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Orphan

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Orphan

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
123 minutes
Wide Release Date:
07/24/09
performer:
Peter Sarsgaard, Jimmy Bennett, Vera Farmiga, Karel Roden
director:
Jaume Collet-Serra
distributor:
Warner Bros.
author:
David Johnson
genre:
Horror, Drama

We gave it a D+

Starring: Vera Farmiga, Peter Sarsgaard
Directed by: Jaume Collet-Serra
Release date: July 24

In the long-standing cinematic tradition of poor, helpless parents being haunted by demonic children (see also: The Omen and The Exorcist), Farmiga and Sarsgaard play an affluent couple who adopt a young, raven-haired Eastern European girl (Isabelle Fuhrman) into the family. Soon, the sinister child starts to wreak havoc on their idyllic lives. For Sarsgaard, best known for his work in low-budget indies like Garden State and Kinsey, the film marks a return to studio fare such as The Skeleton Key. ”Whenever I do a commercial movie, it always seems to be a horror movie,” he says. ”As a kid, those movies stuck in my head the most.”