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It (2017)

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In the summer of 1989, a group of bullied kids band together to destroy a shape-shifting monster, which disguises itself as a clown and preys on the children of Derry, their small Maine town.

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Andy Muschietti

Writers:

Chase Palmer (screenplay by), Cary Joji Fukunaga (screenplay by) (as Cary Fukunaga) | 2 more credits »
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Meet the Stars of Stephen King's 'It'

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jaeden Martell ... Bill Denbrough (as Jaeden Lieberher)
Jeremy Ray Taylor ... Ben Hanscom
Sophia Lillis ... Beverly Marsh
Finn Wolfhard ... Richie Tozier
Chosen Jacobs ... Mike Hanlon
Jack Dylan Grazer ... Eddie Kaspbrak
Wyatt Oleff ... Stanley Uris
Bill Skarsgård ... Pennywise
Nicholas Hamilton ... Henry Bowers
Jake Sim ... Belch Huggins
Logan Thompson ... Victor Criss
Owen Teague ... Patrick Hockstetter
Jackson Robert Scott ... Georgie Denbrough
Stephen Bogaert ... Mr. Marsh
Stuart Hughes ... Officer Bowers
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Storyline

In the Town of Derry, the local kids are disappearing one by one. In a place known as 'The Barrens', a group of seven kids are united by their horrifying and strange encounters with an evil clown and their determination to kill It. Written by Emma Chapman

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

You'll float too. See more »

Genres:

Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence/horror, bloody images, and for language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 September 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

It: Chapter One See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$123,403,419, 10 September 2017

Gross USA:

$327,481,748

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$700,381,748
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Dolby Atmos | DTS (DTS: X)| Dolby Surround 7.1 | SDDS | Broadway Surround (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

In the scene where the boys watch Beverly sunbathe, the 1989 hit, "Bust a Move" by Marvin Young or better known as Young M.C. is playing on the radio. The song is advice to a young man about how to approach a woman while keeping your cool... which, since first meeting Beverly, is what Ben had trouble doing. See more »

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While Georgie is running down the street after his boat, his Walker Talkie is in the right pocket of his rain coat and later it is in the left pocket. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Georgie Denbrough: Sure I will not get into trouble, Bill?
Bill Denbrough: Don't be a wu-wu-wuss. I'd come with you if I weren't... dying.
Georgie Denbrough: You're not dying!
Bill Denbrough: You didn't see the v-v-vomit coming out of my nose this morning?
Georgie Denbrough: That's disgusting.
Bill Denbrough: Ok, go get the wax.
Georgie Denbrough: In the cellar?
Bill Denbrough: You want to fl-fl-float, dont' you?
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Crazy Credits

At the start of the end credits, the It logo appears on screen, but this time with 'Chapter One' added across it. This reveals the movie's full name, and also shows that this is only the beginning. See more »

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References Batman Returns (1992) See more »

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Six Different Ways
Written by Robert Smith
Performed by The Cure
Courtesy of Elektra Entertainment Group
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
Courtesy of Fiction Records Limited/Polydor UK Limited
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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One of the best adaptations of Stephen King's work to date
7 September 2017 | by MrDHWongSee all my reviews

IT is a horror drama film based on the Stephen King novel of the same name. Starring Bill Skarsgård in the title role, the film not only succeeds as a terrifying horror film but also as one of the best adaptations of Stephen King's work to date.

In 1989 in the town of Derry, Maine, a group of outcast kids known as the "Losers Club", are each terrorised by a frightening, shape-shifting entity they collectively refer to as "IT". When no one else in town will come to their aide, the kids decide to band together and fight against "IT" themselves while also overcoming their own personal demons.

Like with comedy, horror is a highly subjective genre. What one may find scary may cause others to roll their eyes in annoyance. Thankfully, IT provides enough scares that seem as realistic as possible and prevent the film from being silly. This retelling takes itself very seriously and doesn't constantly rely on jump scares for legitimate horror, instead by building a creepy atmosphere of uncertainty and individual torment in each of the kids. The cast is fantastic, Bill Skarsgard's performance as IT, in particular that of his clown form Pennywise, is terrifying, almost on par with Heath Ledger's Joker in The Dark Knight. He definitely feels like more of a threat than Tim Curry's version, whom by today's standards seems a little too goofy and wacky to be scary. In addition to Pennywise, all of the child actors are brilliant. Not once did I ever feel unconvinced of the fear that they were feeling. Even the usual Stephen King tropes seemed more subdued in this film, aside from the usual setting in Maine, of course. If this is the future for adaptations of Stephen King's work, then I am most certainly on board.

I rate it 8.5/10


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