Sunday, October 16, 2011

The Exorcism of Emily Rose

Director: Scott Derrickson

Rated: Not Rated

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment: December 20, 2005

121 Minutes
From IMDb:
A lawyer takes on a negligent homicide case involving a priest who performed an exorcism on a young girl.

I have reviewed a lot of movies lately that are based off of the person who inspired this movie. So, I thought that maybe I should come on here and write a review for it! I love this movie. I think it's the whole ghost and exorcism thing...I'm not really sure what one thing makes me love it but there is a lot to really like about this movie. First thing, overall creepiness. I mean, I'd be pretty f-ing freaked out if I woke up every night at the same time and my door was wide open....really? lol. And then to find out that the movie is based off of factual events, awesome! haha. Second, the acting. I love Jennifer Carpenter. She is one of my favorite actresses for many good reasons. Jennifer Carpenter's performance in 'The Exorcism of Emily Rose' is so powerful! I mean, wow! It's almost too good.

So the movie is about this catholic girl named Emily. She wins some scholarship to go away to school and while there she becomes possessed. The whole story is actually the retelling through the court case. And the whole focal point is what happens with Father Moore and Erin, the lawyer. There are a lot of awesome actors/actresses in this move like Laura Linney who plays Erin Bruner, the lawyer and, like I said earlier, Jennifer Carpenter.

This movie is fantastic! I love it! I've never actually heard anyone else's opinion about it so I'm interested in what everyone else thought of it. If you haven't seen it yet, then please do! It's amazing and you'll be happy you did! Just throw it into your list of movies to watch for your Halloween Countdown!! October is horror movie month for me, it's all I watch ha ha.

My Rating: 5/5


  1. Good review. That movie was thick with atmosphere, but what I liked most is they didn't force the viewer one way or the other--they left it up to believers and skeptics to both walk away with satisfaction.

  2. This movie was indeed fantastic and I totally agree with you about Jennifer Carpenter's performance...amazing!!! The possession scene in the barn was the absolute best possession I've ever seen in a film!

  3. The first time I watched The Exorcism of Emily Rose, I felt a bit paranoid afterwards, especially when our clock hits 3:00 AM! Anyway, the lawyer in this movie did everything he could to prove to the world that what Emily Rose had gone through was true. He was a very strong person to have handled Emily Rose's case in court. I definitely salute him for that.

    Alecia Longsworth