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The Eye (2008)

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A woman receives an eye transplant that allows her to see into the supernatural world.

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The violinist Sydney Wells has been blind since she was five years old due to an accident. She submits to a surgery of cornea transplantation to recover her vision, and while recovering from the operation, she realizes that she's having strange visions. With the support of Dr. Paul Faulkner, Sidney finds who the donor of her eyes and begins a journey to find out the truth behind her visions. Written by Genesis Rojas, Caracas, Venezuela.

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You Won't Believe Her Eyes. See more »

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Rated PG-13 for violence/terror and disturbing content | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

1 February 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£704,655 (UK) (25 April 2008)

Gross:

£1,783,992 (UK) (16 May 2008)
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Jessica Alba was known as Obi Wan on set. See more »

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When Sydney gets out of the shower and is in the room with her sister, Sydney says "I need to find out who she is" and then her sister replies with "Who?" but her mouth is saying something else. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Teen on Skateboard: Oh, shit. Thanks. I didn't see that.
Sydney Wells: Neither did I.
Sydney Wells: [voice-over while Sydney walks in the street and settles in a café] People say seeing is believing, but for me, that's not entirely true. I lost my sight when I was five years old. Those memories of what I have seen have faded so much that I doubt I'd even recognize myself anymore. Now I see using my other senses. I can smell the rain before it drops, but I can't watch it fall. I can feel the sun on my face, but I can't see it rise...
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References A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) See more »

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Denver Boot
(from "The Dresden Files")
Written by Robert J. Kral
Courtesy of Lionsgate
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Mediocre Horror
25 May 2008 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

OK, so it isn't the best horror movie ever made, but it also isn't the worst.

The premise is reasonable (for a horror) and despite a few plot holes the film manages to build the suspense. Alba's acting is not exactly award winning, but she does enough to avoid you disbelieving the character.

The biggest gripe I have is that the ending is a bit of an anticlimax. After the build up (I think there should have been a bit more with the apartment residents) it just fizzled out.

Overall I wouldn't rush out to buy the DVD, but if there isn't anything else on, you could do worse.


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