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Cursed (2005)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Horror | 25 February 2005 (USA)
A werewolf loose in Los Angeles changes the lives of three young adults who, after being mauled by the beast, learn they must kill it in order to avoid becoming werewolves themselves.

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Ellie has been taking care of her younger brother Jimmy since their parents death. One night after picking him up from a party they are involved in a car accident on Mullholland Drive. While trying to rescue a woman from the other car a creature attacks and kills her, also injuring both Ellie and Jimmy. After some research Jimmy realizes the creature could only have been a werewolf. Written by kwedgwood@hotmail.com

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Comedy | Horror

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Rated PG-13 for horror violence/terror, some sexual references, nudity, language and a brief drug reference | See all certifications »

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$38,000,000 (estimated)

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$9,633,085 (USA) (25 February 2005)

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$19,294,901 (USA) (6 May 2005)
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Only about 90% of original version was filmed, only thing that wasn't was the original scripted ending. Although during the filming of the original version he said to Wes Craven that he was happy with the film, producer Bob Weinstein later changed his opinion and ordered for the movie to be almost completely re-shot and for new plot to be included. This type of orders and interference with the films was something that Bob and his brother Harvey are known for. After massive re-shoots which included filming newly written ending Weinstein told Craven that he didn't like it so another ending was filmed in which Jake attacks Ellie and Jimmy in their home, despite the fact that it makes no sense with rest of the movie. It was added because Miramax and Weinstein wanted for ending to be like ending of the Scream, in which boyfriend of main actress turns out to be villain, this was also one of the reasons why Skeet Ulrich quit from the film (He played boyfriend/villain in the Scream). See more »

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(at around 24 mins) When Ellie and Joanie are arguing in the hallway at Ellie's office, first Joanie's hair is over her shoulder and her purse is on her arm. Then, no purse, and her hair is behind her shoulder. Next, hair is forward and purse is back on her arm. See more »

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Joanie: [Jimmy has just asked to fight one-one-one with Joanie, but Joanie sends him flying] Fair fight? This is Hollywood!
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References An American Werewolf in London (1981) See more »

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You'll Never Catch Me
Written by Steve Harwell, Robbie Nevil and Matthew Gerrard
Performed by Steve Harwell
Courtesy of Spunout Records
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Pretty Cool Little Werewolf Movie.
23 March 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Every once in a while, Wes Craven comes out with something new that I enjoy. Scream was the last noteworthy movie I can recall (and that I have seen) that was good. While Cursed was no Scream, it was a pretty good little werewolf movie, despite what Wes, himself, thinks of it. I think it would have been better if it was left uncut, but I still thought pretty highly of it, even if most do not agree.

Cursed is about a brother and sister named Ellie and Jimmy (Christina Ricci & Jesse Eisenberg) who get into a car accident and end up getting bit by something while helping the other motorist. Neither knows what it was, but Jimmy saw the creature directly and describes it as a wolf-like creature. Slowly, they begin to feel the changes one makes when turning into a werewolf and they have to solve the mystery of how to stop it.

I do have to say that Christina Ricci was absolutely stunning. I love the way she looks with her hair down. Also, Kristina Anapau as Brooke was also quite a knock-out.

The plot does take a few turns, some of them not so good but overall, not too bad. The good far outweighed the bad with me. The werewolf itself was awesome, with the exception of the one time you get to watch the transformation. It was OK but could have used a little flair or a bit of violence in the change- maybe something along the lines of Van Helsing's vampire change would have suited me better. Also, the little gay sub-plot thrown in for no apparent reason could have been left out. I realize this sounds weird to say about a horror film, but coming out of the closet in the way shown in this movie was completely unrealistic. Even more so than the fact they were running from werewolves.

I was also a bit disappointed with the ending but I was truly entertained throughout the film and can recommend it with an 8 out of 10.


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