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Cursed (2005)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Horror | 25 February 2005 (USA)
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A werewolf loose in Los Angeles changes the lives of three young adults who, after being mauled by the beast, learn they must kill it in order to avoid becoming werewolves themselves.

Director:

Wes Craven
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Portia de Rossi ... Zela
Mya ... Jenny
Shannon Elizabeth ... Becky
Kristina Anapau ... Brooke
Daniel Edward Mora ... Jose (as Daniel Mora)
Solar Solar ... Zipper
Jesse Eisenberg ... Jimmy
Milo Ventimiglia ... Bo
Jonny Acker Jonny Acker ... Earl
Eric Ladin ... Louie
Christina Ricci ... Ellie
Joshua Jackson ... Jake
Derek Mears ... Werewolf
Nick Offerman ... Officer
Ken Rudulph Ken Rudulph ... Newscaster
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Storyline

Ellie has been taking care of her younger brother Jimmy since their parents death. One night after picking him up from a party they are involved in a car accident on Mullholland Drive. While trying to rescue a woman from the other car a creature attacks and kills her, also injuring both Ellie and Jimmy. After some research Jimmy realizes the creature could only have been a werewolf. Written by kwedgwood@hotmail.com

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Taglines:

What doesn't kill you makes you stronger. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for horror violence/terror, some sexual references, nudity, language and a brief drug reference | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Germany | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 February 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Wes Craven's Cursed See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$38,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,633,085, 27 February 2005, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$19,297,522
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (unrated)

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

When the production was stalled, many cast members were cut, including Illeana Douglas, Heather Langenkamp, Scott Foley, Omar Epps, Robert Forster, James Brolin and Corey Feldman. All of these actors even filmed their scenes which were cut when the movie was re-written and re-shot. See more »

Goofs

(at around 24 mins) When Ellie and Joanie are arguing in the hallway at Ellie's office, first Joanie's hair is over her shoulder and her purse is on her arm. Then, no purse, and her hair is behind her shoulder. Next, hair is forward and purse is back on her arm. See more »

Quotes

Joanie: Putting on weight, Kyle?
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Connections

Referenced in Home Bound (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Still Need Your Love
Written by Andrew James Holt & Philip Edward Burns
Performed by Reno
Courtesy of Jive U.K.
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so it's nothing to Scream about , SO WHAT?
23 April 2005 | by juan casado y bartonSee all my reviews

First of all, sorry for the name on the summary it is really bad .

I have to ask something...why are so many people panning this movie!?!I loved it! So it was in no way terrifying and i only jumped a few times but it was well worth a Friday night where i could have been sat in.

So many people have complained about it not exceeding expectations but i will not blame Craven or Williamson for that. I would blame the board of Dimension who asked Williamson to rewrite the script and end up having what could have been a good cast ensemble reduced to one or two noticeable actors - Christina Ricci, who looked gorgeous and provided eye-candy for many guys, and Shannon Elisabeth, who i wished had had the part of Judy Greer but Judy's performance wasn't terrible. And i'll blame Dimension for cutting out gore which i swear was the only thing i missed.

The transformation wasn't very 'American werewolf in London' but does it have to be? I am not going to stick up for that part 'cause it could've been better but don't moan about it.

I think the script was good and it had a few fantastic one liners- the werewolf screaming LIAR and giving the finger...hey, anything can happen, its Hollywood. And the script was hardly thin or terrible, just lacking in some detail about the werewolf rules.It was a bit clumsy though, the first werewolf dies but the head doesn't become separated and it isn't shot by silver...rather silly mistake.

I am very happy that Craven didn't take the movie seriously and started to turn it into a parody from early on because it was enjoyable otherwise it would have been nothing but a few unseen deaths and a very dull plot but the humour and in-jokes made it better.He did try to work with what he had and i guess he gave up because of Dimension ( I don't have a problem with Dimension films, honest!)

All in all, if you are looking for something to do and are out of ideas, go and see this movie but do not take it seriously at all and you should have an enjoyable night without the bad after-effects of scary films with nightmares and anxiety.


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