Rated R · 99 minutes · 2013
If you see this 2013 version of Carrie starring Chloe Grace Moretz in the role that netted original star Sissy Spacek an Oscar nomination, you’ll probably walk away feeling it has more in common with De Palma’s 1976 film than King’s first, sloppy novel. While Moretz gives it her best shot, and Julianne Moore is delightfully nasty as Carrie’s crazed mother, director Kimberly Peirce (Boys Don’t Cry) provides very little reason for remaking the movie. And don’t go to the film hoping for a faithful retelling of King’s novel because, other than a few plot elements thrown back in that were excised from the original film, this is a straight-up remake of the De Palma movie. While some of the supporting cast is OK, the presence of Nancy Allen and John Travolta is sorely missed. The Black Prom, a sequence so terrifying in the original film, is reduced to a glossy, silly mess in this version. Don’t waste your time.
Official Site: www.carrie-movie.com
Director: Kimberly Peirce
Producer: Kevin Misher
Cast: Chloë Moretz, Julianne Moore, Judy Greer, Portia Doubleday, Alex Russell, Gabriella Wilde, Ansel Elgort, Barry Shabaka Henley, Karissa Strain, Samantha Weinstein, Katie Strain, Demetrius Joyette, Arlene Mazerolle, Evan Gilchrist, Jefferson Brown and Cynthia Preston




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