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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.

Director:

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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Storyline

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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Make a date with terror... And have a bloody good time. See more »


Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

MGM

Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 November 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Stereo | Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

To sustain the illusion that she was in a trance, the filmmakers digitally removed Angela Bettis's eye-blinks during the latter portion of the film. See more »

Goofs

Stephen King's name is spelled "Steven King" in the opening credits and in the trailer. Exactly the same happened in the original Carrie so the director may have done it on purpose as a tribute to the original. See more »

Quotes

Helen Shyres: Oh my God, where did you get that dress?
Carrie White: I made it.
Helen Shyres: [impressed] Shut up!
Carrie White: [confused] You shut up!
Helen Shyres: Seriously, you made that?
Carrie White: I did. I... I like to sew. It's a real simple pattern.
[she walks past Helen]
Helen Shyres: [gasps] Look at your ass!
Carrie White: [confused] What?
Helen Shyres: Okay, after seeing your ass, the whole "nun in street clothes" thing is no longer acceptable.
[...]
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Connections

References Pygmalion (1938) See more »

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Not as bad as I expected, but no replacement for the original.
7 November 2002 | by bilahnSee all my reviews

To state that this new version of Carrie doesn't remotely compare with the original horror classic is to belabor the obvious, so I will leave that issue aside.

However, I expected this movie to be simply garbage, like the recent "Rose Red", or dull and mediocre, like the TV remake of The Shining, and surprisingly, it was better than that.

Making a remake of a classic film is usually inadvisable, but under the circumstances, this was an honest and decent rendition of Carrie. TV movies tend to be endlessly drawn out, with low proudction values, and this was better than average. Most of the credit goes, however to the casting. Most of the cast were a very competent group of actors who I think really gave it their best shot in creating a new angle on the Carrie story. Particular mention should be made of Angela Bettis in the title role. She tackled the daunting task of taking a part made very famous by someone else, and making it her own. Her Carrie is less a neurotic mess than Sissy Spacek', repressed and unhappy but still strong and with some guts. She was very sweet and vulnerable, and was often very touching, as when she was suddenly, out of the blue, asked to the prom by such a handsome, nice boy.

One big disappointment was Patricia Clarkson as Mrs. White. The part was really reduced in scope in this version, and the actress played her in a very restrained and bland fashion. I can well imagine that it was decided that to replicate Piper Laurie's over the top baroque performance was inadvisable. The idea here was to have a more low key sinister approach. But the result was completely dull and uninteresting character that had less relevance to the story than it should have.

So for a TV remake of a horror classic, I give it A for effort, with some very good elements to it. However, this is still a movie you will probably watch only once. The real Carrie, Brian DePalma's 1976 classic, is one that is always fun to watch again and again!


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