Taken Aback is a 2018 drama film written by J.H Wyman and directed by Gore Verbinski starring Johnny Depp,

Taken Aback
Directed by Gore Verbinski
Produced by Christopher Ball

John Baldecchi Lawrence Bender

Screenplay by J.H Wyman
Based on Idea by Gore Verbinski

Johnny Depp,

Mike Myers,

Mike Myers, Sigourney Weaver, Bill Nighy, Helen Hunt, Callan McAuliffe, Joel Murray, Donnie Yen, Mem Ferda, Remy Thorne and Ambrosia Kelley.

The film depicts a dysfunctional family and all those around them succumbing to the dangerous drugs they have undertaken.

Throughout the film the three main character brothers in their 67 trip out find themselves coming across three different beings: one of which is bad and threatening the youngest of the brothers and the other two guiding towards inner-truths buried deep within their subconsious.


We are taken into the lives of the Mildren family which consists of a mother, and a father, three sons: One 27, One 26 and One 18. The Mildren family are experiencing a crisis. Their beloved American White Picket Fence home is to be taken away. Mr. Mildren seems to find salvation after approaching the town's shady drug dealers who offer the amount of money needed to save their property in turn for him and his family the drug cartel's mixed drugs.

Mr. Mildren and Mrs. Mildren find themselves at a loss and commit the unthinkable. They administer the drugs to themselves, their three sons and two other young 18 year olds. What follows is 67 Hours of madness for the Mildren family and the poor two 18 year olds also administered a set of badly mixed drugs. Violence, Chaos and mind bending commences threatening to tear their lives apart.


  • Johnny Depp as Campbell "Camp" Mildren
  • Mike Myers as Robert "Robbie" Mildren
  • Helen Hunt as the Vixen/ The Temptress Neighbour who Robbie murdered
  • Callan McAuliffe as Martin" Marty" Mildren
  • Sigourney Weaver as Mother May Mildren
  • Bill Nighy as Father Fernard "Fern" Mildren
  • Joel Murray as the Monster/ The Paedophile who sexually assaulted Marty
  • Donnie Yen as The Fighter/ Old friend of Camp's who died in an alleyway the result of a vicious surprise beating
  • Pedro Almodóvar as Drug Boss Diego Monchartez
  • Jim Broadbent as Drug Boss Diedrich Bonchorto
  • Leslie Easterbrook as Miss Gallman
  • Sissy Spacek as Neighbour Florence Ketchem
  • David Strathairn as Mr. David Ketchem
  • Ambrosia Kelley as Lena Harvey
  • Loretta Devine as Nancy Harvey
  • Frankie Faison as Peter Harvey
  • Ernie Sabella as Drug Boss Donto Clorience
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