Ten-year-old Louis Drax has almost died 8 times. The first is when he was an infant and a light fixture fell on him in his crib, crushing his ribs. Then there's the time when he stuck a screwdriver into a light socket. His mother, Natalie (Sarah Gadon), insists it's a miracle each time something like this happens. But when he falls off a cliff, into the ocean, during a picnic, he dies for two hours and comes back to life. Natalie blames his step-father, Peter (Aaron Paul of BREAKING BAD), for pushing him off the precipice. So the police are after him. Louis is in a coma and cared for at the hospital by expert Dr. Allan Pascal (Jamie Dornan), who begins to develop feelings for his mother Natalie. Through flashbacks we're shown Louis' accidents and also him seeing a child psychologist (Oliver Platt), who suspects that Louis may be injuring himself. Then, weird things begin to happen-Dr Pascal has some hallucinations which seem to be Louis' dreams and this opens up an entirely different perspective of what's been going on.
This is one of those movies that starts off as one thing, then transforms, by the end, into something completely different than you thought it would be. My favorite parts are when Louis interacts with a sea-creature monster, which may or may not be an ally. Directed by Alexandre Aja (High Tension, The Hills Have Eyes). Highly recommended.