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Carrie (2013)

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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Margaret White
... Carrie White
... Sue Snell
... Chris Hargensen
... Tina
... Heather
... Nicki
... Lizzy
... Tommy Ross
... George Dawson
... Ms. Desjardin
... Principal Morton
... Miss Helen Finch
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 cell phone 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 seek vengeance for 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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18 October 2013 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Carrie, la vengeance  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,000,000, 20 October 2013, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$35,266,619

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$84,790,678
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

While billed as a new adaptation of the novel, many screenplay elements were borrowed from Lawrence D. Cohen's adaptation of the 1976 film. See more »

Goofs

The stain from Carrie's bloody hand to Miss Desjardin's skirt switches from a smudge in the shower room scene to a full handprint stain in the principal's office (the stain is even higher on the skirt from where Carrie originally grabbed it). See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Margaret White: [long bellowing cry from behind the door] Help me!
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Version of Carrie (1976) See more »

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Live for the Night
Written by Jahan Yousaf, Yasmine Yousaf, Kris Trindl, Jean Paul Makhlouf, Alex Makhlouf, Samuel Frisch, Nicholas Ditri and Daniel Boselovic
Performed by Krewella
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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16 January 2014 | by See all my reviews

This remake was very disappointing, and highlights how you cannot mend something that isn't broken. The original movie was fast paced, character orientated with a style and mood unique to that movie. It managed to capture Carrie's isolation, her fear and shyness, her tentative reaching out for normality. This was a fiasco of poorly paced, poorly characterised, vacuous and grossly miscast mish mash of baloney.

For starters, the casting was dire. We have Carrie, a beautiful pouting nubile girl who no red blooded male in his right mind is going avoid like the plague. Her mother, slightly loopy but not enough to make us fear for Carrie's life. The evil Chris, who has about as much character and charisma as a plate of cold fries.... need I go on? Each character was just a pale ghost of the original, and nurtured not one ounce of sympathy or connection from the viewer.

The final denouement, which had a hell of a lot to live up to, was disappointing in the extreme and barely worth watching. I felt cheated after seeing this movie. But I can only blame myself for even going there. The original is a masterpiece of film making - a classic that cannot be bettered. Leave it alone.


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