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PG-13 | | Drama, Horror, Mystery | 30 January 2009 (USA)
Anna Ivers returns home to her sister Alex after a stint in a mental hospital, though her recovery is jeopardized thanks to her cruel stepmother. Her dismay quickly turns to horror when she is visited by ghastly visions of her dead mother.

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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 evidence 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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$10,325,824 (USA) (30 January 2009)

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$28,573,173 (USA) (27 March 2009)
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The name of Anna's psychiatrist is Dr. Silberling. This is a possible reference to Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004), which was directed by Brad Silberling and starred Emily Browning as Violet Baudelaire. See more »

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When Anna goes up to the attic, she pulls the light string and the light violently swings. In the next shot, it is perfectly still. See more »

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Matt: I love you. And I have a condom.
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References Vertigo (1958) See more »

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Written by Jarvis Cocker, Jean-Benoît Dunckel (as Jean Dunckel-Barbier), Nicolas Godin and Neil Hannon
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Dummied Down Too Much For American Audiences
10 May 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was incredibly disappointed. I am a fan of Asian Horror and have the movie A Tale of Two Sisters that this movie was based on. There is little real resemblance. They completely revamped it, probably because they thought American audiences were too attention deficit to sit through a real psychological thriller without a linear plot that was explained to death. They also must have thought that the concept of vengeful spirits was too scary for us because they turned it into another lame overdone psycho killer movie. They took an intense and creepy ghost story and mutilated it. What they ended up with was a movie that was boring, tedious, and predictable. Don't waste your money seeing or renting this one.


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