YOU WILL KNOW HER NAME.
Bullied teenage girl Carrie White (Chloë Grace Moretz) discovers that she has telekinetic powers, but her mother (Julianne Moore) believes it is the work of the devil. This remake of the 1976 classic was made by a director who usually doesn’t engage in anonymous projects like this. The script remains a copy of the original, almost scene by scene, without the flair that made De Palma’s work stand out. Moore is intimidating as the mother, but Moretz (who’s an excellent actress) never make us believe in her as a mousy victim of bullies; she’s not the character Sissy Spacek created.
2013-U.S. 100 min. Color. Widescreen. Directed by Kimberly Peirce. Novel: Stephen King. Cast: Julianne Moore (Margaret White), Chloë Grace Moretz (Carrie White), Judy Greer (Ms. Desjardin), Portia Doubleday, Alex Russell, Gabriella Wilde… Ansel Elgort.
Trivia: Jodie Foster was allegedly considered for the role of Margaret. Elgort’s first film.