Peacock

Peacock

DVD - 2010
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John Skillpa, a quiet bank clerk living in tiny Peacock, Nebraska, prefers to live an invisible life. Then, in a moment, everything changes. A train caboose runs off its tracks and crashes into John's backyard and destroys more than the weathered planks of his wood fence. When neighbors descend on the scene, they discover John's other personality, Emma, for the first time and mistakenly believe her to be John's wife. John is launched into the spotlight and eventually it shatters his sanity.
Publisher: Santa Monica, Calif. : Lionsgate, 2010
Branch Call Number: DVD Peacock
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 91 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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booksmile
Oct 30, 2015

It was more of a psychological/mental illness train-wreck and less about gender and society than I thought it would be.
Amazing acting by Cillian Murphy, but the ending of the story was like "wait, that's all?" I expected more backstory or more of a conclusion or something...

madison382 Jun 21, 2015

This movie was okay, but I wanted it to end differently, obviously the main character had a mental illness, but it was not addressed by anyone in the movie.

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JackPurcell
Apr 25, 2015

Soooo. What's to say about this 21st Century echo of Bates Motel? Lessseee. Wasn't that interesting!

nycounsel Apr 16, 2015

A weird little movie, Cillian Murphy is surprisingly convincing as a man who dresses as a woman. This movie has a strong cast, and had a lot of potential, but missed the mark. Felt like the character played by Bill Pullman played a larger role, but maybe was left on the cutting room floor? It might have helped if there were more flashback scenes to what the movie hinted went on during the main character's childhood. Reluctantly recommend.

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jazeebelle
Jul 19, 2014

This movie puts a knot in the pit of your stomach, a lump in your throat, and a tightening in your chest far more than most horror movies do. (And i wouldn't classify it as horror as many do) It's Psycho meets Sybil. And not in a bad or tongue in cheek way. It takes a look at one of mental health's commonly misunderstood issues; Dissociaive Personality Disorder. Cillian Murphy is AMAZING as the lead. Not for everyone but I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for an intelligent yet painful story.

JillianML Dec 16, 2012

CILLIAN MURPHY

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msandlier
Oct 21, 2012

I was drawn by the title...I collect Peacocks -- not the birds, items of / with peacocks :) I was also drawn by the fact that Peacock was the name of the town in Nebraska! The movie was interesting...a little reminiscent of Sybil. I felt so sorry for the young man and what he went through.

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Blaine_the_mono
Nov 07, 2011

Decent. Cillian Murphy is pure talent and gives the kind of creepy performance that only he can. Only complaint is the film could have had a lot more suspense than it actually delivers.

kittymuir Jul 30, 2011

a strange and disturbing story.
A lot of great actors in this movie. Why was this not at theatres?
Perhaps because of the bad ending.
The whole movie has a great story that flows and keeps you attention then the ending is like what's up with this.

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elcycad
Sep 28, 2010

Poor and boring. My wife won't let me live down the fact that I borrowed it .

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