Jeff Goldblum is charismatic as ever in ‘The Mountain’, where he plays a smooth-talking doctor with an effective way of rendering people with psychiatric problems ‘innocuous’ - a term he uses as a euphemism for his devastating medical procedure.
Set in the 1950s, Goldblum’s Wallace Fiennes is based on real-life lobotomist Walter Freemanan, an evangelist of the operation that consisted of hammering spikes into patients’ brains through their eye sockets to sever their prefrontal cortex.
Fiennes befriends Andy, a troubled young man played by ‘Ready Player One’ star Tye Sheridan, who becomes his assistant and photographer as he travels from hospital to hospital. The doctor spends his free time drinking and womanising.
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