ALTERED MINDS REVIEWED
“Altered Minds” is pretty amazing when you look at its premise. Judd Hirsch plays a dying former CIA psychiatrist. His kids reunited for one last send-off, but his non-adopted son has issues. That’s when Hirsch reveals that he screwed with his kids’ memories. Some kids think they had a better childhood, while his biological son thinks that he was abused as a kid. Now, the three adults have to figure out what happened.
Honestly, I feel that the movie might’ve worked better as a play. That’s not to say that a film with few locations couldn’t play well to an audience. It’s just that something feels lost when we have to amp it for film. There’s an amazing script here and I think a slight shuffling of the cast could’ve overpowered some of the aesthetic choices. This is a film that I have plans to revisit.
- Deleted Scenes
- Audio Commentaries
- Director’s Video Logs
- 2.35:1 standard definition transfer
- Dolby Digital 5.1
RELEASE DATE: 6/7/2016
The Plot Thus Far
Altered Minds is a psychological thriller about a tormented son who makes a desperate bid to save his sanity by unearthing family secrets before his father dies. Plagued by terrifying visions, Tommy Shellner hijacks a family celebration in an attempt to force a confession from his once CIA psychiatrist father. The warm reunion in their family home turns icy and spirals out of control when Tommy alleges his father adopted three children for the purposes of psychological experimentation.