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Orphan

Orphan

There's something wrong with Esther.
  • Not as innocent as I look...

A year ago, a young couple's third child was stillborn. The mother went through some trauma, and now seems to have recovered. The couple decide to adopt a child, and settle on a Russian girl who is pretty, charming and talented. However, as she settles in to her new family and school, it becomes apparant that she is not all she appears to be, and has a decidely evil streak... which the parents have trouble coming to terms with, even as their other children are increasingly at risk.


120 minutes, No persons under 16 (Language, Sex, Violence)
Detective/Mystery, Drama, Horror, Thriller.

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Credits
Cast
Vera Farmiga, Peter Sarsgaard, Isabelle Fuhrman, CCH Pounder, Jimmy Bennett, Margo Martindale, Karel Roden, Aryana Engineer
Director
Jaume Collet-Serra
ScreenplayDavid Johnson, Alex Mace
MusicJohn Ottman
CinematographyJeff Cutter
EditingTimothy Alverson
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
SoundtrackNot available
Made in2009
Produced byWarner Bros. Pictures, Dark Castle Entertainment, Appian Way, Studio Babelsberg Motion Pictures, Studio Canal, DCP Orphan Productions, Don Carmody Productions

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FPB Report (SA)
GenreHorror, drama
LanguageStrong, fairly infrequent
NudityBrief sexual nudity — breasts, pubic area in drawing
SexStrong simulated sex and sexual conduct, seduction
ViolenceStrong psychological and physical violence, bloody, fairly graphic and gory
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseBrief use, infrequent, in context
CommentsNone
These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.

ScreenIt Report (USA)
Sex / NudityViolenceBlood / Gore / GrossGuns /
Weapons
Profanity
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Alcohol / DrugsSmokingDisrespectful /
Bad Attitude
Imitative BehaviourFrightening /
Tense Scenes
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Jump ScenesTense Family ScenesMusic (Scary/Tense)Music (Inappropriate)Topics to talk about
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Ratings
Scale (Max)20
South African Media
Cape Argus/The StarWashington post5
Die BurgerPual Boekkooi5
Cape TimesKirk Honeycutt quote icon 10
International Media
Box Office (USA)Pete Hammond quote icon 10
Chicago Sunday TimesRoger Ebert quote icon 18
eye Weekly (Canada)Adam Nayman quote icon 5
ReelViews (USA)James Berardinelli quote icon 8
ScreenIt (USA)C. Fuchs quote icon 8
Metacritic.com25 critics8
RottenTomatoes.com120 critics11
RottenTomatoes.comTomatometer quote icon 11
IMDB4449 Netizens quote icon 14
Average .. 47%9


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