• Stay (2005)


Release Date: October 21st, 2005

DVD Release Date: March 28th, 2006

R |1 hr 38 min

Plot Summary

Sam Foster (Ewan McGregor), a psychiatrist, has a new patient, Henry Letham (Ryan Gosling), who claims to be suicidal. In trying to diagnose him, Sam visits Henry's prior therapist (Janeane Garofalo) and also finds Henry's mother -- even though Henry has said that he murdered both of his parents. As reality starts to contradict fact, Sam spirals into an unstable mental state. Then he finds a clue as to how and when Henry may try to kill himself, and races to try to stop him.

Cast: Ewan McGregor, Naomi Watts, Ryan Gosling, Elizabeth Reaser, Bob Hoskins, BD Wong, Janeane Garofalo, Kate Burton

Director: Marc Forster

Genres: Thriller , Mystery

Production Co: New Regency Pictures

Distributors: 20th Century Fox

Keywords: 2000s, House, Mother, Investigation, New York City, Office, Girlfriend, Engaging, Doctor, Quest

Ratings & Reviews

  • 40
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    There's really not much of an audience for this picture. The movie demands that its viewers put the fragmented images and information together like an intellectual jigsaw puzzle, but it never gives those viewers a good reason to do so. show more

  • 88
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    The ending is an explanation, but not a solution. For a solution we have to think back through the whole film, and now the visual style becomes a guide. It is an illustration of the way the materials of life can be shaped for the purposes of the moment. show more

  • 63
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    It's all very deep, but in a tricked-up, art-directed sort of way. show more

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