A shy girl, outcasted by her peers and sheltered by her religious mother, unleashes telekinetic terror on her small town after being pushed too far at her senior prom.

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Kimberly Peirce

Writers:

Lawrence D. Cohen (screenplay), Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Julianne Moore ... Margaret White
Chloë Grace Moretz ... Carrie White
Gabriella Wilde ... Sue Snell
Portia Doubleday ... Chris Hargensen
Zoë Belkin ... Tina
Samantha Weinstein ... Heather
Karissa Strain ... Nicki
Katie Strain ... Lizzy
Ansel Elgort ... Tommy Ross
Demetrius Joyette ... George
Judy Greer ... Ms. Desjardin
Barry Shabaka Henley ... Principal Morton
Arlene Mazerolle ... Miss Helen Finch
Evan Gilchrist Evan Gilchrist ... Greg Delois
Eddie Max Huband ... Harry Trenant (as Eddie Huband)
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Storyline

The outcast teenager Carrie White is bullied by her classmates at high school. Her mother, Margaret White, is a pious and paranoid woman that sees sin everywhere and the need of self-inflicting punishment. When Carrie has her first period, she does not understand what is happening to her and her classmates humiliate her in the changing room. The spiteful Chris Hargensen videotapes Carrie with her cellphone and posts it on the Internet. Their teacher Ms. Desjardin punishes the students, but when Chris challenges her, she is suspended and consequently is banned from the prom. Meanwhile, Carrie discovers that she has telekinesis and learns how to control her ability. Sue Snell, one of the girls that tormented Carrie, feels bad and asks her boyfriend Tommy Ross to invite Carrie to go with him to the prom to make up for what she did to Carrie. But Chris and her boyfriend Billy Nolan plot an evil prank with her friends to get back at Carrie. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Drama | Horror

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Rated R for bloody violence, disturbing images, language and some sexual content. | See all certifications »

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Shailene Woodley turned down the role of Carrie White, while Haley Bennett, Emily Browning, Lily Collins, Bella Heathcote and Dakota Fanning auditioned. Hailee Steinfeld was considered for the role as well. Bennett was the runner-up to play Carrie, coming in second to Moretz, who won the role. See more »

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When Tommy asks Carrie to the prom for the second time, the position of the cross hanging around Carrie's neck changes. See more »

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[first lines]
Margaret White: [long bellowing cry from behind the door] Help me!
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Alternate Versions

The theatrical version ends with a brief scene of Sue in court for the White Investigation (an integral part of the Stephen King novel otherwise omitted from the film) and then laying a flower on Carrie White's grave, which cracks as she walks away. The alternate Blu-Ray cut omits the courtroom scene and features a different edit of Sue placing the flower on Carrie's grave. This scene is followed with Sue in the delivery room giving birth, but instead of a baby, Carrie's arm emerges from between her legs and grabs her. Quick-cut to Sue's mother, who's holding and trying to awaken her hysterical, pregnant daughter from this nightmare. See more »

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Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Escape Plan/Carrie (2013) See more »

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Let Me Go
Written by Alana Haim, Danielle Haim and Este Haim
Performed by HAIM
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Unnecessary Remake
20 October 2013 | by zenstation13See all my reviews

This movie is hardly a scene-by-scene account of Brian De Palma brilliantly 'Carrie'. Yes, it impossible not to compare any remake to its original version, especially when the original is considered a classic. It is sad that with these days' shortage of originality, even a seemingly talented director such as Kimberly Peirce, succumbs to the commercial appeal of movie-making in the sole interest of monetary gain resulting in watered-down quality. Well, I'm not even sure if this movie will make its money back, given the mediocrity in all aspects of its quality. But then again, there are a lot of junks out there that make tons of money. All the efforts for the reimagining, whether it be an attempt to create a franchise or sequel or to modernize the narrative has totally undermined the essence of this otherwise compelling story. The destructiveness of social isolation, religious fanaticism, BULLYING, to name a few, underlined in Stephen King's novel were in no way conveyed effectively in this movie. There is a lack of connection in Moretz's performance and  she is unconvincing as a socially deprived and awkward girl. Julianna Moore as always delivers a competent performance.  But she can only carry the movie so far. As talented as Moretz is, she is a miscast for this movie.  As such, the movie is moderately entertaining at best.


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Language:

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Release Date:

18 October 2013 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,101,552, 20 October 2013

Gross USA:

$35,266,619

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$84,790,678
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