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The Village (2004)

PG-13 | | Drama, Mystery, Romance | 30 July 2004 (USA)
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A series of events tests the beliefs of a small isolated countryside village.

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In a quiet, isolated village in olde Pennsylvania, there lies a pact between the people of the village and the creatures who reside in the surrounding woods: the townspeople do not enter the woods, and the creatures do not enter the village. The pact stays true for many years, but when Lucius Hunt seeks medical supplies from the towns beyond the wood, the pact is challenged. Animal carcasses, devoid of fur, begin to appear around the village, causing the council of elders to fear for the safety of the village, the pact, and so much more. Written by simsman24000

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Rated PG-13 for a scene of violence and frightening situations | See all certifications »

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$60,000,000 (estimated)

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$50,746,142 (USA) (30 July 2004)

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$114,195,633 (USA) (26 November 2004)
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The film was originally to be called The Woods (2006) but another film from MGM was already scheduled to be using that name, so the title had to be changed to "The Village". See more »

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When Lucius ventures into the woods he picks a branch off a bush with red berries on it. When he emerges out of the woods there are green leaves on the branch which were not there when he picked it. See more »

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August Nicholson: Who'll pinch me to wake me up? Who will laugh at me when I fall? Whose breath will I listen for so that I may sleep? Whose hand will I hold so that I may walk?
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Those We Don't Speak Of - Joey Anaya and Kevin Foster See more »

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Shyamalan strikes again with another chilling, yet wonderful film.
30 July 2004 | by (U.S.A) – See all my reviews

When we go to the movies, we have certain expectations in mind. These expectations are increased when one attends a Shyamalan film. He is known for his intricate plots, mind blowing twists, and thrillingly suspenseful style. His newest feat, "The Village" more than lived up to his reputation.

This is the kind of film that will make you gasp, scream, and jump from your seats while also making you think, which is rare with today's movies. The viewer is never quite sure what will be around the corner and that is what makes this movie so great.

All of Shyamalan's movies (ie. "The Sixth Sense," "Unbreakable," and "Signs") have a certain mysterious essence that makes them stand out from other suspenseful films. He makes the audience feel many emotions besides fear, in fact, the presence of so many emotions in The Village adds to its quality. He manages to weave a romance into his story, thus making the audience truly feel for his characters. His films tend to have in underlying them, whether it be hope, courage, faith, or in this case love, and that is what makes his work so superb. Go to this movie expecting to feel fear, and every emotion in between.


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