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Carrie (2013)

R  |   |  Drama, Horror, Romance  |  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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The outcast teenager Carrie White is bullied by her mates at high-school. Her mother Margaret White is a pious and paranoid woman that sees sin everywhere and the need of self- inflict punishment. When Carrie has her first period, she does not understand what is happening to her and her mates humiliate her in the changing room. The spiteful Chris Hargensen videotapes Carrie with her cell phone and posts in Internet. Their teacher Ms. Desjardin punishes the students and Chris challenges her and is suspended and consequently she can not go to the prom. Meanwhile Carrie discovers that she has telekinesis and leans how to control her ability. The popular Sue Snell feels bad with her attitude towards Carrie and asks her boyfriend Tommy Ross to invite Carrie to go with him to the prom to make up for what she did to Carrie. But Chris and her boyfriend Billy Nolan plot an evil prank with her friends to seek vengeance for Carrie with tragic consequences. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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

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$30,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$35,266,619 (USA) (22 November 2013)
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Bad teen drama parading around as a supernatural horror film simply pales in every aspect to original
2 November 2013 | by (Panama City, Florida, United States) – See all my reviews

"Carrie" is the most recent horror retread to come out of Hollywood's "We're-out-of-ideas!" machine, and like its many predecessors (Halloween, Evil Dead, etc) it falls short of the original. Maybe it's unfair to compare this film to a classic, but "Carrie" is asking for it, being such a literal remake, even down to the framing of some shots. And where it does deliver freshness, specifically in a brand new opening scene and its handling of Carrie's powers, it stumbles.

The film follows Carrie (Moretz), an outcast teenager who juggles fitting in at school and dealing with her overtly religious, abusive mother (Moore). On top of this, she is discovering that she may have telekinesis, which causes more harm than good. Moore is the standout in the cast, but that's not saying much as most of the acting is one-dimensional and the dialogue is idiotic. Moretz, who is normally a strong presence, simply lacks the natural sadness, strangeness and imminent menace of Spacek's Carrie. It's a bad sign in horror films when scenes intended to frighten evoke laughs, and "Carrie" has it in spades. Even though the unique and dynamic story and mother-daughter relationship keep this from being a complete bore-fest, what we're left with is a bad teen drama parading around as a supernatural horror film that simply pales in every aspect to the original. It's sloppy, lazy, forgettable, and ultimately useless. Skip this one. Go see "Captain Philips" or "Gravity". Better yet, stream the 1976 "Carrie" off Netflix.


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