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Rebecca is suspicious of Ernessa, the new arrival at her boarding school. But is Rebecca just jealous of Ernessa's bond with Lucie, or does the new girl truly possess a dark secret?

Director:

Mary Harron

Writers:

Rachel Klein (novel), Mary Harron (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sarah Bolger ... Rebecca
Anne Day-Jones Anne Day-Jones ... Rebecca's Mother
Sarah Gadon ... Lucy
Valerie Tian ... Charley
Melissa Farman ... Dora
Laurence Hamelin Laurence Hamelin ... Sofia
Kathleen Fee Kathleen Fee ... Miss Bobbie
Gia Sandhu ... Kiki
Lily Cole ... Ernessa
Judy Parfitt ... Mrs. Rood
Scott Speedman ... Mr. Davies
Julian Casey ... Rebecca's Father
Steffi Hagel Steffi Hagel ... Young Rebecca
Leif Anderson ... Policeman
Roxan Bourdelais Roxan Bourdelais ... Sofia's Boyfriend
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Rebecca is suspicious of Ernessa, the new arrival at her boarding school. But is Rebecca just jealous of Ernessa's bond with Lucie, or does the new girl truly possess a dark secret?

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Every girl has her secrets.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some bloody images, sexuality, drug use and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Canada | USA | Ireland

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 May 2012 (United Arab Emirates) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,276, 22 April 2012, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$3,838, 29 April 2012
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The novel studied in Mr Davies' class is "Carmilla" by Sheridan Le Fanu. The illustrations seen in the film are by David Henry Friston who illustrated the story when it appeared in serial form in "The Dark Blue", a London literary magazine of the 1870s. See more »

Quotes

Rebecca: You're wrong. The good things I remember about my father - the walks we took, the fairy tales he read to me - they all really happened.
Ernessa: He read you other fairy tales that you forgot.
[singing]
Ernessa: # My mother, she butchered me. My father, he ate me. My sister, little Anne-Marie, she gathered up the bones of me, and tied them in a silken cloth to lay under the juniper. Tweet, tweet, what a pretty bird am I! #
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Soundtracks

Nocturne Opus 9 No. 1
Written by Frédéric Chopin
Performed by Lesley Barber
Published by Atlantic Screen Composers Ltd
(Administered by Cascanada SOCAN)
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Beautiful Moths
28 August 2012 | by brendanalpinerSee all my reviews

I can't exactly put my finger on it, but there is something quite beautiful and unique about "The Moth Diaries".

One thing anyone seeing the movie should know is that it is NOT a horror movie. It is a dramatic thriller that has some elements of horror to it (much like Black Swan). Maybe it was the whole idea about the female empowerment or the literature weaved into the story line, but I couldn't keep myself from watching the movie.

The acting is average, nothing really great or horrible about it. If you have ever read the book, it pretty much follows right into it. The actors did do a good job of portraying the characters as I imagine.

Will everybody like "The Moth Diaries"? No. It's a very hit or miss movie. But in a year full of terrible horror films, you can do a lot worse...


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