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The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005)

A lawyer takes on a negligent homicide case involving a priest who performed an exorcism on a young girl.

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When a younger girl called Emily Rose dies, everyone puts blame on the exorcism which was performed on her by Father Moore prior to her death. The priest is arrested on suspicion of murder. The trail begins with lawyer Erin Bruner representing Moore, but it is not going to be easy, as no one wants to believe what Father Moore says is true. Written by FilmFanUk

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What happened to Emily?

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Rated PG-13 for thematic material, including intense/frightening sequences and disturbing images | See all certifications »

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9 September 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Exorcism of Anneliese Michel  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$30,054,300 (USA) (9 September 2005)

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$75,072,454 (USA) (4 November 2005)
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Trivia

Jennifer Carpenter's audition was so convincing and scary that the director decided to cast her right then. See more »

Goofs

The stop button is pushed on the tape recorder during the courtroom scene, but the tape continues to play for a few more seconds. See more »

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[Emily is in the church, standing before a gold crucifix sitting on a table in the middle of two lit candles. She stretches out one arm and starts bending backwards from her waist]
Jason: Oh, my God. Emily?
[Emily's head turns to face him. Her eyes are red]
Emily Rose: [possesed] DON'T TOUCH ME!
[She suddenly falls to the ground and stars to cry. Her eyes return to normal. Jason starts backing away]
Emily Rose: Jason, please... don't leave me!
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Opening statement: This film is based on a true story. See more »

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Prelude, Op. 3, No. 2 in C Sharp Minor
(1887)
Written by Sergei Rachmaninoff
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Excellent and intelligent..close to the book.
12 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

With the exception of the title, " Emily Rose" vs "Anneliese Michel", this was an excellent adaptation of the book. Actually, one of the consultants was Felicitas Goodman, the author and anthropologist who studied this case and I believe, owns the audiotapes of the ritual.

It is actually more of a court room drama. However, there is no sparing of pure psychological terror. All and all an excellent movie. Other posters have observed that believing in Christianity or the lack thereof, is not shoved down the viewer's throats. It allows one to form their own opinion.

My only concern; the PG-13 rating. Way too intense for viewers 10-13 years old or younger.


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