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The Unborn (2009)

PG-13 | | Drama, Horror, Mystery | 9 January 2009 (USA)
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A young woman fights the spirit that is slowly taking possession of her.

Director:

David S. Goyer

Writer:

David S. Goyer
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Odette Annable ... Casey Beldon (as Odette Yustman)
Gary Oldman ... Rabbi Sendak
Cam Gigandet ... Mark
Meagan Good ... Romy
Idris Elba ... Arthur Wyndham
Jane Alexander ... Sofi Kozma
Atticus Shaffer ... Matty Newton
James Remar ... Gordon Beldon
Carla Gugino ... Janet Beldon
C.S. Lee ... Dr. Lester Caldwell
Rhys Coiro ... Mr. Shields
Michael Sassone ... Eli Walker
Ethan Cutkosky ... Barto
Craig J. Harris ... Rick Hesse (as Craig Harris)
Rachel Brosnahan ... Lisa
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Storyline

While babysitting a boy and his baby brother, Casey Beldon has a dreadful nightmare involving a weird dog and an evil child, and she tells her best friend Romy over the phone. Casey is haunted by this boy, and when she goes to the ophthalmologist, he asks if she has a twin brother or sister. She asks her father and discovers that her mother lost a son that died in the womb. Casey suspects that she is haunted by the spirit of her brother. She finds a letter addressed to a woman called Sofi Kozma and a creepy picture at home that belonged to her mother. She goes with Romy to a retirement home to meet Sofi, a survivor of the experiments during the Holocaust. But Sofi tells Casey that she had never met her mother and later calls Casey to tell her she is in great danger. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Evil wants to be born now See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and terror, disturbing images, thematic material and language including some sexual references | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Hebrew

Release Date:

9 January 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled David S. Goyer Project See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$16,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,810,585, 11 January 2009, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$42,670,410

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$78,208,812
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| (unrated)

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DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

When Rabbi Sendak opens the Hebrew book in his office, he thumbs through it in the wrong direction. Hebrew is written in the opposite direction to English; a real rabbi would have opened the book and read it from right to left. See more »

Goofs

The photo that shows the main characters uncle is a Polaroid, however Polaroids weren't invented until 1948. Her grandmother, Sofi says he died in 1944 in Auschwitz. See more »

Quotes

Romy: Fuck off you little shit.
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After the credits the letters WORD appears in capitals See more »


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Written by Derek Whitacre (as C. Derek Whitacre)
Performed by Derek Whitacre
Courtesy of pigFACTORY USA LLC
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shock after shock, but a terrible lack of suspense
23 June 2009 | by JustBoSee all my reviews

Just saw The Unborn, when I saw the trailer I thought well this might actually be a good little horror flick. While I would not say this was a terrible movie, it unfortunately did have some mistakes.

This entire film is basically a marathon of shocks, crazy situations and (some) pretty creepy ghosts/demons, so I guess, being a horror fan, thats a good thing, right? well, in this case, its not. The Unborn certainly does not lack in the horror department, showcasing some rather creepy moments, but unfortunately the movie lacks of any suspense, buildup, character development, nor does it have a good script.

Odette Yustman does pretty good, but it's not her fault her performance comes through less, its the script. The movie, from the exact second it begins, delivers 'scare' after scare after scare, but the sad thing is, its not that scary because you don't care about the characters or the story, and there's no buildup whatsoever to speak of.

Its actually a terrible waste, because this movie could have been a solid genre effort, too bad the director/ writer chose the easy way out, and delivered what is one the laziest, been-there-done-that productions of the year.

Entertaining it is to some degree, but its not a full recommendation


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