplace incident further alienates him with his coworkers, and in conjunction with some unfamiliar pieces of paper he finds in his apartment, Trevor believes that someone or some people – probably one or some of his coworkers – are out to get him, using a phantom employee named Ivan as their front. As Trevor goes on a search for evidence as to Ivan’s schemes and whereabouts, Trevor may come to a true understanding of what has caused his insomnia.
Plot: The Machinist is the story of Trevor Reznik, a lathe-operator who is suffering from insomnia. In a machine shop, occupational hazards are bad enough under normal circumstances; yet for Trevor the risks are compounded by fatigue. Trevor has lost the ability to sleep. This is no ordinary insomnia…
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It’s a common rule that people subconsciously decide within the first ten minutes whether they like a movie or not. It didn’t even take me that long to know that I would be intrigued by “The Machinist”.
The set up is perfect. It’s adorable how the movie constantly establishes new plot points without ever getting tedious. As the story goes on it gets hard to believe that the ending will be able to explain everything and you start pondering that there can only be one possible conclusion for all the weird events. It may be disappointing at first to learn that your predictions are probably dead-on and you might go: “Not that old twist again.” The beautiful thing, however, is that there’s an explanation to the twist that really adds a lot to the concept. Much later, when you’ve already left the theater and you rethink the whole thing, you’ll find that the script is much cleverer than you had thought at first. To me the biggest achievement of the movie in retrospective is, that it’s never creepy just for the sake of freaking the audience out (and hell, the carnival-sequence is so friggin creepy and well made, it’s delightful). Every scene has its purpose and that is not often the case in horror and mystery movies.
Although the whole cast did a fine job, Christian Bale’s terrific performance must be mentioned. Usually I’m annoyed by stories about actors losing or gaining weight in preparation for a role, because mostly it’s uncalled for anyway and not even worth a mention. What Bale did to prepare for “The Machinist”, however, is nothing short of heroic. He lost 60 pounds and looks so unhealthy throughout the whole movie that it’s hard to believe he turned into himself again after the director yelled “cut!”.
I can recommend “The Machinist” to anybody who’s looking for a movie that keeps you intrigued longer than just during its running time. If after 10 minutes you like the movie, after days you’ll find yourself still obsessed with it. I love it, when a movie does that to me!
I should say first off that the ending for this film is very similar to that of Fight Club, where you find out something you think is real actually isn’t. Anyway, Trevor Reznik (a very skinny Christian Bale) suffers severe insomnia, he hasn’t slept for a year, and as time goes by with certain post-it notes he is supposedly leaving himself on the fridge, and cutting the arm off co-worker Miller (Michael Ironside), he questions his sanity. He attempts to investigate what seems to be a plot against him, getting two women, Stevie (Jennifer Jason Leigh) and Marie (Aitana Sánchez-Gijón) involved, and also a mysterious man named Ivan (John Sharian) hanging around. As he investigates, more and more of his past comes back to him, and after discovering that Ivan is in fact himself, Trevor comes to realise the reason for his insomnia, he hit a child with his car, and everything he has been through fits around that, so in the end he lets the cops put him in a cell, where he can finally sleep. Also starring Larry Gilliard Jr. as Jackson, Reg E. Cathey as Jones, Anna Massey as Mrs. Shrike, Matthew Romero Moore as Nicholas, Robert Long as Supervisor Furman, Colin Stinton as Inspector Rogers, Craig Stevenson as Tucker, Ferran Lahoz as Gonzales, Jeremy Xido as Evangelisti and Norman Bell as DMV Clerk. Bale apparently dropped from about 180 pounds to 120 by eating nothing but a tin of tuna and an apple a day, which is said to be the record weight loss, but it was to get into the part. The film was okay, it was certainly dark and disturbing, and Bale did look the part, but it just felt like something I might have seen before. Worth watching, at least once!
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 41 min (101 min), 1 hr 34 min (94 min) (TV) (Turkey)
Genre Drama, Thriller
Director Brad Anderson
Writer Scott Kosar
Actors Christian Bale, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Aitana Sánchez-Gijón
Country Spain, France, United Kingdom, United States
Awards 7 wins & 15 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital, DTS
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Arriflex 35 BL4, Zeiss and Canon Lenses, Arriflex 435, Zeiss and Canon Lenses, Arriflex 535, Zeiss and Canon Lenses
Laboratory Filmtel (digital intermediate), Image Film S.A., Barcelona, Spain
Film Length 2,812 m (Sweden)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision 500T 5279)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Super 35 (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic)