Carrie (2013) Movie Review

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Carrie (2013)

2013 | R | Horror, Drama, Fantasy
100 minutes / 1h 40min

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Carrie Plot Synopsis:

The outcast teenager Carrie White is bullied by her classmates at high school. Her mother, Margaret White, is a pious and paranoid woman that sees sin everywhere and the need of self-inflicting punishment. When Carrie has her first period, she does not understand what is happening to her and her classmates humiliate her in the changing room. The spiteful Chris Hargensen videotapes Carrie with her cell phone and posts it on the Internet. Their teacher Ms. Desjardin punishes the students, but when Chris challenges her, she is suspended and consequently is banned from the prom. Meanwhile, Carrie discovers that she has telekinesis and learns how to control her ability. Sue Snell, one of the girls that tormented Carrie, feels bad and asks her boyfriend Tommy Ross to invite Carrie to go with him to the prom to make up for what she did to Carrie. But Chris and her boyfriend Billy Nolan plot an evil prank with her friends to seek vengeance for Carrie.

Carrie (2013) Review

Director Kimberly Peirce (Stop-Loss, Boys Don’t Cry, The Last Good Breath) did a really good job with Carrie and the entire cast. I love this movie and it will be up there in my list to watch again. The use of newer technology did not take away from this movie being a remake. Carrie contains, horror, sitting at the edge of your seat scenes, profanity, nudity, lots of gore, violence, bullying and lots of teenagers. Viewers might need a strong stomach for the opening scene whether you’re a parent or not.

Julianne Moore (The English Teacher, Don Jon, What Maisie Knew, Being Flynn) performance in Carrie was phenomenal. She played her maternal part extremely well - she really “wowed” me. Julianne Moore played the part of Margaret White who is the mother of Carrie White (Chloe Grace Moretz - Kick-Ass 2, Dark Shadows, Hugo, Texas Killing Fields). Margaret is a psychotic abusive mother who is traumatized from her childhood and controls what Carrie does. Margaret is very religious and teaches Carrie to also be religious. Margaret’s punishment for Carrie is one of a kind in a manner where it is incredibly cruel and inhuman. The opening scene to Carrie made me cringe when Margaret gave birth to Carrie alone in her bathroom and then tried to stab the baby with a scissors in the face.

Chloe did an okay job with her part as Carrie who is portrayed as a shy, quiet girl who has no friends. She is also reclusive, pretty, fragile, religious and has telekinetic powers that spirals out of control when she is angry. I believe Chloe has great potential as an actress and her experience will grow with each movie she does. Carrie is the best movie she has made so far. The best part of her acting for me was when she was taking revenge on all that did her wrong. This movie is filled with the right amount of gore.

Sue Snell (Gabriella Wilde - The Three Musketeers, St Trinian’s 2: The Legend of Fritton’s Gold, Il Maestro) is a bully who tells her boyfriend to ask Carrie to go to the school prom with him so that she can repent a little for some of the wrong she has done.

Chris Hargensen (Portia Doubleday - K-11, Howard, Legend of the Mummy) and her boyfriend Billy Nolan (Alex Russell - The Host, Bait, Halloween Knight, Chronicle) blames Carrie for them being banned from going to the school prom. Chris, Nolan and Sue are friends. Can you guess what happens to Billy and Chris when Carrie finds out that she has supernatural powers?

Carrie is a really good movie and I would recommend it to all horror fans with an open mind to remakes. Most people tend to compare the new version of a movie to the old and get totally disappointed - so keep an open mind to remakes or don’t see remakes. With that said, Carrie blew me away, it was more than I expected and yes I would definitely see it again and maybe again. There was way too much CGI in this movie and some of it was quite noticeable ex: prom scene but it is a great movie overall regardless of minor errors.

  • Carrie Rating Scores
  • Our Score: 8
  • Overall Score: 6.29
  • IMDB: 5.9
  • MetaCritic: 5.3
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 4.9

About Carrie 2013

Title: Carrie
Year: 2013
Runtime: 100 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Drama, Fantasy
Reviewer: Score: 4 / 5 stars Avg. Rating: 3.14/5 stars from 122,575 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 122,575 MPAA Rating: R
Carrie Cast Starring: Julianne Moore, Judy Greer, Chris Britton, Chloë Grace Moretz, Chloë Grace Moretz, Kim Roberts, Peter Hewitt, Michelle Nolden, Barry Shabaka Henley, Ansel Elgort, Samantha Weinstein, Nykeem Provo, Hart Bochner, Arlene Mazerolle, Joshua William James, Evan Gilchrist, Lucy DeLaat, Ryan Wilson, William MacDonald, Alex Russell, Tyler Rushton, James Fanizza, Irene Poole, Connor Price, Shawna Greenspan, Vanessa Smythe, Jefferson Brown, Travis Hedland, Amanda Jane Crist, Cynthia Preston
Carrie Writers: Lawrence D. Cohen, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Stephen King
Carrie Director: Kimberly Peirce
Box Office: $28,440,607
Production: Sony Pictures
Language: English
Country: USA