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With just two previous productions to her name across the past 14 years (Boys Don’t Cry, Stop-Loss), director Kimberly Peirce’s latest endeavour is the somewhat contentious decision to adapt Stephen King’s renowned novel Carrie. Though it should be taken into account that this feature is a mere adaptation as opposed to a remake, given the iconic status of Brian De Palma’s cult favourite, 1976 offering, the validity of this entire reimagining comes with some justifiably raised eyebrows.

The title role is taken on by Chloë Grace Moretz, as a young girl ostracised by her peers at school and bullied for her unique and peculiar personality, certainly not helped along by her deranged upbringing, where she shares a damaged relationship with her spiritual mother Margaret (Julianne Moore). When an incident in the changing rooms after gym class – involving bullies Sue (Gabriella Wilde) and Chris (Portia Doubleday) – turns the school on Carrie’s side, »

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