Chloë Grace Moretz and Academy Award® nominee Julianne Moore* star in this exhilarating reimagining of Stephen King’s iconic best seller. After merciless taunting from classmates and abuse at the hand of her religious fanatic mother (Moore), Carrie’s (Mortez) anger – and her telekinetic powers – are unleashed. And when a prom prank goes horribly wrong, events spiral out of control until the terrifying conclusion of this powerful, pulse-quickening horror story.
*Actress: 2002, Far From Heaven; 1999, The End of the Affair. Supporting Actress: 2002, The Hours; 1997, Boogie Nights.
**Telekinetic Coffee Shop Surprise
Cast & Crew
Chloe Moretz is unnervingly talented, but Carrie is not a role she was born to play. She hasn't a victim's bone in her body and fluffs the early scenes.
It is a timeless thing for all of us, the ritual of high-school expectation and heartache. Once again, as it did nearly 40 years ago, Carrie turns it into an experience of biblical proportions.
The movie is very good, both as a first-order viewing experience and as a contemporary gloss on Brian De Palma's classic 1976 adaptation of Stephen King's novel.
Peirce is gifted, but she lacks the ability of directors like DePalma to transform schlock into something deeply personal.
Moore is terrifying as a guilt-addled true believer, and Moretz caresses her role when she gets the chance. And the hot topics do indeed remain hot.
She blows stuff up real good, in a way that would make the devil - or Bruce Willis - proud.
What's scariest about Carrie in 2013 isn't that this wounded teenage girl has the power to kill -- it's that there are thousands of girls like her with no power at all.