Carrie 2013

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A sheltered high school girl unleashes her newly developed telekinetic powers after she is pushed too far by her peers.

Starring:
Chloe Grace Moretz, Judy Greer
Rental Formats:
DVD, Blu-ray

Product Details

Discs
  • Feature ages_15_and_over
Runtime 1 hour 40 minutes
Starring Chloe Grace Moretz, Judy Greer, Julianne Moore, Michelle Nolden, Alex Russell, Gabriella Wilde
Director Kimberly Peirce
Genres Horror
Studio 20th Century Fox
Rental release 30 May 2014
Main languages English
Dubbing German
Subtitles Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish, German, Danish
Hearing impaired subtitles English
Discs
  • Feature ages_15_and_over
Runtime 1 hour 40 minutes
Starring Chloe Grace Moretz, Judy Greer, Julianne Moore, Michelle Nolden, Alex Russell, Gabriella Wilde
Director Kimberly Peirce
Genres Horror
Studio 20th Century Fox
Rental release 30 May 2014
Main languages English
Subtitles Finnish, Portuguese, Spanish, Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, Japanese
Hearing impaired subtitles English

Customer Reviews

3.8 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Bill HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on 12 Oct. 2014
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
This is a first rate horror film, and is a faithful adaptation of the excellent novel by Stephen King. It is also a remake of the successful 1976 movie, which starred Sissy Spacek as the titular character, Piper Laurie as her deranged mother, and John Travolta as Carrie's date for an ill-fated Prom Night - Carrie [Blu-ray] [1976]
Here, Chloe Grace Moretz (famous for the KickAss movies - Kick-Ass/Kick-Ass 2 [Blu-ray] [Region Free] ), takes the lead role, and excellent she is too. Julianne Moore plays her mother, Margaret, and she too doesn't put a foot wrong.
Margaret is a bible-bashing, agoraphobic, self-harming, and psychotic parent. She hates sex, it's the work of the Devil, and it doesn't occur to her that she's causing her daughter enormous psychological harm. Carrie is an introverted, naive teenage girl, the odd one out at High School, and the subject of bullying by the other girls. She has her first period whilst in the girls' locker room, suffers from a panic attack because she doesn't understand what's happening to her body, and the other teenagers mock her mercilessly, using their mobiles to film Carrie's distress.
The girls are led by a particularly loathsome teenager, Chris. Adding insult to injury, Chris puts the digital film onto YouTube.
Carrie has the power of telekinesis, inherited from her father and grandmother. She can move and shape any physical object, using mind control. As her anger builds each day, she starts practising and honing her skills. Meanwhile, the misbehaviour of Chris results in her exclusion from the High School Prom, and she swears to punish Carrie for that.
One of the other girls involved in tormenting Carrie, Sue, feels contempt for her own conduct.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By rbmusicman/and/movie-fan' TOP 100 REVIEWER on 31 Mar. 2014
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
I must confess in recent years I have been critical of re-makes.
The Original 1976 'Sissy Spacec' version was indeed a classic
chiller.
So it's fair to say that I wasn't sure how this would turn out, though
I acknowledge the casting of 'Chloe Grace Mortez' as 'Carrie' and
'Julianne Moore' as the bible-pushing and domineering mother
'Margaret White' was indeed promising.
'Carrie' at school is an outcast, she just doesn't fit in, and is often
mocked by the other students.
Early on 'Carrie' begins to notice that unexplained things happen
often when upset or annoyed.
Learning to harness and control those powers is another thing however.
The school 'Prom' is coming up, things being as they are at school
'Carrie' would not expect to attend.
However one of her fellow pupils is feeling bad about how she and others
had wronged 'Carrie' a few days earlier, so she asks her boyfriend 'Tommy'
to ask the naïve teen to accompany him to the 'Prom'
Of course 'Carrie's' mother won't approve, however having accepted the
invitation she is going, and uses her 'Telekinetic' powers to convince her
mother that 'no' wasn't an option.
'Nicki' the school 'bitch' with the help of her boyfriend devise an evil plot to
turn 'Carrie's' night at the 'Prom' into a nightmare.
The mocking quickly turns into screams and panic as 'Carrie' turns her
humiliation into vengeance.
The original of course did not have the benefit of the technology that this
version had.
This, a decent re-make though possibly lacking the sense of dramatic
intensity many remember.
I guess if this is the first version seen....it's pretty good.
Had I never seen the original I too would be content.
Features...
*Alternative ending.
*Commentary by director 'Kimberly Price'
*Deleted and extended scenes.
*Creating 'Carrie'
*The power of 'Telekinesis'
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Format: Blu-ray
I did not buy this film from amazon but I wanted to share my thoughts on the film regardless. Whilst I will freely admit to being a remake whore, this remake is actually very good. Whilst never quite scaling the heights of the Brian de Palma / Sissy Spacek original, this updated version is nevertheless hugely entertaining, thanks to the performances alone. Julianne Moore is one if the best actresses of all time and a personal favourite of mine and here she owns her scenes. Judy Greer is also a favourite and here she is perfectly cast. All of the other actors and actresses are spot on also. I will admit that I skipped past the pig scene (I have no desire to see that ever in my life time). The magnificent prom scene is done here with some truly dazzling effects and is on par with the previous one. There was no hand / grave scene in this version but it's not a shot for shot remake so it wasn't expected. Highly recommended. I liked it.
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29 of 36 people found the following review helpful By L. Power TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 14 Jan. 2014
Format: Blu-ray
Every so often we get a remake of a horror classic, and most times they do not hold a candle to the original. Case in point Sam Peckinpah's classic Straw Dogs starring Dustin Hoffman and Susan George. Other examples being Sam Raimi's Evil Dead, and Texas Chainsaw Massacre, classics in the genre.

Occasionally though a worthwhile remake comes along such as I Spit on Your Grave or Last House on the Left which while the originals may not be classics they have gained a certain reputation, and a good way to explore the originals. I particularly liked the remake of John Carpenter's The Thing which can be seen as a precursor to the Alien movies, and I loved that they made the protagonist female.

Among the hardest acts to follow would be the remake of De Palma's original version of Carrie based on the Stephen King classic book which had a stellar cast including Sissy Spacek and John Travolta in a minor role. It has been a long time since I saw the original, and as I watched this remake starring Chloe Grace Moretz, at first I did start comparing it to the original but as I continued to watch I began to realize what a brilliant story this is, and how relevant it is as a metaphor for high school life today. The original has a surprise element which I have now seen many times with slight variations in other movies, an indicator of its huge influence..

Since the original movie in 1976 we have had many high school shootings. In some cases the perpetrators are marginalized or outsiders, treated as weird or even bullied by other kids with tragic consequences.
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