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The Caller (2011)

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A young divorcee is getting her life back together by moving into an apartment. But what will she do when a strange person repeatedly calls her, and threatens to change her new life around?

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Rose Lazar
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George
Lydia Echevarria ...
Old Woman
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Young Woman
Gladys Rodríguez ...
Concetta Guidi
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John Guidi, Sr. (as Emmanuel Logrono Molina)
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Attorney Kirby
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Troubled divorcee Mary Kee is tormented by a series of sinister phone calls from a mysterious woman. When the stranger reveals she's calling from the past, Mary tries to break off contact. But the caller doesn't like being ignored, and looks for revenge in a unique and terrifying way... Written by Screenwriter

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Some calls are best left unanswered.

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Rated R for some violence/disturbing images, language and a scene of sexuality | See all certifications »

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22 February 2013 (Mexico)  »

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Klisi apo tin Kolasi  »

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When Mary is on the phone, rarely is the shot of her locked on her face; director of photography went to great lengths researching shots and finding odd and interesting angles to ensure that the majority of the film she is spent on the phone would not become boring to watch. See more »

Connections

Remake of Two Lives: Rose (1998) See more »

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EVERY SINGLE PRAYER
Performed by Unkle (as UNKLE) featuring Gavin Clarke (as Gavin Clark)
Written by Gavin Clarke, James Lavelle, Pablo Clements, Aidan Lavelle
Courtesy of Surrender All Ltd
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Refreshingly unpretentious but easily forgettable
12 December 2011 | by (Colorado) – See all my reviews

Mary (Rachelle Lefevre) moves in to an apartment complex in Puerto Rico to escape her abusive ex who is none too happy about the divorce or the restraining order placed against him. Soon after, she's plagued by a barrage of phone calls from someone who identifies herself only as Rose. Slowly, their casual conversations veer toward an ominous direction, and one by one, people around her start dying or disappearing after she tries to cut off contact with the deranged caller.

If you have the patience to wait out the first 20 minutes, The Caller is a decent, straightforward mystery and suspense type thriller with reasonable acting and the welcomed absence of any CGI. Most of the scenes are shot at night or in Mary's dimly lit apartment, adding to the overall gloomy and grim tone. The movie is meant to inject you with fear, not with a quick jab to the jugular but, via a slow and steady stream. The borrowed time alteration theme from Frequency has its pitfalls - don't over-analyze and you won't be bothered by the plot holes.

A refreshingly unpretentious flick that relies on old school horror techniques (no gore or guts, no obtrusive soundtrack, no deafening sound effects) but, sadly, easily forgettable.


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