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Anna Rydell returns home to her sister (and best friend) Alex after a stint in a mental hospital, though her recovery is jeopardized thanks to her cruel stepmother, aloof father, and the presence of a ghost in their home.

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After the death of her ill mother in a fire, the young teenager Anna tries to commit suicide and is sent to a mental institution for treatment. Ten months later, Anna still cannot remember what had happened on the night her mother died. Her psychiatric Dr. Silberling, however, discharges her telling that she has resolved her issues. Her father and successful writer, Steven, brings her back home in an isolated mansion nearby the coast. Anna finds that her mother's former nurse, Rachel Summers, is her stepmother now. Anna meets her beloved sister, Alex, swimming in the sea. She discovers that Steven has not delivered the letters and CDs that Alex had sent to her. As time moves on, Anna is haunted by ghosts and she believes that Rachel killed her mother. Alex and Anna decide to look for evidences to prove that Rachel is the murderer and Anna discovers the truth about the fire in the boat house. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rated PG-13 for violent and disturbing images, thematic material, sexual content, language and teen drinking | See all certifications »

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Opening Weekend:

£343,378 (UK) (24 April 2009)

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£927,501 (UK) (8 May 2009)
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Emily Browning originally auditioned for the role of Alex. See more »

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The graves on the headstones of the Wright children have the death date as 1986 but later when they are looking at the computer, Alex says the story is from 1996. See more »

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Like a Neatly Shoveled Sidewalk
7 February 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Teenage girl's mom contracts some fatal illness, asks to spend her final days in the boathouse overlooking the Atlantic and just downslope from her wealthy writer husband's mansion on the Maine coastline, has little bell tied around her wrist to summon assistance, much of which is provided by dutiful Anna. One day the boathouse blows up with Mom inside. All this is told in flashbacks after the opening scene of Anna getting out of the asylum where she's been undergoing therapy for shock, guilt, horrible nightmares, and sounds of little bells.

She returns home and tries to pick up the pieces of her life, but Mom's old LPN (Elizabeth Banks) has taken up with Dad (David Strathairn) in her absence, and Anna and older sister Alex are resentful. Then Mom starts appearing again, suggesting that there was more to her death than met the eye.

Mercifully few gotcha scenes, some decent acting, and a literate script help, but this film is a good example of a bad subgenre. It's like saying you've got the most neatly shoveled sidewalk on your block. Nice, I guess, but hard for anyone to really care.

Periodic Rant about the Idiots at the MPAA

The Uninvited features grisly fright scenes of decomposing corpses and decapitated bodies, along with teenage girls, drenched in blood, wielding butcher knives. It was rated PG-13.

It opened the same day as the revenge fantasy Taken, with its stabbings, garrotings, explosions, sex slavery, torture, gratuitous murders, manic car chases against traffic, and widespread splashes of blood. Also PG-13.

But Frost/Nixon, a high-class production which is basically 2 guys having a political conversation in a living room, gets an R.

Question: Can anyone explain this?

Answer: No! Nobody can explain this, because it makes absolutely no sense. The MPAA is a bunch of frakkin' idiots.


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