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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, envisioning a plan to help her escape.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Babydoll
... Sweet Pea
... Rocket
... Blondie
... Amber
... Dr. Vera Gorski
... Blue Jones
... High Roller / Doctor
... Wise Man
... CJ
... Stepfather
... The Cook
... Danforth
... Mayor / Lighter Orderly (as AC Peterson)
Revard Dufresne ... 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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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 USA:

$19,058,199, 27 March 2011, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$36,392,502, 26 May 2011

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$89,792,502, 31 December 2011
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Amanda Seyfried, Olivia Thirlby, and Mia Wasikowska were in turn going to be cast as Babydoll, and dropped out before Emily Browning was chosen. See more »

Goofs

The break out scene where they are trying to slip past the guard, one of the guards was watching a show on his phone with small headphones. Meanwhile the rest of the movie is set in an earlier period without this technology. See more »

Quotes

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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 »

Connections

References Alice in Wonderland (1951) See more »

Soundtracks

I Want It Al/We Will Rock You
'I Want It All' written by Queen
'We Will Rock You' written by Brian May (as Brian Harold May)
Mash-Up produced by Marius De Vries and Tyler Bates
Performed by Queen with 'Armageddon' (as Armageddon aka Geddy)
Courtesy of Hollywood Records and Queen Productions Limited
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Had low expectations...loved it.
26 March 2011 | by 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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