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Stoker (2013)

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After India's father dies, her Uncle Charlie, whom she never knew existed, comes to live with her and her unstable mother. She comes to suspect this mysterious, charming man has ulterior motives and becomes increasingly infatuated with him.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... India Stoker
... Evelyn Stoker
... Reverend
... Charles Stoker
Peg Allen ... Housekeeper 1
... Housekeeper 2 (as Lauren Roman)
... Mrs. McGarrick
... Mr. Feldman
... Pitts
... Whip
Dominick 'Dino' Howard ... Pitts' Friend
... Gwendolyn Stoker
... Richard Stoker
Tyler von Tagen ... Young Richard Stoker
... Young Charles Stoker (as Thomas Covert)
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India Stoker (Mia Wasikowska) was not prepared to lose her father and best friend Richard (Dermot Mulroney) in a tragic auto accident. The solitude of her woodsy family estate, the peace of her tranquil town, and the unspoken somberness of her home life are suddenly upended by not only this mysterious accident, but by the sudden arrival of her Uncle Charlie (Matthew Goode), who she never knew existed. When Charlie moves in with her and her emotionally unstable mother Evie (Nicole Kidman), India thinks the void left by her father's death is finally being filled by his closest bloodline. Soon after his arrival, India comes to suspect that this mysterious, charming man has ulterior motives. Yet instead of feeling outrage or horror, this friendless young woman becomes increasingly infatuated with him. Written by Fox Searchlight Pictures

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La inocencia termina aquí (Innocence ends here) See more »

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Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for disturbing violent and sexual content | See all certifications »

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28 February 2013 (South Korea)  »

Also Known As:

Lazos perversos  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$160,547, 3 March 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,702,277, 5 May 2013

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$9,356,992, 9 May 2013
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2.35 : 1
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This is director Chan-wook Park's first English-language film. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1 hour 20 mins) When the sheriff is leaving the house, India and Charles say, "Goodbye Sheriff," and India's hair changes from neat to disheveled between shots. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
India Stoker: My ears hear what others cannot hear; small faraway things people cannot normally see are visible to me. These senses are the fruits of a lifetime of longing, longing to be rescued, to be completed. Just as the skirt needs the wind to billow, I'm not formed by things that are of myself alone. I wear my father's belt tied around my mother's blouse, and shoes which are from my uncle. This is me. Just as a flower does not choose its color, we are not responsible for what we have come ...
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Crazy Credits

The credits scroll from top to bottom of the screen, rather than bottom to top, like in most scrolling end credits. See more »

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Referenced in Birth (2013) See more »

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Stoker Piano Duet #2
Written by Philip Glass
Performed by Sugar Vendil & Trevor Gureckis
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Nicely shot, well acted and utterly pointless
31 July 2013 | by See all my reviews

I read many of the reviews on this site before deciding to watch this movie. And since I really like slow moving psychological thrillers I gave this move an honest chance. That should not be given.

The movie is well shot, well acted, yet utterly uninteresting. The story does not build up in any straight direction, you never know what is real and what is not and there is just so much confusion in the storytelling that I never really knew where I was standing. I began to wonder if there would be some grand twist in the end, and was waiting for it through one pointless scene after the other, just to realize the ending could be seen a mile away and all that confusing storytelling really amounts to absolutely nothing.

I would recommend this movie only to people who can sit through two hours of something they are not exactly sure whether it is what you are watching. Just terrible in my opinion. The entirety of the story could be summed up in 30 minutes and it would make for a wonderful short movie. But as it is - it is tedious and unrewarding.


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