The Mind's Eye full movie review - Thoroughly unexpected and enjoyable.
WARNING: SPOILER ALERT!!!
Do not be mislead by the pointless, misleading synopsis. Like the excellent "Final Approach" the synopsis bears only the loosest relationship the the film and could be construed as misrepresentation under the Trades Description Act. This is a GOOD THING (tm).
A truer synopsis might read something like this:
"A touching and tragic drama about the development of psychosis.
Two high-school best friends: Mattie is a confident musician but her wealthy home-life is remote. Jess is shy and likes science, with an equally remote but harder home life.
After a car accident, in which her best friend Mattie was driving, Jess suffers very serious head trauma: a bizarre case of locked-in syndrome; unable to communicate with the outside world Jess's fantasy becomes her reality and in a surrealistic twist her reality becomes increasingly and confusingly entwined with the real lives of others. These are: Mattie and Mattie's boyfriend Riley, Aiyana (the school psychologist) & Mark (a science teacher) at the start of their own relationship, and the ambulance men who provide first-aid.
The personal demons of Aiyana & Mark provide them with the ability to sympathise with the increasing bizarre life of Mattie as her reality merges with that of locked-in Jess.
Ultimately, Mattie seeks forgiveness for the tragic accident, which though given, in a Faustian twist, takes upon herself the personality of Jess; thus releasing Jess who becomes Mattie's other personality in developing full-blown schizophrenia.
(There is some mumbo-jumbo pseudo-science about quantum entanglement to explain why this group are brought together, which is rather unconvincingly given and best ignored, hence this film gets an 8 not a 9.)