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Dorothy Mills (2008)

A psychiatrist is assigned to work on the case of a disturbed young girl.

Director:

Agnès Merlet
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Carice van Houten ... Jane Van Dopp
Jenn Murray ... Dorothy Mills
David Wilmot ... Colin Garrivan
Ger Ryan ... Eileen McMahon
David Ganly ... Aiden Kearsley
Gary Lewis ... Pastor Ross
Rynagh O'Grady ... Mrs. Mc Cllellan
Joe Hanley Joe Hanley ... Paul Fallon
Gavin O'Connor ... John McCarthy
Charlene McKenna ... Mary McMahon
Louise Lewis Louise Lewis ... Maureen Kearsley
Ned Dennehy ... Garage Owner
Marie Mullen Marie Mullen ... Garage Owner's wife
Sean Stewart ... Duncan McClellan
Eamonn Owens ... Kurt
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Storyline

Jane Morton, a psychiatrist from Dublin in deep mourning following the accidental death of her husband and son, is assigned to work on the case of Dorothy Mills, a teenaged girl in a small village who tried to strangle a baby. After miraculously surviving a car accident, Jane discovers a village darkened by strange events and meets a very nervous Dorothy, who swears she never touched the baby. After analyzing the teenager, Jane makes a diagnosis of multiple personality disorder until the day that Dorothy speaks with the voice of David, Jane's dead son. Written by Anonymous

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Evil chose her.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, violent and disturbing content including a rape, teen drinking and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The film had an Irish cast, a French director (Agnès Merlet) and one dutch actress (Carice van Houten) See more »

Goofs

During the car chase scene, there is clearly only one person in the second car, yet we see four people emerging from it at the end. See more »

Quotes

Jane Van Dopp: Do you have any idea why she was bullied by the other children?
Mrs. Mc Cllellan: Because they hated anyone or anything that was different. God help the child, she was always different.
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Soundtracks

I want to destroy you
(Nathaniel Méchaly / Craig Walker)
Performed by Craig Walker
Guitar & Bass by Serge Bonavita
Produced by Antonio Gambale
(P) 2008 Fidélité
Publishing: NX Musique / Haute Fidélité
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Great movie if you don't expect a pea soup vomiting demon
17 July 2009 | by nrbartonSee all my reviews

It bothers me when movies are mis-marketed. I understand why they do it but it's misleading and annoying. Many movies that don't quite fit a genre are shoehorned into one.

As was the case with 'The Hole', 'Dorothy Mills' is more of a psychological thriller marketed as pure horror. The quote on the cover, "A contemporary take on the Exorcist", the tag line 'Evil chose her" and the typical horror imagery would have one renting this with hopes of hiding behind a cushion from a pea soup vomiting demon. Probably achieves more rentals/purchases but it also inevitably disappoints many, but not in my case.

In reality this is not really about 'evil'. It's a chilling and intriguing tale that deals with the multiple personalities of a girl called Dorothy Mills and/or the dead speaking through her. Set in Ireland, Dublin based psychiatrist Jane Van Dopp travels to a small island where the troubled girl lives. Whilst working on the case she begins to suspect the multiple personalities are more than just figments of Dorothy's imagination.

It's not entirely original but a very interesting plot regardless. The strongest aspect of the movie is Dorothy's various characters: the transformations being startling! Furthermore,Jenn Murray, the actress who plays them, is absolutely brilliant and it's difficult to believe this is her first role.

I feel this movie is deserving of some decent exposure; I'm just not sure misleading marketing is the right way to go about it.


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Official Sites:

Mars Distribution [France]

Country:

Ireland | France

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 August 2008 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Dorothy See more »

Filming Locations:

County Donegal, Ireland See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,682,733
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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