The Exorcism of Emily Rose

The Exorcism of Emily Rose

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"Oscar nominees Laura Linney (2000, Best Actress, You Can Count On Me) and Tom Wilkinson (2001, Best Actor, In The Bedroom) delve into the supernatural in this thriller based on a true story that will test your resolve, and ultimately your faith. Emily Rose (Jennifer Carpenter, White Chicks) was an average teenage girl who was the target of terrifying demonic forces that would ultimately shock a town and torment her soul. But was she, as many believed, possessed? In an attempt to clear the clergymen who exorcised Emily, a skeptical attorney (Linney) awakens to the discovery that powerful spiritual forces may actually exist. This harrowing film unfolds like a recurring nightmare form which there is no waking."--Container.
Publisher: Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, c2005
Edition: Special ed
Branch Call Number: DVD EXO
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (122 min.) : 5.1 Dolby digital sd., col. ; 12 cm

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SpaceAngel
Oct 24, 2016

More movie-junk about demon possession. When is this nonsense ever gonna stop? I think that ManMachine's comments below sum up this ditzy movie very well.

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hammer59
Aug 31, 2016

Powerful and moving. I understand that it is human nature to prefer to believe that demonic possession is merely a myth. It is mentioned in the Old Testament of the Holy Bible.

The movie claims to be based on a true story. Thankfully, it lacks the pretensions and shock/awe of 1973's The Exorcist....and for that fact....I think that a viewing by believers would be highly recommended. Well done.

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Bang_On
Jun 01, 2013

From its shaky standpoint of trying to convince me that "demon" possession is, in fact, a reality, this film certainly fell mighty short of reaching its desired objective._____ Whenever a film claims to be "based on a true story", I always take that familiar marketing ploy with a grain of salt while, at the same time, asking myself - Which part of this tale is the part that's supposed to be based on truth?_____ As far as movies about exorcisms and demon possession go, "Emily Rose" brought absolutely nothing new to the table. It was just the rehashing of the same old predictable nonsense that we've all been force-fed for 40 years now, since 1973's The Exorcist._____ I found this particular possession to be actually kinda tame and toned-down, even by standards of horror from 1973. Emily never once used any profanity, nor did she slam the bible, or even sexually abuse herself. Like, was eating bugs and screaming her fool head off the best that she could do?_____ Since performing a standard exorcism consists of reciting "The Lord's Prayer", then, does that mean that anyone who repeats these trite lines as a daily meditation is actually giving themselves an exorcism?

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