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Old 09-07-2005, 02:34 AM   #31
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Old 09-07-2005, 04:06 AM   #32
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Old 09-07-2005, 04:25 AM   #33
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Old 09-07-2005, 08:41 AM   #34
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apparently the majority of the movie is set in the court room, and very little actually focuses on the exorcism/horror aspects.
I have no problem with that. Should prove quite interesting, and its something different. With it being based on a true case, I'm glad they're exploring the various aspects.
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Old 09-11-2005, 12:18 AM   #35
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Well we went and saw this today and it started out ok then it just got downright boring very fast. I love demon possession movies and I went in hoping this was going to be really good but instead I actually fell asleep a few times. There have only been 2 other movies I have fell asleep in at the theater that I can remember and this just became #3 (Deadtime Stories and Hellraiser 3 being the other 2).
I don't mind court room drama in movies but damn 2 hours of this just sucks. My wife left the theater saying it was one of the most boring movies she has ever seen and mind you she even bought White Chicks on dvd.
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Old 09-11-2005, 12:32 AM   #36
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Hmmm. I really wanted to love this movie, but I came away just liking it. I say that it is a 3/5 star effort. It was well acted and mostly directed in a not in your face manner that I appreciated. I did in fact love all scenes involving Emily Rose. Those were great. The actress playing her, Jennifer Carpenter, was very good. She broke my heart. Broke.my.heart. I hurt for her and desperately wanted to reach into the movie and save her myself.

I think it ran into trouble in the courtroom part of the story though. I appreciate that they tried to do something different, but maybe they should have tried a bit harder. The scholarly debate seemed to just scratch the surface of the story and all related issues. It was more like giving the technical definition of related terms and less jumping into something more meaty. That was disappointing, and kind of boring. I also wish that there had been more actual drama in the court. It seemed to me that the movie never really investigated the possibility that maybe she was a sick girl and the priest and family did really mess up her care. That would have been interesting. That could have created intellectual conflict. As it was, you were clearly supposed to side with the whole demon thing. That was disappointing, and kind of boring.

As a petty aside, Campbell Scott does not rock a mustache. He is a good actor, but put a mustache on him, and he just looks silly.

This movie made like $11 million on Friday. Since most guessed that it would make 15-18 million for the whole weekend, it is well ahead of expectations.

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Old 09-11-2005, 10:53 AM   #37
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Old 09-11-2005, 11:10 AM   #38
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I just saw this and I really enjoyed it. I didn't find any aspect of this film to be the least boring. It could have been more, of course, but overall it was a lot better than I expected. The actress playing Emily Rose was great and the rest of the cast was good, too. The film even achieved to send a few chills down my spine, especially when
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the lawyer woke up at 3am and noticed her apartment door adjar. Maybe it's just me, but it creeped me out.
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Old 09-11-2005, 05:29 PM   #39
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Old 09-11-2005, 05:49 PM   #40
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Primal Fear 2.
Starring Campbell Scott as Richard Gere, Jennifer Carpenter as Edward Norton, and Laura Linney as herself.

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Old 09-11-2005, 06:13 PM   #41
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I thought the movie was really good. Not perfect, and certainly no The Exorcist (but what is?). As has been pointed out already, the scenes involving Emily Rose worked the best. They had good atmosphere and I liked the fact that they relied more on Jennifer Carpenter's acting and body contortions than special effects (though, they did pop up here and there). The courtroom scenes worked on their own right, I suppose, and I wasn't bored by them like some people but they were definitely the least interesting aspect of the film. Also pointed out already is the fact that the film doesn't take a neutral stance as it's quite clear that co- writer / director Scott Derrickson and co-writer Paul Harris Boardman feel that Emily was truly possessed. All in all, the two parts of the movie don't quite gel (like the underrated The Island) and this is its main downfall. But, I still appreciate what they tried to do and the acting is good to great across the board (gotta love Campbell Scott). I still find it funny that the writers / director of Hellraiser: Inferno were able to make a film that grossed $30 million over opening weekend (double what experts had predicted). Oh well, I liked Hellraiser: Inferno anyway.
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Old 09-11-2005, 08:39 PM   #42
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Yeah, when I heard a lot of it was a courtroom drama I decided this could wait for video...thanks for the headsup.
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Old 09-11-2005, 09:31 PM   #43
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This is one flick that I really do want to try to catch in the theater soon if I can. It sounds like the reaction to it is mixed however.
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Old 09-11-2005, 09:45 PM   #44
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i saw this movie and it was awesome, definately buying it when it comes out.

i really think people think things are boring or things like that because they dont visualize themselves in that situation. thats what makes a horror movie scary if you think you are the person getting chased..you are the person doing the exorcism..otherwise horror is just a movie
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