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Carrie (2013)

 -  Drama | Horror  -  18 October 2013 (USA)
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A reimagining of the classic horror tale about Carrie White, a shy girl outcast by her peers and sheltered by her deeply religious mother, who unleashes telekinetic terror on her small town after being pushed too far at her senior prom.

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A reimagining of the classic horror tale about Carrie White (Chloë Grace Moretz), a shy girl outcast by her peers and sheltered by her deeply religious mother (Julianne Moore), who unleashes telekinetic terror on her small town after being pushed too far at her senior prom. Based on the best-selling novel by Stephen King, Carrie is directed by Kimberly Peirce with a screenplay by Lawrence D. Cohen and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. Written by Sony Pictures Entertainment

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prom | outcast | shy girl | terror | vengeance | See more »

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Know her name. Fear her power. See more »

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Drama | Horror

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Rated R for bloody violence, disturbing images, language and some sexual content. | See all certifications »

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Carrie, la vengeance  »

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$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$16,101,552 (USA) (18 October 2013)

Gross:

$35,266,619 (USA) (22 November 2013)
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While billed as a new adaptation of the novel, many screenplay elements were borrowed from Lawrence D. Cohen's adaptation of the 1976 film. See more »

Goofs

The sewing machine that Carrie uses to make her dress is an electrically powered industrial one and only requires a single depression of the control to make it move. However the shot of the foot control being operated by telekinetic powers shows it being pumped up and down as in an old fashioned manually powered machine. If she were to do this with an electrical machine it would start and stop but in the film the fabric is moving forward continuously. See more »

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[first lines]
Margaret White: [long bellowing cry from behind the door] Help me!
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The original film adaptation of the novel CARRIE has creepy atmosphere, laudable acting, excellent story development and the perfect tension-building pace. This film has none of those things in common with its predecessor. This one also lacks the character development and chemistry between the principle characters that was present in the original version. The characters seem very two- dimensional.

The director has stated that he wished to make the story more accessible to a broader audience. Translation: This is a dumbed-down version of the original, for the legions of retardates out there. Film critic Beth Accomando said that it "makes obvious all that the original film made subtle and does so with less complexity." I could not agree more. If you are going to remake something, especially something so well-known, you must have something to change or add to it to make it your own. In my opinion, this film failed to do so. Any of the changes that were present actually weakened the resulting product.

I can't see how the original is rivaled in any way. Even if I hadn't seen the original first, this would have been average at best for me.


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