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Carrie [DVD] [2013]

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  • Release Date: 01/14/2014
  • Rating: R
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    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    91% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (275 out of 305)

    Special Features


    • Creating Carrie
    • Telekinetic coffee shop surprise
    • Closed Captioned

    Synopsis


    Carrie
    Stephen King's classic novel about a tortured, telekinetic teen gets new life in this adaptation from Boys Don't Cry director Kimberly Peirce. A misfit from the moment she first stepped out into the world, high-school senior Carrie White (Chloë Grace Moretz) has been taunted and teased by her peers as far back as she can remember. Her mother Margaret (Julianne Moore) is a Christian zealot prone to locking her in a small broom closet and making her pray for hours on end. All Carrie wants is to fit in, but after the shock of experiencing her first period in the gym shower results in a devastating bout of bullying initiated by cruel Chris Hargensen (Portia Doubleday) and her circle of friends, the young outcast realizes that she has the ability to move objects with the power of her mind alone. Meanwhile, as gym teacher Miss Desjardin (Judy Greer) bans Chris from the prom following a defiant outburst by the entitled teen, Chris' best friend Sue Snell (Gabriella Wilde) begins having second thoughts about the way that Carrie has been treated. In an attempt to atone for her past misdeeds, Sue convinces her lacrosse-star boyfriend Tommy Ross (Ansel Elgort) to ask Carrie to the prom -- an invitation that she eventually accepts. But Chris isn't finished with Carrie just yet, and later, when a cruel prank at the prom goes horribly awry, Carrie puts her newfound telekinetic powers to terrifying use. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Chloë Grace Moretz
      Chloë Grace Moretz - Carrie White
    • Judy Greer
      Judy Greer - Miss Desjardin
    • Portia Doubleday
      Portia Doubleday - Chris Hargensen
    • Julianne Moore
      Julianne Moore - Margaret White
    • Gabriella Wilde
      Gabriella Wilde - Sue Snell



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.1 out of 5 stars with 305 reviews

    91%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      "Theyre all gonna laugh at" ...THIS

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      S1L3NT
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      Ok ok, maybe the title of my review is a lil unfair. This certainly isnt the best remake out there, but it sure beats all those Michael Bay abominations we've been getting lately. That being said, this remake seems rather unnecessary. Its a fun film, but doesnt really bring anything new to table. Brian DePalma's original was str8 up horror! This felt more like an after school special. I know that at its core, Carrie has always been a coming of age story -- and a WOMEN'S one to be more specific -- but I cant help but feel that this version came off as too much of a chick flick. Maybe its the result of having a female in the director's chair, I dont know. But also Carrie discovering her powers seemed much more stylized here, and they tried to make it look a little too "cool". Instead of the freakshow display that was DePalmas masterpiece. I read another review for this once and they summed it up pretty good so Ill repeat what they said.... "It feels kinda X Men-ish" lol Anyway its a solid film, tightly paced, finely acted. Julianna Moore in ANYTHING just adds an instant credibility and class, so thats always good. Plus Chloe Moretz is a great up and coming actress. Nice job on her part. Although I do believe she was way too beautiful to play such an oddball character. What I most liked about this DVD is that I got it a couple of weeks ago and it was in the front of the store on display with other titles for only $2.99 !!!! CANT BEAT THAT

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      3/5 (Not a bad effort)

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      Neko20
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      'Carrie' was just another remake to me at first glance. Director Kimberly Pierce was someone whom I thought would never take on a task such as this, however I now feel that without her professional eye for the camera, this second remake of the Stephen King story (the first being in 2002) fared much better than the more recent remakes and makes for a good watch that you'll most likely forget once you shut it off. The actors in the film do very good work here, with Julianne Moore's Margaret White standing out among the others. Pierce also brings a fresh visual take to the story as well, making for quite a pretty film. Where 'Carrie' falls is that they really don't bring anything new. This is almost the exact same film as the Brian De Palma classic, but with little changes such as the idea of cyberbullying being incorporated within. While this does make the 'mean-girls' of the film much more cruel than the original film, it does little to change the film other than give it a modern coat of paint. Overall, it could've been much much worse, and while that's not saying much I still enjoyed 'Carrie' and it's a much more frequent watch in my remake shelf than others. Worth a rental if you're not sure.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Not quite the original

