I sometimes forget I even have Netflix. Worse yet, I sometimes forget what a vast collection of movies AND tv shows they have available for viewing. Even with the titles they let go because of some licensing agreement they didn't renew. It's still very much worth the $9.99 they charge for monthly streaming. Otherwise I probably would have never checked out this movie that I came across thanks to a friend mentioning it was worth seeing.
In "6 Souls" Cara Harding (Julianne Moore) is a forensic psychiatrist who discovers that all of one of her patient's multiple personalities are murder victims. David (Jonathan Rhys Myers) will test Cara's as she struggles to find out what's going on with him and why it is strangely starting to affect those people around her as well.
I just realized this was released in 2010. I don't recall any trailers about it at all. Never even heard of it until I saw someone talking about it just recently. And that's odd considering that it starred Moore who is at least a high B-list celebrity. It's funny how Hollywood doesn't throw financial backing behind supporting movies like these but garbage like "Grown Ups 2" gets shoved down our throats just beause there are more stars in it.
What's even more interesting is how thrillers aren't coming out like they used to because Hollywood has been focusing more on comedies and action flicks. I do like that they have been getting more horror flicks out recently, but thrillers have been suffering. "6 Souls" fits the bill perfectly. There are a good share of moments that will shake you up just a little, but not necessarily scare you. Not unless you scare easily.
The first thing that came to mind before even turning this one on was perhaps they were stealing the concept from "Identity". That flick starring John Cusack remains one of the best psychological thrillers I have seen to this day. The difference being that "6 Souls" is up front with the multi-personality thing right away. So it was almost like watching a less in-depth version of "Identity" from the end to the beginning. Yet not quite as entertaining.
It bothered me from the jump that Cara's dad Dr. Harding (Jeffrey DeMunn) knew that dude had some serious issues before he even referred him to his daughter. He acted like he enjoyed watching her squirm dealing with how psychologically dangerous the patient was. All because he felt his daughter hadn't had patients that challenging before? Apparently it's a good thing she didn't. Good ol' dad ended up inviting a demonic presence to the entire family. Way to go, dad.
The funny thing is when I saw "6 Souls" last weekend, it was the only non-hyped movie I had seen that weekend. The others were all well known films that had huge Hollywood financial backing. So you would think that they would have fared better. Not so much. Turns out "6 Souls" was one of the best films I had seen that weekend.
My rating: B