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Fragile [DVD]


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  • Actors: Calista Flockhart, Richard Roxburgh, Elena Anaya, Gemma Jones, Yasmin Murphy
  • Directors: Carol Littleton
  • Producers: Julio Fernández, Joan Ginard
  • Format: PAL
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Lions Gate Home Ent. UK Ltd
  • DVD Release Date: 10 Sept. 2007
  • Run Time: 93 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000PY51YQ
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 20,730 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Thriller starring Calista Flockhart. The Mercy Falls Children's Hospital is about to close its doors for good. But the closing process is taking longer than expected - a railroad accident has left the local hospitals without beds. Amy (Flockhart), a young nurse, is sent to help out. But the children are nervous and afraid, because this hospital holds a secret. To discover it and protect the kids, Amy must face up to everything: the rest of the hospital staff who refuse to accept the obvious, her own fears, and the truth.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Dooga on 1 Nov. 2007
Format: DVD
A chilling and suspenseful flick of a ghost story. Very unique as a film. Beautifully setted, beautifully acted as well. The build up to the climax is very well layed out, and everything is understandable. Very creepy in most places, not the "jumpy" sort, but the slow, suspensful type of creepy. Calista Flockhart is very well casted and acts just to the part. All I can say now is... watch it. And yes, it does keep very well along the lines of being a ghost story, rather than a horror film. Good shot!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Jonathon T. Beckett on 29 Mar. 2011
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The Isle Of Wight.When night nurse Susan leaves the soon to be closed Mercy Falls Children's Hospital due to illness, she is replaced by Amy Nicholls(Calista Flockhart). There are only eight children left on the ward, the others having been transfered to the Island's main hospital, St James's. Amy soon bonds with a young orphan girl Maggie, who informs her new carer that a 'mechanical girl' called Charlotte is visiting the ward at night. Soon, as the hour of the hospital's closure nears, strange things start to happen at Mercy Falls with children experiencing mysterious fractures, and strange noises being heard at night. Amy decides to find out just who Charlotte is, if she exists at all and what she discovers puts both herself and her charges in terrible danger.....
This superlative supernatural horror is another triumph for Spanish director Jaume Balagueró. Having already made the highly underrated Lovecraftian horror Darkness, and bravely adapting the psychological horror of Ramsey Campbell to the screen with Los sin nombre, an interesting if ultimately flawed production. Balaguero's version of Campbell's The Nameless was in fact his first full length feature. Fragile, a U.K/Spanish co-production was made before Balagueró directed the masterful [Rec] and its sequel.
Fragile succeeds despite being a very slight tale. This is partly due to Balagueró's great visual flair and partly because Fragile tells its story so very well. Okay, the creaky old Hospital with its mysterious abandoned second floor is hardly a unique setting for a ghost story, but it proves very effective as the director provides the audience with some great set pieces and subtle shocks.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By R. WEST-SOLEY TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 22 Sept. 2008
Format: DVD
Visually, this film is oozing with atmosphere - old, abandoned hospital wards, sweeping, isolated moors in the pouring rain - and through its visuals, it does do a good job of keeping up the tension. Which is no mean feat, as it's quite unusual as a horror movie - almost too gentle, a bit like a cross between an mild evening made-for-TV two-parter and a serious horror film. This jarrs, but that in itself isn't such a bad thing - it tends to heighten the disturbing undertones of the storyline. There's something 'not right' about it all, and even the direction adds to that sense.

Some things are quite unexpected - outbreaks of rage, sudden, unexplained death and injury - which almost seem out of place at times, amidst the ambling storyline. Again, this has an interesting effect, leaving the viewer feeling quite unsettled after a while.

As a story it's quite well constructed - although it is unusually executed, it won't disappoint as a spooky night's viewing!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Spike Owen TOP 500 REVIEWER on 20 Oct. 2013
Format: DVD
Fragile (AKA: Fragiles) is directed by Juame Balaguero who also co-writes the screenplay with Jordi Galceran. It stars Calista Flockhart, Elena Anaya, Yasmin Murphy, Richard Roxburgh and Colin McFarlane. Music is by Roque Banos and cinematography by Xavi Gimenez.

Mercy Falls Children's Hospital, Isle of White, soon to be closed down and currently only housing the last few child patients and a skeleton crew of staff. It is also home to something else, something sinister up on the second floor...apparently.

Supernatural spooker involving kids in peril, Fragile is quintessentially a ghost story movie for the undemanding like minded film fan looking for chills, jumps and atmosphere abound. Those in search of something new thrown on to the haunted building table are advised to steer clear, for in spite of a somewhat bonkers finale, where hospital apocalypse is the order of the day, this stays safely on the well trodden path.

Yet when done well enough clichés are not a problem, such is the case here. Flockhart's nurse has mental anguish in her past which she inevitably has to exorcise, and naturally she's going to be the heroine in some shape or form, we know this as she's the American come to the Isle of White to work, a new start. However, it's a nicely drawn characterisation that engages when the bond between nurse and one particularly troubled child is fully born.

With the back drop that of a Gothic hospital (exteriors really Bearwood College in Berkshire, England), complete with a closed ward straight out of Session 9, atmosphere is well maintained by Balaguero, and of course whenever there are sick and dying kids involved there's always a deep sadness dripped into film.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By The Movie Guy on 31 July 2013
Format: DVD
On the Isle of Wright, Mary Falls Children Hospital is shutting down and moving to St. James...but not just yet. A freak train accident has caused over crowding at St. James. Meanwhile, strange things are going on at Mary Falls. Susan, the night time nurse gets spooked and quits her job. Ally McBeal (Calista Flockhart) from the US replaces her. She is very protective of the children especially one terminal case, Maggie (Yasmin Murphy) who talks to the "mechanical girl," a ghost named Charlotte. I liked her in this film.

The second floor of the hospital has been closed since 1959 and is the home to "things that go bump in the night."

The movie builds slowly. It utilizes a good sound track and gives you time to think and breathe in between the scary scenes. For some reason the heavy scare factor didn't weigh in as it should. A crippled ghost picky on kids in a hospital on an island. 3 1/2 stars.

F-bombs, no sex, no nudity.
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