What happened if one day, you woke up, and the biggest obstacle in your life — a physical ailment, financial woes — were removed. What you would change? How would you live differently? And would you like the person that you became? That’s the question at the core of “The Ticket,” and today we have an exclusive clip from the clip.
Starring Dan Stevens, Malin Akerman, Kerry Bishé and Oliver Platt, and directed by Ido Fluk, the story follows James, blind since childhood, who one day miraculously has his sight restored. He soon embarks on a path to better his life, but it’s a journey that hurts those around him. Here’s the official synopsis:
James (Dan Stevens), a blind man, inexplicably regains his vision, he becomes possessed by a drive to make a better life for himself. However, his new improvements-a nicer home, a higher paying job, tailored suits, luxury car-leave little room for the people who were part of his old, simpler life: his plain wife (Malin Åkerman) and close friend Bob (Oliver Platt). As his relationships buckle under the strain of his snowballing ambition, it becomes uncertain if James can ever return from darkness. Fluk masterfully paints a visual world that reflects the mesmerizing effect that newfound sight has on James; the vibrant backgrounds and the sun-drenched rooms are captivating in their beauty. His dreamy and subjective style combines with an astute sense of character to craft a modern fable about what it really means to be blind.
“The Ticket” opens in cinemas and On Demand on April 7th.