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The Moth Diaries (2011)

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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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(novel), (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Rebecca
Anne Day-Jones ... Rebecca's Mother
... Lucy
... Charley
... Dora
Laurence Hamelin ... Sofia
Kathleen Fee ... Miss Bobbie
... Kiki
... Ernessa
... Mrs. Rood
... Mr. Davies
... Rebecca's Father
Steffi Hagel ... Young Rebecca
... Policeman
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.


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

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17 May 2012 (United Arab Emirates)  »

Also Known As:

Die Sehnsucht der Falter  »

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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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The classical piece Ernessa plays on piano is Chopin's Nocturne no. 1. Lily Cole actually suggested a few different pieces to the director and chose this piece, which she had never heard before. 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.
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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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Blow Away
Written by Lukas Burton and Alison Sudol
Performed by Alison Sudol (as A Fine Frenzy)
Licensed courtesy of Virgin Records Ltd
Published by WB Music Corp./Ampstar Music/Wowch Music (BMI)
All rights on behalf of itself and Ampstar Music
Administered by WB Music Corp. All rights reserved
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Beautiful Moths
28 August 2012 | by See 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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