23 personalities create one twisted movie

Known for his chilling thrillers “The Sixth Sense” and “Unbreakable” M. Night Shyamalan has debuted another film that premiered in theaters Jan. 20. Already earning $40.2 million during its opening weekend, this movie has earned its spot as No. 1 in the
box office.

The movie “Split” follows a man who suffers from dissociative identity disorder (DID) and has 23 distinct personalities living within him, ranging in ages and
genders.

James McAvoy, who portrays Kevin Wendell Crumb, delivers a jaw-dropping performance inside the mind of someone who suffers from DID. Juggling between numerous complex characters, McAvoy keeps audiences wondering which personality is going to take the  spotlight next. All of the personalities  that McAvoy portrays include strong qualities, which results in an array of emotions from audience members.

Though the question of whether the disorder was portrayed accurately within the film comes to mind, it can be concluded that the movie did have a level of realism, but of course added the Hollywood flair.

  The film is definitely worth viewing, and whether realistic or not, Shyamalan leaves audiences in a state of perplexity that begs for more.

Whether a Shyamalan fan or simply a fan of thriller movies, in general, “Split” is definitely worth the watch.

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