We gave it a B-
When Sissy Spacek starred as Carrie White, the tormented high schooler who goes psycho(-kinetic) at prom, she was already pushing 30. In the upcoming remake from Boys Don’t Cry director Kimberly Peirce, Carrie is played by 16-year-old Chloë Grace Moretz, an actress much closer to the character’s putative age. ”Sissy was 26,” says Peirce. ”But I believe Chloë’s youth is what makes this story that much better. She often plays these precocious characters, but in reality she is childlike, which works for Carrie.” And as we’ve seen in Let Me In and Kick-Ass, she knows how to play a girl you don’t want to mess with.