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The Disappointments Room (2016)

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A mother and her young son release unimaginable horrors from the attic of their rural dream home.

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D.J. Caruso
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Cast

Cast overview:
Kate Beckinsale ... Dana Barrow
Mel Raido ... David Barrow
Duncan Joiner ... Lucas Barrow
Lucas Till ... Ben
Michaela Conlin ... Jules
Michael Landes ... Teddy
Marcia DeRousse Marcia DeRousse ... Ms. Judith
Celia Weston ... Marti
Charles Carroll ... Old Man
Ella Jones Ella Jones ... Girl in the Yellow Dress
Gerald McRaney ... Judge Blacker
Jennifer Leigh Mann ... Mrs. Blacker
Joely Fisher ... Psychiatrist
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Storyline

The architect Dana, her husband David and their son Lucas move to an isolated manor in the countryside seeking a restart of their lives after the death of their baby daughter in a tragic accident. Dana overhears noises in the attic and finds a hidden locked room. Soon she finds the keys and is haunted by the evil spirit of an old man. She researches and learns that old rural houses had disappointments rooms where disabled children were locked to avoid embarrassment to the traditional families. Further, the spirits of the original owner of the house, Judge Blacker, and his daughter are still trapped in the house. However, only Dana is capable to see and contact them and David believes she is delusional. When Judge Blacker threatens the life of Lucas, Dana tries to protect him but she is not sure of what is reality or daydream. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Some mysteries should not be unlocked

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violent content, bloody images, some sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 September 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Camera terorii See more »

Filming Locations:

Greensboro, North Carolina, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,402,823, 11 September 2016, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$2,411,580, 16 October 2016
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Two buildings in downtown Greensboro, NC were refinished to look like New York during filming. They're across the street from the scene of the Greensboro Four Sit In. See more »

Goofs

The house is supposed to be in North Carolina. The obituary refers to the MK&T (Missouri, Kansas, and Texas) Railroad and the Pecan Bridge, also located in Texas. See more »

Quotes

Dana Barrow: See, it's gone unchecked for a while.
Ben: Lucky it didn't cave. Lucky I stopped by when I did.
Dana Barrow: Well, and lucky for you people around here like to gossip.
Ben: That they do. Also heard you were an architect or something.
Dana Barrow: Yeah or something.
Ben: Well, maybe we should talk about money.
Dana Barrow: Well, that's a little premature.
Ben: Come again?
Dana Barrow: You haven't been hired yet.
Ben: No?
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Title doesn't show until the end of the movie: before the rolling credits. See more »

Connections

Features The Magic Garden (1972) See more »

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The Wife
(From the film "Jane Eyre")
Written by Bernard Herrmann
Courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
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It's Been Done Better
4 May 2017 | by chroberts-1See all my reviews

I had high hopes for the first half of this movie, but it just falls into a jumble in the last half. So many unanswered questions; a random kite, a random carpenter,etc..

If you want to see a classic with a similar story line, but done much, much better, check out The Changeling, bone chilling Canadian movie from 1980 with George C Scott. Don't be fooled by it's age, it's scary. You can even see it on youtube for free: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVttK509_JI .....it's basically everything this movie is trying to be except....you know, it makes sense.


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