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In a Dark Place (2006)

 -  Horror | Thriller  -  19 June 2007 (USA)
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The disturbed arts teacher, Anna Veigh, is hired by Mr. Laing as a governess to raise Flora and her brother Miles. Anna believes that the ghosts of the former governess, Miss Jessel, and ... See full summary »

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Mr. James
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Mr. Laing
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The disturbed arts teacher, Anna Veigh, is hired by Mr. Laing as a governess to raise Flora and her brother Miles. Anna believes that the ghosts of the former governess, Miss Jessel, and housekeeper, Peter Quint, are in the property haunting the children, and she decides to help them to face the spirits and get their souls free. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rated R for some sexual content/nudity and disturbing images | See all certifications »

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The book that Anna reads in bed is the 1994 Penguin Books edition of "The Turn of the Screw" by Henry James, on which this movie is based. See more »

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When Flora is playing hide & seek with Miles, her accent suddenly disappears. See more »

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Really really bad
29 December 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a highly sexualized cinematic version of the Henry James novel, The Turn of the Screw. Unlike The Innocents, an earlier film version of the same novel, the plot does not unfold slowly and mysteriously, but all at once and without a trace of subtlety. The main character, played by an either drugged or extremely bored Leelee Sobieski, is for inexplicable reasons hired as a nanny for two bratty children on a country estate. She begins seeing ghosts, or maybe she's just going crazy? This question is rehashed over and over and over again. And then once again, for good measure. The film really goes no further, and everything happens at a snail's pace that kills any kind of suspense or tension.

The settings, actors, and the scenes that involve them are dreary and boring. The film lacks any kind of spark, and is totally joyless. The only thoughts it provokes are ones of confusion, and this is not intentional but rather the product of poor scripting and editing. Really, the only reason to watch this movie is to see Leelee Sobieski's gigantic breasts (the true stars of the film) displayed repeatedly in various states of undress. That's well and good, but you can probably find snapshots on the net and save yourself the experience of watching this dull film. Watch The Innocents instead, or better yet, read the novel.


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