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The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer (2003)

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The wife of an oil tycoon becomes engrossed in the sinister evil residing within her Seattle mansion home.

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Craig R. Baxley

Writers:

Stephen King (characters), Ridley Pearson (novel) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lisa Brenner ... Ellen Gilcrest Rimbauer
Steven Brand ... John Rimbauer
Kate Burton ... Connie Posey
Tsidii Leloka Tsidii Leloka ... Sukeena (as Tsidii Le Loka)
Brad Greenquist ... Doug Posey
Deirdre Quinn ... Fanny
Tsai Chin ... Madame Lu
Hans Altwies ... Daniel
Courtney Taylor Burness ... April Rimbauer (5 yrs) (as Courtney Burness)
Jacob Pearce Guzman ... Adam Rimbauer (6 yrs) (as Jacob Guzman)
Karen Heaven ... Tea Drinker #1
Betty Moyer ... Tea Drinker #2
Kathryn Witt Kathryn Witt ... Party Guest
Eric Keenleyside ... Jack Finney
Tony Doupe ... Worker #1
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Storyline

Set at the turn of the century, this is the tale of Ellen Rimbauer who just received this mysterious mansion as a wedding gift from her new husband. Her husband is a Seattle oil tycoon who has a dark past which Ellen eventually finds out about. She becomes fearful of her husband when she learns of some disappearances of people that were close to him. Also there are some unexplained happenings at the Rose Red Mansion that might have a connection to these people who have disappeared. Now Ellen is worried she might be next. Written by mts77

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Rated R for some sexual content | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 May 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El diario de Ellen Rimbauer See more »

Filming Locations:

Lakewood, Washington, USA See more »

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Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The head butler is played by Ridley Pearson, the movie's writer. See more »

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Follows Rose Red (2002) See more »

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Failure.
12 May 2003 | by RhymesWithBlinvySee all my reviews

This movie fails to capture any bit of the mystery and intrigue of the best selling book it was based upon. The acting was bland, the effects unappealing and the story uninteresting. I found myself flipping through the channels I was so bored with it. It's a shame the movie turned out so bad because the book was so wonderfully done that I found myself believing that Ellen Rimbauer actually existed and wrote those words herself. The movie did not capture Ellen's innocence and naiveness when she first entered into John's life nor her gradual descent into insanity. My advice is to pass seeing this and go read the book.


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