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The Unborn (2009)

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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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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Hebrew

Release Date:

9 January 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Born 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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (unrated)

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Film Debut of Rachel Brosnahan. See more »

Goofs

When the professor lecturing is shown far away the word "Before" on the chalkboard behind him is completely underlined. Next time the professor is shown in his closeup, only part of the word, "Befor" is underlined. The letter "e" is clearly NOT underlined. Then afterward, he is shown in a blurry mid-shot, the word "Before" is completely underlined once again. See more »

Quotes

Romy: Fuck off you little shit.
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Connections

References Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

Spitfire
Written by Liam Howlett and Juliette Lewis (as Juliet Lewis)
Performed by The Prodigy (as Prodigy)
Courtesy of Maverick Recording Company/XL Records
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Need to stick with it.
5 July 2009 | by official-jabSee all my reviews

This is a movie that really picks up in the second act. The first half relies a little too heavily on predictable spooks that don't make a lot of sense, and flaunting the main actress about in revealing clothing. However after a certain point you can notice the film starting to focus and becoming more creative and daring.

I'm only familiar with the Unrated DVD version, but given the choice it's often the most complete version anyhow.

In music and sound effects, you'll notice obvious influences from The Grudge, but nothing that is a plain ripoff. Fans of Silent Hill will see some influence as well which spices up the second half quite a bit. You need to stick with it, and get past the uninspired, cookie-cutter horror bits in order to see what is really being offered from this film.


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