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The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016)

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A father and son, both coroners, are pulled into a complex mystery while attempting to identify the body of a young woman, who was apparently harboring dark secrets.

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Cox and Hirsch play father and son coroners who receive a mysterious homicide victim with no apparent cause of death. As they attempt to identify the beautiful young "Jane Doe," they discover increasingly bizarre clues that hold the key to her terrifying secrets.

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Every body has a secret.


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Rated R for bloody horror violence, unsettling grisly images, graphic nudity, and language | See all certifications »

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€251,128 (Italy) (12 March 2017)
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Trivia

The song playing throughout this movie was on the Flintstones. Let the Sunshine in, sung by Pebbles. See more »

Goofs

When the deputy is driving away with Jane Doe's body, the van he's driving has a console stick shift and the speedometer is clearly label in K/H and not MPH. If this were in the US, as is depicted, new vans are not available with a console shift manual transmission and MPH is the standard for speed instrumentation. See more »

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[first lines]
Trooper Cole: Sheriff, you gotta get down here.
Sheriff Burke: We got an ID on her?
Trooper Cole: No, sir. No relation to Paul and Carol.
Lieutenant Wade: Who's she?
Sheriff Burke: Well, for now, she's a Jane Doe.
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the "Special thanks" section, the last entry is the single word: "Troll". André Øvredal's previous movie was "Troll Hunter" (2010). See more »

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References The Notebook (2004) See more »

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Maze Song
Written by Electra Stuart (PRS) & Alan Waller (PRS)
Performed by Electra Stuart & Alan Waller
Published by De Wolfe Ltd (ASCAP)
Electra Stuart & Alan Waller appear courtesy of De Wolfe Music USA
Under license by Ford Music Services
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Creepy as Hell
21 December 2016 | by (North America) – See all my reviews

And a simply wonderful throwback to the 1970s when horror was, well, horror -- and not based on gimmicks like "found footage" but rather genuine scene-setting, story building, audience engagement, and full-tilt creepiness.

Probably destined to become a classic.

Brian Cox is this generation's Donald Pleasence, that is to say, a character actor who could not give a bad performance if he tried yet is destined to never actually stand out in any single production because that is his style.

Director André Øvredal is one of those rare finds -- an auteur with (so far) a small body of work who is producing better and better films. This suggests that over time he will probably give us bigger and better treats to come.

And while Ophelia Lovibond does not get a lot of screen time, the exposure she does have will only add to her fan base. An American accent so natural you would think she was trained by Hugh Laurie and a performance so sweet you might not even recognize her (unless you looked twice) as the very same actress that underpinned an entire season of Elementary.

Recommended? This is a must-see!


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