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      Psycojohnny
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      So the original Carrie as well as the book was always very interesting to me. The original movie made you feel bad for her but then the end result felt kind of lax. (Good effects for the time) but compared to the book you wanted to see her go all out. With the remake coming i had higher hopes Effects wise, cause god knows story wise they are always less superior. (Seriously, how can you make something that has already been made or based off of something good....less good?) anyway, it started off ok but the over acting on carries part made me feel like she was asking for the torment. The extra focus on her mother kind of took away from a bit of the psychic power aspects. The final part was a bit better but i still felt like it was rushed. They seemed to focus too much on the SFX instead of the character building. The effects were awesome but the characters were very bland. The original had better characters so you felt a little more. This one not so much...still a good watch to see the retelling of the same story with updated graphics.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Excellent movie; wish it had commentary.

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      Paladin32
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      I cannot think of a more exciting actress to have take on the leading role for a Carrie remake than Chloë Grace Moretz. As with every other film I have seen her take on, she provides an excellent presence on the screen and a very gifted ability to become her character both in terms of vulnerability and brutality. She is truly an actress that movie-lovers would be well advised to to keep an eye on as she continues to make films and "make" films (meaning make films worth watching and owning, that otherwise may not be). For those who are fans of Julianne Moore, this film is a must-have, as I would venture her role as Carrie's mother to be her most powerful and entertaining role to date. I have never seen her behave as she does in any other movie. This a truly unique role for her, from what I have seen of her, and she nails it. While I enjoyed the Making of Carrie in the DVD extras, I was disappointed that there was no running DVD commentary provided.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Excellent remake of a horror classic

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      BostoPlumRopeLibrary
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      The first thing any fan has to do is accept this remake on its own merits, because it is actually well done and, while not as dynamic as the original De Palma version, stands capably beside the original. The remake brings in more from the King novel, a plus, but seems reticent to go to places De Palma did - the locker room nudity, for example, is tame, too tame, compared to the original, which is distracting. The prom and town burn-up, however, is more exciting and horrific in the remake. While I think Spacek gave one of the 10 best performances by an actress ever, Moretz is excellent as well; it's a different Carrie but wonderful in the differences. It's hard to top the De Palma, but I think Pierce's version comes reasonably close at least to equaling it.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Remake fails to break new ground

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      Gaspode
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      The third adaptation of King's debut novel (including the better off forgotten 2002 TV movie) stars Chloe Moretz as the eponymous telekinetic teen; and Julianne Moore as her bible-thumping mother. While the film is perfectly acceptable, it suffers from two big problems. Number one, while Moretz turns in a reasonable performance, she is totally miscast as Carrie White, who is supposed to be a complete outside. But more important, there seems to be no compelling reason for this particular remake, which follows most of the beats of Brian De Palma's 1976 film. Making a movie purely to re-make just isn't a good enough reason to waste all that time, talent and money.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      worst remake I've ever seen

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      kiera2012
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      I had such high hopes for this remake to come out. I've been a huge Carrie fan ever since it came out in the 70s and thought the remake could almost make it better with more of a new age feel to it... I was horrible mistaken this movie was horrible! horrible acting. the movie was more of a comedy than a horror movie. the original carrie was extremely creepy sissy did an amazing job playing her it was very realistic dramatic intense and scary. you felt bad for her. in this movie they basically made it into a comedy the girl playing it looked to be about 12 moore was horrible the whole movie was miscast. This movie is a joke

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Good Remake

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      reviewinlu
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      A lot of people are split on this remake. Some feel it follows the original too closely and doesn't different itself enough. Id disagree, there is really a push of technology in the film that keep it current and new, though you do have to wonder if in 15 year some of the things in this movie will seem dated already. This version of Carrie stayed true to its roots and Id say the cast is nothing but strong and in some cases picture perfect for the characters they are playing. Real emotional depth is felt throughout and you can forgive the fantastical powers element due to the emotional strength of the story and performances. Great showing.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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