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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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Runtime:

| (unrated)

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DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The bugs in this movie are potato bugs, or Jerusalem crickets. See more »

Goofs

When Casey is surprised by the "visitor" in her medicine cabinet and is on the floor, she leans against the door and the toilet behind her shifts indicating that it is a prop toilet, not bolted down as it should be. See more »

Quotes

Matty Newton: Jumby wants to be born now.
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Crazy Credits

After the credits the letters WORD appears in capitals See more »

Connections

Features The Invisible Man (1933) See more »

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Fight The Pain
Written and Performed by Nick Page
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Woeful
13 March 2009 | by el_mariachi101See all my reviews

Having seen the trailers for 'Unborn' and admiring David S. Goyer's writing talents on films such as 'The Dark Knight' I was kind of looking forward to it. I knew it wouldn't be much more than a typical Hollywood attempt at horror but I thought I'd get at least 90 minutes of entertainment out of it. I was wrong.

The story is terribly contrived and goes through the typical horror story motions from start to finish: childhood trauma - check! Nightmares - check! It also takes so much content from other films its unbelievable. More unbelievable is the fact that it botches these 'homages' every time. The film plods on and on attempting to at least get a jump out of you (which it fails at) until finally you get to the finale. Needless to say, the finale is also terrible. More so because at least the one thing the film does manage to do is contain the odd decent special effect. However, the finale for some reason doesn't contain any of these effects and resorts to actors merely wearing contact lenses.

I'm perhaps being a bit harsh giving the film a 3/10 but given the actors involved and David S. Goyer's obvious writing talent, this film really should have delivered far more.


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