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Asylum

Based on a novel by Peter McGrath (Spider), this icy Gothic romance features Natasha Richardson (The Handmaid's Tale) as an unhappy '50s housewife, spouse to puritanical psychiatrist Hugh Bonneville (Stage Beauty). In a fit of (perhaps) misplaced passion, our heroine hooks up with one of her husband's patients--handsome, wife-killing loony Martin Csokas (The Kingdom of Heaven)--for some naughtiness in the nut house. Young Adam director David Mackenzie is exploring the idea of pushing boundaries, but the film is a bit too cold and clinical, resulting in some rather antiseptic Hitchcockian melodrama. Richardson is great, though. 99 minutes R.