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The Uninvited (2009)

PG-13 | | Drama, Horror, Mystery | 30 January 2009 (USA)
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Anna returns home after a stint in a mental hospital, but her recovery is jeopardized by her cruel stepmother and ghastly visions of her dead mother.

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Charles Guard (as The Guard Brothers), Thomas Guard (as The Guard Brothers)

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Craig Rosenberg (screenplay), Doug Miro (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Emily Browning ... Anna
Arielle Kebbel ... Alex
David Strathairn ... Steven
Elizabeth Banks ... Rachel
Maya Massar Maya Massar ... Mom
Kevin McNulty ... Sheriff Emery
Jesse Moss ... Matt
Dean Paul Gibson Dean Paul Gibson ... Dr. Silberling
Don S. Davis ... Mr. Henson
Lex Burnham Lex Burnham ... Iris
Matthew Bristol Matthew Bristol ... David
Daniel Bristol ... Samuel (as Danny Bristol)
Heather Doerksen ... Mildred
Alf Humphreys ... Priest (as Alfred E. Humphreys)
Ryan Cowie ... Orderly
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Storyline

After the death of her ill mother in a fire, the young teenager Anna tries to commit suicide and is sent to a mental institution for treatment. Ten months later, Anna still cannot remember what had happened on the night her mother died. Her psychiatric Dr. Silberling, however, discharges her telling that she has resolved her issues. Her father and successful writer, Steven, brings her back home in an isolated mansion nearby the coast. Anna finds that her mother's former nurse, Rachel Summers, is her stepmother now. Anna meets her beloved sister, Alex, swimming in the sea. She discovers that Steven has not delivered the letters and CDs that Alex had sent to her. As time moves on, Anna is haunted by ghosts and she believes that Rachel killed her mother. Alex and Anna decide to look for evidence to prove that Rachel is the murderer and Anna discovers the truth about the fire in the boat house. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violent and disturbing images, thematic material, sexual content, language and teen drinking | See all certifications »

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Language:

English

Release Date:

30 January 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Apparition See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,325,824, 1 February 2009

Gross USA:

$28,596,818

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$41,624,046
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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Was originally intended to have the same name as the original film, A Tale of Two Sisters (2003), before it was changed to The Uninvited (2009). See more »

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When you first see the mother the bell is on her left arm, but the next time you see the mother the bell is now on her right arm. See more »

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[first lines]
Matt: I love you. And I have a condom.
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My Party
Written by Caleb Followill, Nathan Followill, Jared Followill and Matthew Followill
Performed by Kings of Leon
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Horror story with creepy atmosphere and plenty of twists and turns
12 September 2010 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

The picture is a sleek production with acceptable budget and packs genuine chills , suspense , tension , and shocks , it's a terror-thriller very exciting . It deals with a teen named Anna Rydell(Emily Browning) , after spending a stint in a mental institution, return to the home of their father , a famous writer named Steve (David Strathairn) who is now living with her late mother's nurse, Rachel Summer (Elizabeth Banks) and both Anna and her older sister Alex (Arielle Kebel) think Rachel was responsible for her mummy's death in a seaside house blow up the year before . Once there, in addition to dealing with their stepmother's obsessive and cruel ways . Soon after her arrival , Anna also starts to receive warnings from her late ghost mother and three interfering children who affects her recovery . The Alex's sanity is also jeopardized thanks to her unbalanced stepmother , and aloof father . Another night Anna goes to sleep, she hears noises and the door to her bedroom creakily opens and meets the ghost . Terrified, she runs out of her room and tells her sister that someone has come into her room . Alex and Anna set out to look for proofs to demonstrate that Rachel is the killer.

This eerie movie produced by the successful director/producer Ivan Reitman displays terror, shocks, hard-edged drama , plot twists and creepy images . The story come to life in a wonderful fashion, giving it a haunting ominous atmosphere that often seems to mimic the tense relations between the members of the family . While the look is suitable atmospheric and scary , the argument stretches plausibility to the breaking point in a surprising finale . The film is an American remake of successful Korean film titled ¨A tale of two sisters¨ by Ji Woon Kim . It also contains the usual spooky phantoms of pale complexion from Japanese stories directed by Takashi Mike and Hideo Nakata as ¨The Grudge ¨ , ¨ The ring ¨ and ¨ Dark water ¨ . The direction is incredibly good , production design by Andrew Menzies , the cinematography by Daniel Landin , lighting, and especially the soundtrack by expert on terror scores Christopher Young , all are captivating. The motion picture is well directed by the Guard brothers , Charles and Thomas who create a powerful character study that blends chills , thrills , suspense and psychological drama in a cleverly devised plot that certainly offers more than the usual terror film . This is a frightening , psychological thriller, and familiar drama , all at their best that will appeal to horror buffs . Rating : Better than average . Worthwhile watching .


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