Don't Move

Posted by Prince Gomolvilas
ON Sunday, January 13, 2008
Ever wonder what it's like to suffer a massive stroke and become paralyzed from head to toe except for your right eyelid? Well, now you can enjoy a night at the movies by watching The Diving Bell and the Butterfly and experience the closest thing to having "locked-in syndrome" without actually having "locked-in syndrome"—a rare condition in which your mind is fully functioning, but you can't fucking move. I don't think I can really imagine anything more horrifying except for maybe if they cancel 24.

Although the movie is admirable in its audacity (the majority of the film is shot from the patient's confined point of view) and there's no question that director Julian Schnabel is brilliant, I know that I never ever want to see it ever again. Ever. (Did you hear me, folks? Your mind is fully functioning, but you can't fucking move!)
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