Recommendation: Peacock

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John Skillpa, a quiet bank clerk living in tiny Peacock, Nebraska, prefers to live an invisible life. This might have to do with John’s secret: he has another personality no one knows about, a woman who each morning does his chores and cooks him breakfast before he starts his day. Then, in a moment, everything changes…

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Posted by on February 18th, 2011 at 08:00 am

Category: movies, recommendations 10 comments »

10 Responses to “Recommendation: Peacock”

  1. oddboyout

    I haven’t seen the film, but that storyline premise from IMDB seems very different from the one on Netflix:

    “Bank clerk John Skillpa (Cillian Murphy) hides a disturbing past from everyone in small-town Peacock, Neb. When a train jumps the tracks and crashes into John’s backyard, his neighbors discover a confused woman named Emma milling about. They rush to aid the woman they assume is John’s wife, but their efforts prompt John to descend into psychosis. Only Maggie (Ellen Page), a young mother, seems to know the truth behind his bizarre behavior.”


  2. RJ

    Cillian Murphy is amazing in Peacock.
    If you watch the movie, you’ll find that both plot descriptions are true.


  3. Anonymous

    I absolutely loved this movie, but was anyone else a little disappointed by the ending? I think it left too much to be asked and I felt like the film wasn’t even over.

    Other than that, I recommend it!


  4. Anonymous

    ugh, the return of the crazy multiple-personality tranny, as seen in Silence of the Lambs, Psycho, etc
    this is the 21st century can we have a different plotline PLEASE


    Anonymous replied:

    I thought the same thing when I heard of it. I know the plot is pretty exhausted and certainly insulting.
    But I gave it a chance, and it was really quite good. Don’t dismiss it yet!


    Vanessa replied:

    You know, when I first read the synopsis, I thought the same thing: Yet another movie portraying trans-people as insane.

    Then I wondered why it would be posted here. Then I read all of the comments saying give it a try… so you know… I shall.


    AmyDentata replied:

    I am a trans woman, and also have multiple personalities (dissociative identity disorder). While I agree that conflating transgender identity with being “insane” is problematic, so is the idea of “insanity” itself, and the stereotypes associated with dissociative identity. Please don’t prop up one community by bashing another. The stereotypes lobbed at BOTH communities are damaging.


    Elijah replied:

    A+ this


    HipsterFriend replied:

    I feel you. But Amy’s got a point with the whole “insanity” stereotype thing, I agree. And it’s worth noting that both Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter explicitly say that trans people are medically known to be nonviolent, and thus Buffalo Bill was not trans.

    Now, before someone comes about saying “but why were they reading medical literature on them/us in the first place?”, it’s important to remember that there is medical literature on those of Hebrew descent, or those of Asian descent, or biological men. There is medical literature about any category of people, because certain groups are more/less prone to different things.



  5. Miriam

    Is this a scary movie or a horror flick? It seems a little scary by the preview I watched and I’m not big on scary movies.


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