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The Uninvited (2009)

PG-13 | | Drama, Horror, Mystery | 30 January 2009 (USA)
Anna returns home after a stint in a mental hospital, but her recovery is jeopardized by her cruel stepmother and 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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Opening Weekend:

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

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$28,573,173 (USA) (27 March 2009)
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A variation of clever camera angles and forced perspective helped maintain the illusion that Elizabeth Banks was several inches taller than Emily Browning, who, in reality, is only two inches shorter. See more »

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When Anna and Rachel are driving into town, you can see the BMW is a manual. Later when Anna is trying to escape from the house in the BMW, you can see it's changed to an automatic. See more »

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

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Painstakingly Obvious
17 April 2009 | by See all my reviews

OK, I must admit that Emily Browning is a good actress and I would like to see more movies with her as the protagonist.

SPOILER BELOW..! The movie itself was way to predictable for me. If you have seen many horror flicks like me you easily pick up when a central character in the plot is not acknowledged by the other characters. Im of course talking about Alex. The movie mainly consists of several scenes where Anna and Alex are talking and most end with Anna doing the answering and Alex running off or talking to herself. You just know that the ending will end up being a flashback to these scenes only with Anna sitting in the tub by her self or having monologues.

..A typical Hollywood Horror PG-13 remake gone wrong.


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