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The Uninvited

87 min
Drama | Horror | Mystery | Thriller
IMDB rate:
Charles Guard
2 nominations
Country: USA
Release Date: 2009-01-30
Filming Locations: Bowen Island, British Columbia, Canada
Opening Weekend: $10,325,824 (USA) (1 February 2009)
Gross: $28,573,173 (USA) (29 March 2009)
Elizabeth Banks
Elizabeth Banks
The Uninvited
Emily Browning
Arielle Kebbel
David Strathairn
Maya Massar
Kevin McNulty
Sheriff Emery
Jesse Moss
Dean Paul Gibson
Dr. Silberling
Don S. Davis
Mr. Henson
Lex Burnham
Matthew Bristol
Danny Bristol
Heather Doerksen
Alf Humphreys
Ryan Cowie
Troy Rudolph
John Prowse
C.A. Fraser Bain
Did you know?
In the movie, Anna is meant to be fourteen/fifteen years old. However, Emily Browning was 18 years old at the time of filming.
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'The Uninvited' is a remake of a 2003 Korean Horror film A Tale of Two Sisters (2003) (literally "Rose Flower, Red Lotus") or "A Tale of Two Sisters," starring Su-jeong Lim and Geun-young Moon. It was directed by Jee-Woon Kim.
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The book Anna's father gives her in the car is titled 'The Repose of Sand.' It's also the book she's seen reading later, in bed.
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When Alex and Anna are looking online for information about the Wright children murders, they come across an article which ran in a local paper about the event. The story mentions that the children were apparently "heavilly" (incorrectly spelled) drugged when they were killed.
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When Anna and Rachel are driving into town, you can see the BMW is a manual. Later when Anna is trying to escape from the house in the BMW, you can see it's changed to an automatic.
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Rachel dumps the large cut of meat onto a board with four sharp prongs after she takes it out of the oven; these boards are designed to skewer the meat so that it will be held still while carving and not move or roll around. Despite this, when Anna bumps into the table, the meat simply rolls off the board - which it could not have done on such a board.
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Matt: I love you. And I have a condom.
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Dr. Silberling: We survive by remembering. But sometimes we survive by forgetting.
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Mildred: Welcome home.
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How does the movie end?
Anna steals Rachel's pearl necklace and uses it to convince Sheriff Emery (Kevin McNulty) that Rachel is really Mildred Kemp. He appears to be buying her story but, while she waits in his office, he summons Rachel, who forcibly injects Anna with a narcotic and takes her home. As Rachel is changing Anna into a nightgown, Anna tries to reach for a knife on the bedstand, but Rachel stops her. Just as Anna passes out, she notices Alex sneaking up behind Rachel. Anna later awakens to find the knife gone and a trail of blood leading from the bedroom outside to the trashbox. Opening the trashbox, she is horrified to find Rachel's bloodied body. Alex appears, covered with blood, and confesses that she had to kill Rachel to save them both. Just then, Steven drives up. Anna explains how Rachel tried to kill them and how Alex killed Rachel to save them both. Confused, Steven points out that Alex died in the fire with their mother. A flashback reveals how the fire actually started when Anna, enraged after finding Steven and Rachel making love, filled a watering can with gasoline from a gas tank in the boathouse, intending to burn down the house. Unfortunately, she didn't completely turn off the tank, and some gas spilled on the floor and was ignited when a candle fell on it, causing the explosion and fire that killed both her mother and her sister. She now remembers killing Matt by letting him fall off a cliff, during which he broke his back on the rocks below. She also remembers killing Rachel. As the police take Rachel's body away, Steven reveals that Rachel changed her last name three years ago from Worchinsky to summer in order to escape from an abusive boyfriend. The sheriff wonders why Anna would connect Rachel with the Kemp murders, but Steven has no idea. In the final scene, Anna is back at the mental institution. She is welcomed back by the patient across the hall (Heather Doerksen), who is seen carrying a string of pearls. As the door closes to her room, the nameplate reads 'Mildred Kemp.'
How much sex, violence, and profanity are in this movie?
For detailed information about the amounts and types of (a) sex and nudity, (b) violence and gore, (c) profanity, (d) alcohol, drugs, and smoking, and (e) frightening and intense scenes in this movie, consult the IMDb Parents Guide for this movie. The Parents Guide for The Uninvited can be found here.
What is 'The Uninvited' about?
After spending ten months in a mental hospital following the tragic death of her mother in a house fire, Anna Ivers (Emily Browning) is released from the hospital as 'cured' even though she can't remember what happened that night. She returns home to her sister Alex (Arielle Kebbel) and father Steven (David Strathairn), only to find that her father plans to marry Rachel Summers (Elizabeth Banks), the woman who was her mother's nurse. Haunted by bad dreams, visions of her mother, and the ghosts of three unknown children, Anna and Alex begin to suspect that Rachel is not who she says she is and may, in fact, be the one who killed their mother. All they need now is proof.
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Elizabeth Banks