Starring: James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy, Betty Buckley, Jessica Sula, Haley Lu Richardson
Psychological thriller written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan. While the mental divisions of those with dissociative identity disorder have long fascinated and eluded science, it is believed that some can also manifest unique physical attributes for each personality, a cognitive and physiological prism within a single being.
Though Kevin (James McAvoy) has evidenced 23 personalities to his trusted psychiatrist, Dr. Fletcher (Betty Buckley), there remains one still submerged who is set to materialize and dominate all the others. Compelled to abduct three teenage girls led by the willful, observant Casey (Anya Taylor-Joy), Kevin reaches a war for survival among all of those contained within him, as well as everyone around him, as the walls between his compartments shatter apart.
Best Quotes from Trailer:
[Kevin gets in to the driver’s seat of a car where three girls are waiting]
Claire: Hey! Pardon me, sir, I think you have the wrong car.
[suddenly he turns and sprays mace into her eyes]
[the three girls find themselves locked inside a room in a basement]
Casey: What are we doing here? What the hell is going on?
[Kevin opens the door holding a rifle]
Kevin: I was sent to get you for a reason.
Casey: There’s a flower on the pillows, a flower in the bathroom, like we’re important.
Claire: The only chance we have is if all three of us go crazy on this guy.
[spying through the keyhole they see someone dressed in female clothes]
Casey: Who is that? Maybe she can help us.
Claire: We’re here! Help us!
Marcia: We’re in here!
[the door is unlocked and the girls are horrified to see Kevin enter dressed in woman’s clothes]
Kevin: Don’t worry, he knows what you’re here for. He’s not allowed to touch you. He knows that. He listens to me.
[Kevin speaks in a childish voice]
Kevin: My name’s Hedwig. I have red socks.
Casey: How old are you?
Kevin: Someone’s coming for you.
Casey: Who’s coming?
Kevin: [to Casey] He’s done awful things to people and he’ll do awful things to you.
Kevin: The beast.
Casey: Help me get out of her, Hedwig.
[suddenly Kevin grabs her and picks her up]
Casey: Oh, no!
Casey: Hedwig, could you help us?
[Kevin as Hedwig]
Kevin: I have a window in my room.
Casey: Maybe you can show us.
[he shows Casey the window in his room, which is a drawing of a window he’s stuck on the wall]
Kevin: It’s here. Now it’s closed. Now it’s open.
[he flips the drawing to show a drawing of an open window, Casey looks visibly upset]
Kevin: Did you think it was a real window so you could leave?
Kevin: [to Casey] Are you trying to trick me? I’ll tell on you.
Kevin: Aren’t you the clever one.
Dr. Fletcher: [to Kevin] You’ve emailed for an appointment two days in a row. Tell me what’s going on? Did something happen?
Dr. Fletcher: I’ve never seen a case like this before. Twenty-three identities live in Kevin’s body.
Dr. Fletcher: [to Kevin] Who are you?
Dr. Fletcher: The human brain is the most complex object in the universe.
Dr. Fletcher: An individual with multiple personalities can change their body chemistry with their thoughts.
Dr. Clerque: What will happen when he unlocks the potential of his brain?
Dr. Fletcher: There is no limit to what he can become.
[to Claire and Marcia; referring to Kevin’s split personalities]
Casey: The only way we’re getting out of here is if one of them decides to let us out.
[after finding a walkie-talkie]
Casey: There’s a man here, he abducted us and he’s going to kill me!
Casey: We’re meant for something, something horrible.
Kevin: Tonight is a sacred night. You will be in the presence of something greater. The world will understand now. The beast is real.
Split is set for release in the US and UK January 20th.