The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005)

PG-13   |    |  Drama, Horror, Thriller


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A lawyer takes on a negligent homicide case involving a priest who performed an exorcism on a young girl.


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9 September 2005 | cdelacroix1
8
| Wonderful ... What's Not to Like?
I just saw this movie today and thought it was wonderful.

The acting was excellent, from one end to the other. The scenes, the flashbacks, the drama, the horror, the faith vs doubt theme ... all were entwined in a back-and-forth web that maintained constant focus on the strongest feature of all: the Story itself.

And what a Story! I won't give it away except to say that the plots and subplots and intrigue and characterizations were all woven together to spin a simply riveting, terrifying, provocative, endearing, challenging Story.

I really liked the multiple depictions of What Happens and How the Characters React. You see Something Happen; and then feel Fear; and then watch the Face of the Character on hand experience Fear; and then perhaps the order is slightly changed: you see the Face of the Character experience Fear as the Character gazes in terror over the viewer's shoulder. Then you see What the Character is looking at. And experience Fear.

I also really liked the legal conflict ... and the way the Story honored both sides. There's no doubt, ever, where our sympathies lie: with the Laura Linney character. Yet, the prosecutor is not at all a "straw man." He is give a great opening, and is effective and believable throughout. This enhanced greatly the Doubt vs Faith conflict that reinforced the Story throughout.

And through all this, the Priest's insistence that the Story should be told, is what really drove the action above all. This gave a feeling of authenticity to the Story that both made it appealing, and frightening.

A wonderful, wonderful, movie ... !

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Release Date:

9 September 2005

Language

English, Syriac, German, Greek, Hebrew, Latin, Aramaic


Country of Origin

USA

Filming Locations

Biola University, 13800 Biola Ave, La Mirada, California, USA

Box Office

Budget:

$19,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$30,054,300 11 September 2005

Gross USA:

$75,072,454

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$145,166,804

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