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Orphan (Collet-Serra, 2009) — Farmiga & Sarsgaard in adoption horror-thriller


HD Trailer | IMDB | 24 July 09

The tragic loss of their unborn child has devastated Kate and John, taking a toll on both their marriage and Kate’s fragile psyche as she is plagued by nightmares and haunted by demons from her past. Struggling to regain some semblance of normalcy in their lives, the couple decides to adopt another child. At the local orphanage, both John and Kate find themselves strangely drawn to a young girl named Esther. Almost as soon as they welcome Esther into their home, however, an alarming series of events begins to unfold, leading Kate to believe that there’s something wrong with Esther-this seemingly angelic little girl is not what she appears to be. Concerned for the safety of her family, Kate tries to get John and others to see past Esther’s sweet facade. But her warnings go unheeded until it may be too late…for everyone.

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As adoption-horror movies go, this one seems to be pretty good.
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Re: Orphan (Collet-Serra, 2009) — Farmiga & Sarsgaard in adoption horror-thriller

looks like a rip-off of Problem Child
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Re: Orphan (Collet-Serra, 2009) — Farmiga & Sarsgaard in adoption horror-thriller

Well that was a fast remake of The Good Son.
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Re: Orphan (Collet-Serra, 2009) — Farmiga & Sarsgaard in adoption horror-thriller

This looks like a mounted turd. That trailer was positively horrid and laughable at the same time.
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Re: Orphan (Collet-Serra, 2009) — Farmiga & Sarsgaard in adoption horror-thriller

Originally Posted by JumpCutz
This looks like a mounted turd. That trailer was positively horrid and laughable at the same time.
It kind of reminded me of that Simpsons episode with The Re-Deadening.
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Re: Orphan (Collet-Serra, 2009) — Farmiga & Sarsgaard in adoption horror-thriller

...

Didn't I just see this?

Oh, yeah. That was Joshua.
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Re: Orphan (Collet-Serra, 2009) — Farmiga & Sarsgaard in adoption horror-thriller

^Yeah, which sucked balls too. Vera Farmiga needs a new agent ASAP.
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Re: Orphan (Collet-Serra, 2009) — Farmiga & Sarsgaard in adoption horror-thriller

Originally Posted by RoyalTea
looks like a rip-off of Problem Child
Or Clifford, for that matter.

Saw the trailer for this before Drag Me to Hell and The Hangover, and yes, it looks awful. Peter Sarsgaard goes from Garden State, Jarhead and Kinsey to this? Ugh. And I thought Vera Farmiga would start getting higher-profile roles after The Departed, apparently not. It also doesn't help that the girl looks like the girl from the Pepsi commercials from the late 90's and early on this decade.
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Re: Orphan (Collet-Serra, 2009) — Farmiga & Sarsgaard in adoption horror-thriller

That's a pretty creepy poster though. I'll give it a shot and keep my expectations in check.
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Re: Orphan (Collet-Serra, 2009) — Farmiga & Sarsgaard in adoption horror-thriller

The trailer looks completely awful.
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Re: Orphan (Collet-Serra, 2009) — Farmiga & Sarsgaard in adoption horror-thriller

Originally Posted by The Bus

HD Trailer | IMDB | 24 July 09

The tragic loss of their unborn child has devastated Kate and John, taking a toll on both their marriage and Kate’s fragile psyche as she is plagued by nightmares and haunted by demons from her past. Struggling to regain some semblance of normalcy in their lives, the couple decides to adopt another child. At the local orphanage, both John and Kate find themselves strangely drawn to a young girl named Esther. Almost as soon as they welcome Esther into their home, however, an alarming series of events begins to unfold, leading Kate to believe that there’s something wrong with Esther-this seemingly angelic little girl is not what she appears to be. Concerned for the safety of her family, Kate tries to get John and others to see past Esther’s sweet facade. But her warnings go unheeded until it may be too late…for everyone.

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As adoption-horror movies go, this one seems to be pretty good.
Interesting that the parents are named John and Kate.

Speaking of which, I'd love to see a horror film based on that reality show. Or can anyone who's actually seen it tell me whether it already is a horror show?
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Re: Orphan (Collet-Serra, 2009) — Farmiga & Sarsgaard in adoption horror-thriller

If a woman being a total bitch to her whipped husband is horror, sure why not. It's like Ed Helms and Rachel Harris in The Hangover.

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Re: Orphan (Collet-Serra, 2009) — Farmiga & Sarsgaard in adoption horror-thriller

So I have seen the trailer for this both times I've seen The Hangover. I'll never see it but the trailer says
Spoiler:
you'll never guess her secret
so now I want to know. Someone just post it so I can move on.
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Re: Orphan (Collet-Serra, 2009) — Farmiga & Sarsgaard in adoption horror-thriller

Originally Posted by Trelach24
So I have seen the trailer for this both times I've seen The Hangover. I'll never see it but the trailer says
Spoiler:
you'll never guess her secret
so now I want to know. Someone just post it so I can move on.
Here you go. I have the screenplay.
Spoiler:
Esther is actually a 32-year-old woman with proportional dwarfism, who was abused as a child and ended up with a sick psychosexual complex. She worked as a prostitute to take advantage of rich pedophiles, but upon being arrested, she kept up the charade so that she was sent to an orphanage. She was adopted and when her new "father" spurned her sexual advances, she burned the family alive in their house. So the movie's events have her being adopted by a new family after she escapes from a mental hospital, and she proceeds to kill off any competition she has for her new "father"'s affections. After once again getting the brush-off, she kills him (she's already killed her "brother") and tries to kill her "sister", but her "mother" manages to save her daughter and shoots Esther.

