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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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Kimberly Peirce

Writers:

Lawrence D. Cohen (screenplay), Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

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 Dawson
Judy Greer ... Ms. Desjardin
Barry Shabaka Henley ... Principal Morton
Arlene Mazerolle ... Miss Helen Finch
Evan Gilchrist Evan Gilchrist ... Greg Delois
Eddie Max Huband 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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The power never dies. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 October 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Carrie, la vengeance See more »

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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

The rocks that rain at the end of the film were real. Stunt doubles were used so as not to harm the real actresses. See more »

Goofs

During the prom rampage, the twins (Lizzy and Nicki) are killed in the center of the gym, but then the center is seen again when Carrie throws a flaming crescent moon at Tina; the bodies of the twins are clearly gone. See more »

Quotes

[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 »

Connections

References Bloodsport (1988) See more »

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Written by Oliver Ackermann
Performed by A Place to Bury Strangers
Courtesy of Dead Oceans
By Arrangement with Bank Robber Music
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Remake Rather Than Reimaging...But Still GOOD!
20 October 2013 | by ThomEureSee all my reviews

I have been eagerly awaiting this movie since I heard of the casting of Chloe Grace Moretz. I could totally picture her portraying the character in the style and feel created by Sissy Spacek and followed up by Angela Bettis (2002 TV movie). I knew she would be a worthy successor after seeing the film Let Me In. I was, however, skeptical of the casting of Julianne Moore as the religious fanatic mother of Carrie, Margaret White.

After seeing the film twice this weekend, Julianne Moore turned out a creepy performance that should definitely garner her an Academy Award nod. Her portrayal of Margaret White was an emotional witches brew of fanaticism, insanity, and maternal instinct. For me, it was an unexpected treat.

As for Carrie, Chloe Grace Moretz did a fine job. She had big shoes to fill, and her performance does not top that of Sissy Spacek. However, she does hold her own. In all three versions of Carrie, each actress has portrayed Carrie in a different way. Each excelling in making the role their own while maintaining the artistic concept of Carrie herself. Chloe did deliver a chilling performance during the scenes where Carrie is exacting her revenge.

As for the movie itself, I would describe it as a remake of the 1976 film sprinkled with some additional elements from the Stephen King novel. It was very well made, and the modernization is appropriate without being too obvious of the change in times, i.e cell phones, the Internet, etc.

In closing, Carrie is an extremely competent attempt at remaking a classic. As I say with all remakes, you have to go into it with an open mind and not with the mind set of comparing it to the original. If you do that, you will find Carrie is a good movie.


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