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Red Riding Hood (2011)

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Set in a medieval village that is haunted by a werewolf, a young girl falls for an orphaned woodcutter, much to her family's displeasure.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Amanda Seyfried ... Valerie
Gary Oldman ... Solomon
Billy Burke ... Cesaire
Shiloh Fernandez ... Peter
Max Irons ... Henry
Virginia Madsen ... Suzette
Lukas Haas ... Father Auguste
Julie Christie ... Grandmother
Shauna Kain ... Roxanne
Michael Hogan ... The Reeve
Adrian Holmes ... Captain
Cole Heppell ... Claude
Christine Willes ... Madame Lazar
Michael Shanks ... Adrien Lazar
Kacey Rohl ... Prudence
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Valerie (Seyfried) is a beautiful young woman torn between two men. She is in love with a brooding outsider, Peter (Fernandez), but her parents have arranged for her to marry the wealthy Henry (Irons). Unwilling to lose each other, Valerie and Peter are planning to run away together when they learn that Valerie's older sister has been killed by the werewolf that prowls the dark forest surrounding their village. For years, the people have maintained an uneasy truce with the beast, offering the creature a monthly animal sacrifice. But under a blood red moon, the wolf has upped the stakes by taking a human life. Hungry for revenge, the people call on famed werewolf hunter, Father Solomon (Oldman), to help them kill the wolf. But Solomon's arrival brings unintended consequences as he warns that the wolf, who takes human form by day, could be any one of them. As the death toll rises with each moon, Valerie begins to suspect that the werewolf could be someone she loves. As panic grips the ... Written by Warner Bros. Pictures

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Taglines:

Believe the legend. Beware the wolf. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for violence and creature terror, and some sensuality | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 March 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Girl with the Red Riding Hood See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$42,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,005,335, 13 March 2011, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$37,662,162

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$90,300,442
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Max Irons would go on to star in The Host (2013), which was an adaptation of the Stephanie Meyer novel of the same name. Catherine Hardwicke previously directed Twilight (2008), which was also an adaptation of the Stephanie Meyer novel of the same name. See more »

Goofs

It was settled very early in the movie that the wolf is one of the villagers which means he could walk around the square in his human form and find out all the hidingd where Father Solomon's men are setting up as well as knowing that Valery was used as bait. Yet, he showed up like he didn't know anything at all. See more »

Quotes

Valerie: I'll do anything to be with you.
Peter: I thought you'd say that.
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After the credits a werewolf suddenly appears and lunges at the camera See more »

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Version of Faerie Tale Theatre: Little Red Riding Hood (1983) See more »

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Just A Fragment Of You
Written and Produced by Anthony Gonzalez and Brian Reitzell
Performed by Anthony Gonzalez and Brian Reitzell
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Red Riding Hood is...Good enough!
12 March 2011 | by mcs-995-841390See all my reviews

Just returned from a nearly sold out theater and I must say the film was somewhere between decent and good!

I've read quite a few reviews here and was truly surprised about the supremely negative feedback. "The Grimm brothers would roll in their graves," someone wrote. My response to that is: "Really, would they now?" I believe a bit of research on the subject would do some quite a bit of good. The brothers Grimm -which weren't the original story tellers of 'Rotkaeppchen' as they called it- told folktales, not fairy tales…they were the very first tabloid writers and although their stories all had a grain of truth at the very core, the brothers wrote them to feed into peoples believes, superstitions and prejudice in central Europe in the 1800…their tales were often capricious and usually cruel, showing very little moral. It took generations of translations and retelling to soften the originals enough to be considered bedtime stories because the originals would have provoked nightmares in grown man at their time. Does anyone know what the significance is of the name Peter and why he wears black throughout the entire film?? I'd love to read your ideas about that. The film is a nice translation…yet another one. And by far closer based on the Grimm brothers vision than the stories we all were told as kids. I did see a bit of parallel to Twilight but only because both, this film and all the Twilight movies were filmed in Vancouver and surely used the same scenery. The Storyline is based on the folktale and (in my opinion) it has been done rather well.


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