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The Invasion (2007)

PG-13 | | Sci-Fi, Thriller | 17 August 2007 (USA)
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As a Washington, D.C. psychiatrist unearths the origin of an alien epidemic, she also discovers her son might be the only way it can be stopped.

Directors:

Oliver Hirschbiegel, James McTeigue (uncredited)

Writers:

David Kajganich (screenplay), Jack Finney (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nicole Kidman ... Carol Bennell
Daniel Craig ... Ben Driscoll
Jeremy Northam ... Tucker Kaufman
Jackson Bond ... Oliver
Jeffrey Wright ... Dr. Stephen Galeano
Veronica Cartwright ... Wendy Lenk
Josef Sommer ... Dr. Henryk Belicec
Celia Weston ... Ludmilla Belicec
Roger Rees ... Yorish
Eric Benjamin Eric Benjamin ... Gene
Susan Floyd ... Pam
Stephanie Berry ... Carly
Alexis Raben ... Belicec's Aide
Adam LeFevre ... Richard Lenk
Joanna Merlin ... Joan Kaufman
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Storyline

While returning to Earth, the space shuttle explodes and the fragments bring an alien virus that recodes the human DNA. In Washington, the psychiatrist Carol Bennell observes the modification of the behavior of one of her clients first, then in her former husband and finally in the population in general. Together with her friend Dr. Ben Driscoll the researcher Dr. Stephen Galeano, they discover that the extraterrestrial epidemic affects human beings while sleeping and that her son Ollie, who had chickenpox when he was a baby, is immune to the disease and may save mankind from the outbreak. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Taglines:

Do not trust anyone. Do not show emotion. Do not fall asleep. See more »

Genres:

Sci-Fi | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence, disturbing images and terror | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | Australia

Language:

English | Russian

Release Date:

17 August 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Invasion of the Body Snatchers See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,951,409, 19 August 2007, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$15,071,514, 7 October 2007
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SDDS | Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Director Oliver Hirschbiegel's English language debut. See more »

Goofs

The Russian Ambassador refers to Czechoslovakia as if it still existed whereas the country ceased to exist from 1 January 1993 when it split into the Czech Republic and Slovakia. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
News Announcer: [off-screen] Tragic news tonight as the space shuttle "Patriot" explodes during an unscheduled landing attempt.
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Connections

Referenced in (500) Days of Summer (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

String Quartet No. 26 in D Major
Written by Franz Joseph Haydn (as Franz Joseph Hayden)
Performed by Kodaly Quartet (as The Kodaly Quartet)
Courtesy of Naxos
By Arrangement with Source/Q
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Kidman Alone Brings The Movie From Below Mediocre To Above
8 February 2009 | by ChrysanthepopSee all my reviews

'The Invasion' is by no means a perfect film but I enjoyed it. Part of the reason is due to the company I was surrounded with (my family loves these kind of movies). It is very much a typical Hollywood sci-fi horror that 'pretends' to deal with themes like overuse of antidepressants and the desire for a 'perfect' world where all humans live in harmony blah blah blah. With such films one can almost always expect plot holes and overdone stunts and 'The Invasion' is no different. But, it does manage to create an intense alien atmosphere. The use of washed out colours to portray New York is well done and the camera-work is good. Nicole Kidman is superb. I don't understand all this criticism against her and accusations of her being a wooden actress. In my humble opinion, she is one of the finest actresses who even manages to lift a film like 'The Invasion'. In addition she looks absolutely stunning and healthy. I prefer this look than the extremely skinny look. Daniel Craig and Jeremy Northam are alright, though clearly overshadowed by Kidman. Thus to conclude, Nicole Kidman alone brings the movie from below mediocre to above average.


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