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The Moth Diaries (2011)

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Rebecca is suspicious of Ernessa, the new arrival at her boarding school. But is Rebecca just jealous of Ernessa's bond with Lucie, or does the new girl truly possess a dark secret?

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Rebecca is suspicious of Ernessa, the new arrival at her boarding school. But is Rebecca just jealous of Ernessa's bond with Lucie, or does the new girl truly possess a dark secret?

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Every girl has her secrets.


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Rated R for some bloody images, sexuality, drug use and language | See all certifications »

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17 May 2012 (United Arab Emirates)  »

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Die Sehnsucht der Falter  »

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$2,276 (USA) (20 April 2012)

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$3,838 (USA) (27 April 2012)
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The classical piece Ernessa plays on piano is Chopin's Nocturne no. 1. Lily Cole actually suggested a few different pieces to the director and chose this piece, which she had never heard before. See more »

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Rebecca: You're wrong. The good things I remember about my father - the walks we took, the fairy tales he read to me - they all really happened.
Ernessa: He read you other fairy tales that you forgot.
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Ernessa: # My mother, she butchered me. My father, he ate me. My sister, little Anne-Marie, she gathered up the bones of me, and tied them in a silken cloth to lay under the juniper. Tweet, tweet, what a pretty bird am I! #
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Fantasia in D minor K.397
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performed by Sarah Bolger
Published by Atlantic Screen Composers Ltd
(Administered by Cascanada SOCAN)
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Beautiful Moths
28 August 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I can't exactly put my finger on it, but there is something quite beautiful and unique about "The Moth Diaries".

One thing anyone seeing the movie should know is that it is NOT a horror movie. It is a dramatic thriller that has some elements of horror to it (much like Black Swan). Maybe it was the whole idea about the female empowerment or the literature weaved into the story line, but I couldn't keep myself from watching the movie.

The acting is average, nothing really great or horrible about it. If you have ever read the book, it pretty much follows right into it. The actors did do a good job of portraying the characters as I imagine.

Will everybody like "The Moth Diaries"? No. It's a very hit or miss movie. But in a year full of terrible horror films, you can do a lot worse...


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