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Orphan

100% Like of 4 Total Votes
Release Date: July 24, 2009
Starring CCH Pounder, Karel Roden, Vera Farmiga, Rosemary Dunsmore
Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra
4 votes, 5 / 5 avg. rating (100% score) An outwardly angelic little girl displays an unforeseen devilish streak upon moving into the home of her new adoptive parents in this shocker starring Peter Sarsgaard and Vera Farmiga. In the aftermath of a miscarriage, prospective parents Kate (Farmiga) and John (Sarsgaard) find their lives turned upside down; their marriage is falling apart, and the demons of Kate's past begin manifesting themselves in a series of horrifying nightmares. Deciding that the best means of achieving some semblance of normalcy is to simply adopt, the dejected couple visits a local orphanage. There, they are both drawn to a nine-year-old girl named Esther. But Esther isn't as sweet as first impressions suggest, and almost immediately after welcoming the young child into their home, Kate and John suspect that something is terribly wrong with their adoptive daughter. Kate can see right through Esther's seraphic charm, though her attempts to convince everyone else of the truth go unheeded by her skeptical family and friends. By the time anyone bothers to take Kate seriously, it may be too late to prevent a devastating tragedy from unfolding.

Synopsis:

A husband and wife who recently lost their baby adopt a 9-year-old girl who is not nearly as innocent as she claims to be.
Cast CCH Pounder, Karel Roden, Vera Farmiga, Rosemary Dunsmore, Isabelle Fuhrman, Peter Sarsgaard, Jimmy Bennett, Margo Martindale, Aryana Engineer, Lorry Ayers, Matthew Raudsepp, Sugith Varughese, Luis Olivia, Ferelith Young, Andrew Shaver, Zack Kifell, Jamie Young, Brendan Wall, Genelle Williams, Mustafa Abdelkarim, Landon Norris, Julien Elia, Leni Parker, Gemma James Smith, Pia Ajango
Directors Jaume Collet-Serra
Genres Thriller, Mystery
Year 2009
Runtime 123
MPAA Rating R
Nominations 6
Writers David Johnson, Alex Mace
Producers Aaron Auch, David Barrett, Don Carmody, Leonardo DiCaprio, Susan Downey, Ethan Erwin, Stacey Fields, Christoph Fisser, Michael Ireland, Jennifer Davisson Killoran, Sarah Meyer, Richard Mirisch, Henning Molfenter, Erik Olsen, Steve Richards, Joel Silver, Charlie Woebcken
Musicians John Ottman
Cinematographers Jeff Cutter
Editors Timothy Alverson

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