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Stoker (2013)

R | | Drama, Thriller | 1 March 2013 (UK)
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After India's father dies, her Uncle Charlie, who she never knew existed, comes to live with her and her unstable mother. She comes to suspect this mysterious, charming man has ulterior motives and becomes increasingly infatuated with him.

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Reverend
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Peg Allen ...
Housekeeper 1
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Housekeeper 2 (as Lauren Roman)
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Mrs. McGarrick
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Mr. Feldman
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Whip
Dominick 'Dino' Howard ...
Pitts' Friend
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Tyler von Tagen ...
Thomas A. Covert ...
Young Charles Stoker (as Thomas Covert)
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Storyline

India Stoker (Mia Wasikowska) was not prepared to lose her father and best friend Richard (Dermot Mulroney) in a tragic auto accident. The solitude of her woodsy family estate, the peace of her tranquil town, and the unspoken somberness of her home life are suddenly upended by not only this mysterious accident, but by the sudden arrival of her Uncle Charlie (Matthew Goode), whom she never knew existed. When Charlie moves in with her and her emotionally unstable mother Evie (Nicole Kidman), India thinks the void left by her father's death is finally being filled by his closest bloodline. Soon after his arrival, India comes to suspect that this mysterious, charming man has ulterior motives. Yet instead of feeling outrage or horror, this friendless young woman becomes increasingly infatuated with him. Written by Fox Searchlight Pictures

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Do not disturb the family. See more »

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Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for disturbing violent and sexual content | See all certifications »

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1 March 2013 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Lazos perversos  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$160,547 (USA) (1 March 2013)

Gross:

$1,702,277 (USA) (3 May 2013)
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Trivia

Wentworth Miller has also penned "Uncle Charlie", a prequel to Stoker. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1 hour 20 mins) When the sheriff is leaving the house, India and Charles say, "Goodbye Sheriff," and India's hair changes from neat to disheveled between shots. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
India Stoker: My ears hear what others cannot hear; small faraway things people cannot normally see are visible to me. These senses are the fruits of a lifetime of longing, longing to be rescued, to be completed. Just as the skirt needs the wind to billow, I'm not formed by things that are of myself alone. I wear my father's belt tied around my mother's blouse, and shoes which are from my uncle. This is me. Just as a flower does not choose its color, we are not responsible for what we have come ...
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Crazy Credits

The credits scroll from top to bottom of the screen, rather than bottom to top, like in most scrolling end credits. See more »

Connections

References The Others (2001) See more »

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Stoker Piano Duet #2
Written by Philip Glass
Performed by Sugar Vendil & Trevor Gureckis
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Guess this movie is a living proof that IMDb ratings are overrated
22 June 2013 | by (Albania) – See all my reviews

First of, the actors and director do an amazing job, so don't get me wrong there but the movie itself is awful.

Very slow, very predictable, no climax, no point, no nothing. This movie simply is a living proof that IMDb ratings are paid by the producers themselves in order to sell the movie. No other explanation can I give to the 7.1 rating at the time of this review. If you don't believe me please find some spare time (but don't take if from anything thing even slightly important...just find some dead time) and watch it. After that please leave a rating here and I am sure the ratings (if not manipulated) will drop immediately.

I know movies are like the food we eat and based on taste, but I am sure that there is no one to taste this movie up to a 7star rating.

Bottom line, waste of time.


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