The Machinist (2004)


Trevor Reznik is a machinist in a factory. An extreme case of insomnia has led to him not sleeping in a year, and his body withering away to almost nothing. He has an obsessive compulsion to write himself reminder notes and keep track of his dwindling weight, both scribbled on yellow stickers in his apartment. The only person he lets into his life in an emotional sense is Stevie, a prostitute, although he has an infatuation with Maria, a single mother waitress working in an airport diner.

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  1. I watched this movie back in 2004, I think, when I was in high school, and I remember being completely shocked by it because of Bale’s body. I didn’t know the actor at the time… but then watched “American Psycho” a couple of months later. Imagine my surprise when I found out it was the same person! Great film.

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