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The Changeover (2017)

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Laura is drawn into a supernatural battle with an ancient spirit who threatens her family.


Margaret Mahy (novel), Stuart McKenzie (adaptation)
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Credited cast:
Timothy Spall ... Carmody Braque
Melanie Lynskey ... Kate Chant
Lucy Lawless ... Miryam Carlisle
Nicholas Galitzine ... Sorensen Carlisle
Erana James ... Laura Chant
Kate Harcourt ... Winter Carlisle
Benji Purchase Benji Purchase ... Jacko Chant
Ella Edward Ella Edward ... Nicky Green
Thomasin McKenzie ... Rose Keaton
Claire Van Beek Claire Van Beek ... Police Woman
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jess Aspinwall Jess Aspinwall ... Bryanna Tait
Aryn Azlan Aryn Azlan ... Kirsty Lee
Drew Briceford Drew Briceford ... Eddy
Stephanie Broomhall Stephanie Broomhall ... Young Mother
Amy Christian Amy Christian ... Tracey


Based on the Carnegie Medal winning novel by Margeret Mahy. Sixteen year-old Laura Chant lives with her mother and four-year-old brother Jacko in a poor new suburb on the edge of a partially demolished Christchurch, New Zealand. Laura is drawn into a supernatural battle with an ancient spirit who attacks Jacko and slowly drains the life out of him as the spirit becomes ever younger. Laura discovers her true identity and the supernatural ability within her, and must harness it to save her brother's life.

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22 February 2019 (USA) See more »

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a 5 on a 1-10 scale of watching something while bored

A 5 on a 1-10 scale of watching something while bored. It has some interesting parts, but it's certainly not something I'd be yearning to see. Like I said above....if I'm bored, and I have nothing to do and I want to watch a movie, then if all the movies I really want to see aren't options..... out of what might be left, I'd give this a 5. Maybe 4. But I'm giving it an overall of 3 which might be a little generous right now. It did have a few unexpected interesting & scary scenes though. Many things to say, but I don't want to want create any spoilers.

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