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Carrie (2002)

Carrie White is a lonely and painfully shy teenage girl with telekinetic powers who is slowly pushed to the edge of insanity by frequent bullying from both her classmates and her domineering, religious mother.

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David Carson

Writers:

Bryan Fuller (teleplay), Stephen King (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Angela Bettis ... Carietta 'Carrie' White
Patricia Clarkson ... Margaret White
Rena Sofer ... Miss Desjarden
Kandyse McClure ... Sue Snell
Emilie de Ravin ... Chris Hargensen
Tobias Mehler ... Tommy Ross
Jesse Cadotte Jesse Cadotte ... Billy Nolan
Meghan Black ... Norma Watson
Chelan Simmons ... Helen Shyres
Katharine Isabelle ... Tina Blake
David Keith ... Detective John Mulchaey
Miles Meadows Miles Meadows ... Kenny Garson
Sean Tyler Foley Sean Tyler Foley ... Lou Garson (as Tyler Foley)
Laurie Murdoch ... Principal Morton
Michael Kopsa ... John Hargensen
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This is the story of Carrie White, a lonely and painfully shy teenage girl with unbelievable telekinetic powers, and is slowly being pushed to the edge of insanity by frequent bullying from both cruel classmates at her school, and her own domineering, religious mother. One classmate, Sue Snell, feels sorry for Carrie and asks her boyfriend, Tommy Ross, to take Carrie to the senior prom instead of her. But another classmate, Chris Hargenson, is banned from the prom and is determined with her boyfriend to have her revenge on Carrie. Carrie soon discovers she has telekinetic powers; and when the most gruesome prank is played on her on prom night, anything can happen. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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Carrie... good girl, evil powers See more »


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Official Sites:

MGM

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USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 November 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Stereo | Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Meghan Black wears a dress on the prom that looks the same as the one Julia Roberts wore on the 73rd Annual Academy Awards ceremony in 2001, the year she got her first award as the best actress in a leading role for Erin Brockovich (2000). See more »

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When Sue is driving towards town, she drives toward us on a street with three faint lights in the background and two cars parked on the left side of the street. When Chris and Billy are driving towards town, they drive away from us on the same street with the same cars and lights visible ahead of them. See more »

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[Speaking about Carrie White]
Detective John Mulcahey: Was she a friend of yours?
Sue Snell: Carrie didn't have any friends.
Detective John Mulcahey: When I was in high school, even the biggest losers had a bird of a feather.
Sue Snell: She wasn't a loser. She just didn't belong.
Detective John Mulcahey: Why do you think that is?
Sue Snell: It's not brain surgery. We are talking about Carrie White.
Detective John Mulcahey: Maybe she didn't want to belong.
Sue Snell: Everybody wants to belong. Anyone who tells you they don't is lying. I think Carrie wanted it more than any of us.
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References My Fair Lady (1964) See more »

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In The Shadow Of A Masterpiece
6 November 2002 | by virek213See all my reviews

It seems to make as much sense to remake a great movie like Brian DePalma's 1976 horror/suspense masterpiece CARRIE for television as it did to make a sequel of it in the form of THE RAGE: CARRIE 2 three years before, but that's what has been done. A lot of bells and whistles have been added to this television remake, but in the end this CARRIE is still in the shadow of the DePalma original.

Angela Bettis (GIRL INTERRUPTED) has the unenviable task of stepping into the shoes (and the prom dress) of Sissy Spacek in the title role of a New England teen tortured at school by cruel classmates (because she doesn't belong) and at home by her religiously fanatical mother (Patricia Clarkson, in the Piper Laurie role). Soon, she discovers she has telekinetic powers; and when the most gruesome of gags is played on her on prom night, all bets are off.

Though looking much more glazed in the eyes than Spacek ever did, Bettis gives a fairly good performance as Carrie; and Clarkson's portrayal of her uprighteous mother is much more low-key, but no less threatening, than Laurie's portrayal. The special effects, however obvious they might be, are also quite good. But in the end, the reputation of the 1976 original, with its combination of psychological horror and teen-angst drama, still hovers over this remake. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the pig's blood scene. It doesn't have the same jarring emotional impact this time around--not so much because we've seen it before, but because here it looks slightly laughable when the blood gets poured onto Bettis. Because of DePalma's use of slow-motion in the original, the blood hits Spacek like a tidal wave.

I give the CARRIE remake a '6' just for trying. I only regret that its shortcomings as a film have less to do with its execution as a film than the fact that the original movie still resonates much more fully.


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