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Carrie (2002)

Carrie White is a lonely and painfully shy teenage girl with telekinetic powers who is slowly pushed to the edge of insanity by frequent bullying from both her classmates and her domineering, religious mother.

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David Carson

Writers:

Bryan Fuller (teleplay), Stephen King (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Angela Bettis ... Carietta 'Carrie' White
Patricia Clarkson ... Margaret White
Rena Sofer ... Miss Desjarden
Kandyse McClure ... Sue Snell
Emilie de Ravin ... Chris Hargensen
Tobias Mehler ... Tommy Ross
Jesse Cadotte Jesse Cadotte ... Billy Nolan
Meghan Black ... Norma Watson
Chelan Simmons ... Helen Shyres
Katharine Isabelle ... Tina Blake
David Keith ... Detective John Mulchaey
Miles Meadows Miles Meadows ... Kenny Garson
Sean Tyler Foley Sean Tyler Foley ... Lou Garson (as Tyler Foley)
Laurie Murdoch ... Principal Morton
Michael Kopsa ... John Hargensen
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This is the story of Carrie White, a lonely and painfully shy teenage girl with unbelievable telekinetic powers, and is slowly being pushed to the edge of insanity by frequent bullying from both cruel classmates at her school, and her own domineering, religious mother. One classmate, Sue Snell, feels sorry for Carrie and asks her boyfriend, Tommy Ross, to take Carrie to the senior prom instead of her. But another classmate, Chris Hargenson, is banned from the prom and is determined with her boyfriend to have her revenge on Carrie. Carrie soon discovers she has telekinetic powers; and when the most gruesome prank is played on her on prom night, anything can happen. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 November 2002 (USA) See more »

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Angela Bettis was the oldest actress to play Carrie as she was 28 during filming while Sissy Spacek and Chloë Grace Moretz were 26 and 15 during filming respectively. See more »

Goofs

A few extras in the background miss their cues and don't immediately start convulsing once the scoreboard hits the wet floor and electrocutes the rest of the prom goers. See more »

Quotes

Tommy Ross: We should have a rule: If they do something in a Freddie Prinze Jr. movie, we're not allowed to do it in real life.
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Version of Carrie (2013) See more »

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Please, momma - talk to me......
8 November 2002 | by psthadSee all my reviews

and explain why this was needed. Not a total waste of one's time, perhaps, but pretty darn close. I won't take up even more of your time here by re-hashing the whole works for you, I'm sure you know the score by now. Personally, the thing I missed most in this bland re-make was Piper Laurie. Yes, I like Patricia Clarkson, and I'm sure she did the best she could with the direction and script she was given. The fault here lies with the writers' failure to include the lewd sexual undertones that were a part of Margaret White's mania in the original film. We are given no clue in this "update" as to why Margaret is a Bible-thumping nutcase. All the background of how she became pregnant with Carrie, her "rape" by Carrie's boozy, horny father - that's all deleted. Go back and look at the '76 version, check out the scene where Margaret is crucified by Carrie's telekinetically-driven knives. Listen to Margaret's screams of orgasmic ecstasy as each wound is inflicted. Study her beatific smile as she dies in the same pose as the one traditionally used to portray Jesus on the cross. Now that's camp for you!! Not a single trace of that is present here - too bad.


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