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The Uninvited (2009)

PG-13  |   |  Drama, Horror, Mystery  |  30 January 2009 (USA)
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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

30 January 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Tale of Two Sisters  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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


£927,501 (UK) (8 May 2009)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The book Anna's father gives her in the car is titled 'The Repose of Sand.' It's also the book she's seen reading later, in bed. See more »


When you first see the mother the bell is on her left arm, but the next time you see the mother the bell is now on her right arm. See more »


[first lines]
Matt: I love you. And I have a condom.
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References The Other (1972) See more »


Written by Jim Oxborrow and John Etkin-Bell
Performed by Smallwhitelight
Courtesy of Westbourne Recordings
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User Reviews

Surprisingly Good
28 January 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A lot of people seem to be judging this movie by the trailer alone, but I was lucky enough to see an advance screening today, and I have to say that the movie was not what I expected. Sure, some of the obvious plot points in the trailer are there, but overall, the movie was really quite good. Suspenseful, scary at the right moments, with a hint of a flavor you don't see in most movies.

I'm not going to say much about it, but take my word for it that I thought it was really well done. It's not perfect, but it definitely does well for itself. Don't just judge a book by its cover, nor a movie simply by its trailer.

Yes, it may be a remake, but it's a good remake. I give it: 8/10.

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