♫ That's the story of, that's the glory of love... ♫

So now you know.

And knowing is half the battle.
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Re: Orphan (Collet-Serra, 2009) — Farmiga & Sarsgaard in adoption horror-thriller

Originally Posted by DonnachaOne
Here you go. I have the screenplay.
Spoiler:
Esther is actually a 32-year-old woman with proportional dwarfism, who was abused as a child and ended up with a sick psychosexual complex. She worked as a prostitute to take advantage of rich pedophiles, but upon being arrested, she kept up the charade so that she was sent to an orphanage. She was adopted and when her new "father" spurned her sexual advances, she burned the family alive in their house. So the movie's events have her being adopted by a new family after she escapes from a mental hospital, and she proceeds to kill off any competition she has for her new "father"'s affections. After once again getting the brush-off, she kills him (she's already killed her "brother") and tries to kill her "sister", but her "mother" manages to save her daughter and shoots Esther.

♫ That's the story of, that's the glory of love... ♫

So now you know.
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Re: Orphan (Collet-Serra, 2009) — Farmiga & Sarsgaard in adoption horror-thriller

Seriously? That's goofy as hell. Who writes this crap?
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Re: Orphan (Collet-Serra, 2009) — Farmiga & Sarsgaard in adoption horror-thriller

^ apparently no one who has an ounce of originality.
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Re: Orphan (Collet-Serra, 2009) — Farmiga & Sarsgaard in adoption horror-thriller

That synopsis is hilarious - how the fuck did this movie get made?
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Re: Orphan (Collet-Serra, 2009) — Farmiga & Sarsgaard in adoption horror-thriller

Originally Posted by Giles
^ apparently no one who has an ounce of originality.
Oh come now, it's certainly original! What else did you see THAT in?
Note, original does not necessarily mean good...
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Re: Orphan (Collet-Serra, 2009) — Farmiga & Sarsgaard in adoption horror-thriller

Originally Posted by DonnachaOne
Here you go. I have the screenplay.
Spoiler:
Esther is actually a 32-year-old woman with proportional dwarfism, who was abused as a child and ended up with a sick psychosexual complex. She worked as a prostitute to take advantage of rich pedophiles, but upon being arrested, she kept up the charade so that she was sent to an orphanage. She was adopted and when her new "father" spurned her sexual advances, she burned the family alive in their house. So the movie's events have her being adopted by a new family after she escapes from a mental hospital, and she proceeds to kill off any competition she has for her new "father"'s affections. After once again getting the brush-off, she kills him (she's already killed her "brother") and tries to kill her "sister", but her "mother" manages to save her daughter and shoots Esther.

♫ That's the story of, that's the glory of love... ♫

So now you know.

And knowing is half the battle.
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Re: Orphan (Collet-Serra, 2009) — Farmiga & Sarsgaard in adoption horror-thriller

LMAO. So worth it. Thanks.
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Re: Orphan (Collet-Serra, 2009) — Farmiga & Sarsgaard in adoption horror-thriller

Apparently early ads had adoption groups up in arms. They had a slogan like "You can never love an adopted child as much as your own" They pulled the ads after the complaints.
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Re: Orphan (Collet-Serra, 2009) — Farmiga & Sarsgaard in adoption horror-thriller

They should have replaced it with "You'll never hate a movie as much as this one."
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The tragic loss of their unborn child has devastated Kate and John, taking a toll on both their marriage and Kate's fragile psyche as she is plagued by nightmares and haunted by demons from her past. Struggling to regain some semblance of normalcy in their lives, the couple decides to adopt another child. At the local orphanage, both John and Kate find themselves strangely drawn to a young girl named Esther. Almost as soon as they welcome Esther into their home, however, an alarming series of events begins to unfold, leading Kate to believe that there's something wrong with Esther--this seemingly angelic little girl is not what she appears to be. Concerned for the safety of her family, Kate tries to get John and others to see past Esther's sweet facade. But her warnings go unheeded until it may be too late-for everyone.
I was able to see a free screening last night, it didn't seem like typical summer fare. It was much better than I thought it would be, pretty freaky flick with a lot of WTF moments, but I don't want to give anything away about it. Anyone else planning to see it this weekend. Its been causing quite a bit of controversy giving a negative image of the adoption community.

http://www.parentdish.com/2009/07/21...ive-parents%2F

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I really want to see this, but I was thinking it would be bad. Good to know you thought it was good, I will definitely have to check it out!

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