4.1/10
2,404
39 user 16 critic

The Institute (2017)

R | | Thriller | 3 March 2017 (USA)
Trailer
1:58 | Trailer
In 19th century Baltimore, a girl stricken with grief from her parents' untimely death voluntarily checks herself into the Rosewood Institute, and is subjected to bizarre and increasingly ... See full summary »

Writers:

Matt Rager (screenplay), Adam Rager (screenplay)
Reviews

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Tenn (2017)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A young Tennessee Williams struggles to find his voice in 1930's St. Louis

Director: James Franco
Stars: Michelle Arthur, Michael Bradley, Alon Dina
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

On the first day of shooting, James Franco, David Shields, and Caleb Powell throw out the script when a real-life argument breaks out between the three of them about what can and can't be ... See full summary »

Director: James Franco
Stars: James Franco, Caleb Powell, David Shields
Blood Heist (2017)
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Something goes terribly wrong when a band of Latin sisters and their brother attempt a violent robbery in order to make their first indie film.

Director: Jenna Cavelle
Stars: James Franco, Edy Ganem, Shakira Barrera
The Ape (2005)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

A young writer, nearing a mental breakdown caused by his family and boss, moves into an apartment occupied by a walking, talking, foul-mouthed ape in a Hawaiian shirt and Converse High Tops.

Director: James Franco
Stars: James Franco, Brian Lally, Allison Bibicoff
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A film adaptation of James Franco's novel "Actors Anonymous", exploring the lives of young actors in Hollywood, from the highs to the lows, to the lies and the heartbreak.

Directors: Melanie Aitkenhead, Abi Damaris Corbin, and 10 more credits »
Stars: Scott Haze, Jake Robbins, James Franco
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A collection of four short films based on stories written by William Faulkner.

Directors: Arkesh Ajay, Kelly Pike, and 2 more credits »
Stars: James Franco, Alicia Witt, Amy Smart
Future World (2018)
Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.2/10 X  

A young boy searches a future world wasteland for a rumored cure for his dying mother.

Directors: James Franco, Bruce Thierry Cheung
Stars: James Franco, Suki Waterhouse, Jeff Wahlberg
Child of God (2013)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A dispossessed, violent man's disastrous attempt to exist outside the social order.

Director: James Franco
Stars: Scott Haze, Tim Blake Nelson, Jim Parrack
The Institute I (2013)
Documentary | Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A documentary on the Jejune Institute, a mind-bending San Francisco phenomenon where 10,000 people became "inducted" without ever quite realizing what they'd signed up for.

Director: Spencer McCall
Stars: Arye Bender, Boston Blake, Jeff Hull
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

A look at the trials and tribulations of the Compson family, living in the deep south during the early part of the 20th century.

Director: James Franco
Stars: James Franco, Tim Blake Nelson, Scott Haze
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Based on the classic novel by William Faulkner, first published in 1930, "As I Lay Dying" is the story of the death of Addie Bundren and her family's quest to honor her last wish to be buried in the nearby town of Jefferson.

Director: James Franco
Stars: James Franco, Tim Blake Nelson, Jim Parrack
The Show (2017)
Drama | Game-Show | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

An unsettling look at reality T.V. where a disturbing hit game show has its contestants ending their lives for the public's enjoyment.

Director: Giancarlo Esposito
Stars: Josh Duhamel, Giancarlo Esposito, Famke Janssen
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Allie Gallerani ... Isabel Porter
James Franco ... Dr. Cairn
Joe Pease ... Roderick Porter
Scott Haze ... Gunther
Lori Singer ... Madame Werner
Amber Coney ... Margaret
Val Lauren ... Dr. Jacobs
Zoë Bleu Sidel Zoë Bleu Sidel ... Lucy (as Zoe Bleu)
Gabrielle Haugh ... Allison
Pamela Anderson ... Ann Williams
Cynthia Murell ... Clara Barnes
Tim Blake Nelson ... Dr. Lemelle
Topher Grace ... Vincent
Eric Roberts ... Dr. Torrington
Ben Youcef ... Arthur Turner
Edit

Storyline

In 19th century Baltimore, a girl stricken with grief from her parents' untimely death voluntarily checks herself into the Rosewood Institute, and is subjected to bizarre and increasingly violent pseudo-scientific experiments in personality modification, brainwashing and mind control; she must escape the clutches of the Rosewood and exact her revenge. Written by Momentum Pictures

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for disturbing content/bloody violence, and graphic nudity | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 March 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Enstitü See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$31,634
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

In the beginning of the movie when they walk up to the gate of the Rosewood Institute, the camera pans back and you can see a palm tree in the distance behind the building. This movie being set in Baltimore means that there would not be any Palm Trees there. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Half in the Bag: The Disaster Artist (2017) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Expected better.
29 November 2018 | by gnvvclarkSee all my reviews

Not sure what they hoped to gain from this movie. I'm surprised at how terrible it is considering the line-up. However, terrible it is, and I wouldn't recommend investing the time. James Franco should reconsider his decision to direct films.


5 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 39 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed