Carrie was a shy and socially awkward girl, outcast and bullied by everyone. her mother was deeply religious, but always felt that Carrie was a devil child. one day, having her first period, Carrie asked for the other girls for help, thinking that she was bleeding to death. the other girls ridiculed her, one even recorded the event and uploaded the video online. one of the girls, Sue, regretted taking part and asked her boyfriend, Tommy to ask Carrie to the prom. in the meanwhile, Carrie found out that she had telekinesis, an ability to move things with her mind.
the film was adapted from Stephen King's novel of the same name. being a classic and very popular book, we held great expectation for the film. despite the terrifying poster, it was somewhat a relief to find out that the film wasn't exactly a horror. however, seeing how Carrie stood up for herself in the very end, no matter how terrifying it was, was a pleasant experience. having not found a chance to read the book, i found myself enjoying the film despite the seemingly less in depth storyline.
some backgrounds on the movie:
- director: Kimberly Peirce
- released: 2013
- casts: Julianne Moore, Chloë Grace Moretz, Gabriella Wilde, Portia Doubleday, Zoë Belkin, Samantha Weinstein, Karissa Strain
- language: English
- genre: Horror