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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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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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Know her name. Fear her power. See more »

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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)  »

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Carrie, la vengeance  »

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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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There's one detail of the prom scene in the novel that's not present in any of the films: Carrie actually stumbles off the stage and flees outside before she begins tearing the school apart with her powers, which she does by watching everyone through the window. In each film version (the 1976, 2002, and 2013) the film makers' chose to have Carrie standing on the stage above her classmates when she began attacking everyone in the room. See more »

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When Sue centers the gym she has plenty of time to, at least, warn her boyfriend and Carrie that Chris is planning something. Instead of that, she is asking where to find Chris. This is not really common sense, if she asked both to not enter the stage, nothing would have happened, the bucket full of blood and Chris (maybe) would have been discovered. Regarding the text she received, it is obvious that something might happen. The fact that it didn't already happen, makes it obvious that this will happen on the climax of the event. See more »

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[first lines]
Margaret White: [long bellowing cry from behind the door] Help me!
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Featured in De Palma (2015) 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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Unnecessary Remake
20 October 2013 | by See 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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