Carrie (2002)

2002 • 132 minutes
79 reviews
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Everyone has a breaking point. Pray that Carrie White doesn't reach hers. Angela Bettis (Girl, Interrupted) stars in this bone-chilling update of Stephen King's legendary tale of horror and retribution, featuring eye-popping special effects and a shocking, all-new twist ending! Carrie White (Bettis) is a lonely, awkward teenage girl who just doesn't fit in. At school, she endures her classmates' constant ridicule, and at home she suffers endless psychological torture at the hands of her fanatically religious mother (Patricia Clarkson, "Six Feet Under"). But Carrie has a secret. She's been cursed with the terrifying power of telekinesis. And when her tormentors commit an act of unforgivably cruel humiliation at the prom, they'll soon learn a deadly lesson: If you mess with fire, you will get burned!
79 reviews
A Google user
August 22, 2017
I love this one mainly because of how accurate it is to the novel. A lot of stuff was added into this adaption like the book had and that's the biggest reason I liked it. As for the filming technique I did not looked like half found footage and half regular movie. The camera was shaky and the picture looked documentary like. And the graphics were CGI-ed to death. I mean I know it's made for TV and all but come on now. The acting was mediocre, at times I thoughts most of the actors were over the top. But Angela Bettis was great, she played a good Carrie and was totally believable. This film is good and bad but worth a watch if you're a big Carrie fan like me.
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Jayme Reynolds
October 30, 2016
This was the first rendition of Stephen King's Carrie I ever saw, late at night, when I was about eight when I was supposed to be asleep and my personal favourite although I can understand the originals praise. I went through some very similar trails as Carrie does in school so I really connected to the story. I too was an outcast, considered the lowest of the low. Except I never had her powers or got that awful prank. I did find it interesting that the boyfriend was the aggressor unlike the original.
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Stephen Jacewicz
September 5, 2020
This adapation delivers in strange, good ways. It adds more from the book, has a good prom attack scene, but also has the strangest visual effects. The performance of Angela Bettis is really good and very human, you can feel her in this. The ending well that's a suprise! So it's a rather odd but decent adapation.
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