In 1921, England is overwhelmed by the loss and grief of World War I. Hoax exposer Florence Cathcart visits a boarding school to explain sightings of a child ghost. Everything she believes unravels as the 'missing' begin to show themselves.
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
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 »
Near the end when Rachel has brought Anna back from the sheriff's office and flings her on her bed, her arms land so they are laying above her head. In the next shot when Rachel has her back turned, Anna's arms are at her sides even though she hasn't moved. When Rachel turns around again, Anna's arms are again over her head. See more »
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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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