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Orphan

Theatrical poster
Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra
Produced by Joel Silver
Susan Downey
Leonardo DiCaprio
Jennifer Davisson Killoran
Written by Story:
Alex Mace
Screenplay:
David Leslie Johnson
Starring Vera Farmiga
Peter Sarsgaard
Jimmy Bennett
Isabelle Fuhrman
Aryana Engineer
CCH Pounder
Music by John Ottman
Cinematography Jeff Cutter
Editing by Timothy Alverson
Studio Dark Castle Entertainment
Appian Way Productions
Distributed by USA/International:
Warner Bros.
UK/Ireland:
Optimum Releasing
Release date(s) July 24, 2009 (2009-07-24)
Running time 123 min.
Country United States
Language English
Gross revenue $76,699,632  [1]
.Orphan is a 2009 American horror film directed by Jaume Collet-Serra, starring Academy Award-nominee Vera Farmiga and Golden Globe-nominee Peter Sarsgaard and introducing Isabelle Fuhrman along side long time child actor Jimmy Bennett .^ Vera Farmiga and Peter Sarsgaard are what help elevate the film’s quality.
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^ Peter Sarsgaard and Vera Famiga appear in a scene from "Orphan."

^ (WARNER BROS) Isabelle Fuhrman stalks Aryana Engineer in "Orphan" Make a movie, annoy an interest group.
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.The film centers on a couple who, after the death of their unborn child, adopt a mysterious 9-year old girl.^ Film Review: This 'Orphan' Is a Cynical, Shameful Failure It's hard to know where -- and with whom -- to begin when assessing the depraved, worthless piece of filth that is "Orphan," a high-gloss horror show about a well-meaning couple who bring home a 9-year-old girl to join their family, only to discover, way too late, that she's a homicidal psychopath.
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^ Such an opening, so raw before the scary little orphan ever arrives, sets a psychologically dark tone for the film- a bold move when a nine-year-old Russian girl will soon be killing people.
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^ And this is a pity; the child star, Isabelle Fuhrman, is excellent as the troubled 9-year-old Esther.
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.Orphan was produced by Joel Silver and Susan Downey of Dark Castle Entertainment and Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson Killoran of Appian Way Productions.^ DiCaprio Produces an Orphan .
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^ 'Riding Hood' gets Gothic twist Leonardo DiCaprio's Appian Way banner is developing a Gothic reimagining of "Little Red Riding Hood" with screenwriter David Leslie Johnson.
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^ Jaume Collet-Serra, who helmed Dark Castle's latest production, "Orphan," is directing; Joel Silver is producing.
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[2] The film was released theatrically in the United States on July 24, 2009.[3]

Contents

Plot

.Kate Coleman (Vera Farmiga) and John Coleman (Peter Sarsgaard) are experiencing strains in their marriage after Kate's third child was stillborn.^ Vera Farmiga and Peter Sarsgaard are what help elevate the film’s quality.
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^ Vera Farmiga and Peter Sarsgaard star respectively as Kate and John Coleman, a loving couple with a "Guitar Hero"-loving son, Daniel (Jimmy Bennett) and a barely-six-years-old deaf daughter Maxine (Aryana Engineer, armed with a smile that could melt ice).

^ We quickly learn that this bad dream is based on Kate’s reality; she and her husband John (Peter Sarsgaard) have been trying and failing to have a third child, and are going the adoption route instead.
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.The loss is particularly hard on Kate, who is still recovering from a drinking habit that cost her her job.^ The recovering-addict Kate is not the only one who has failed in her responsibilities as a wife and mother.

.They adopt Esther (Isabelle Fuhrman), a 9-year-old Russian girl, from the local orphanage.^ And this is a pity; the child star, Isabelle Fuhrman, is excellent as the troubled 9-year-old Esther.
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^ Rather than simply dumping a disruptive child into the heart of a happy family, it shows how grieving ex-alcoholic Kate ( Vera Farmiga ) and her architect husband John (Peter Saarsgard) – whose third child was stillborn – introduce a nine-year-old Russian orphan, Esther ( Isabelle Fuhrman , right), into their nest.
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^ They find just who they’re looking for at a Catholic orphanage, where John strikes up a quick rapport with Esther (Isabelle Fuhrman), a Russian immigrant with prodigious talents as a painter, a battered Bible under her arm, and a penchant for singing “Glory of Love”.

.While Kate and John's deaf-mute daughter Max (Aryana Engineer) embraces Esther almost immediately, their son Daniel (Jimmy Bennett) is less welcoming.^ John and Kate Coleman (Peter Sarsgaard and Farmiga) have two children, Daniel (Jimmy Bennett) and Max (Aryana Engineer); Max is deaf.

^ Aryana Engineer in her screen debut as the deaf little sister Max is adorable and almost steals the show in every scene.
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^ Vera Farmiga and Peter Sarsgaard star respectively as Kate and John Coleman, a loving couple with a "Guitar Hero"-loving son, Daniel (Jimmy Bennett) and a barely-six-years-old deaf daughter Maxine (Aryana Engineer, armed with a smile that could melt ice).

.Kate grows suspicious when Esther expresses far more knowledge of sex than would be expected for a child her age.^ While John remains convinced of Esther’s innocence, Kate becomes ever more suspicious and the two younger kids, now threatened at knifepoint by their new sister, begin to believe they are living with a member of the junior Russian mafia.
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^ My knowledge base is more recent than that.
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^ At the end, Kate tells him that she’s tired of connecting the dots for him; she had more patience than the average person.
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.She is further alarmed when Sister Abigail (C. C. H. Pounder), the head of the orphanage, warns her and John about Esther's tendency to be around when things go wrong.^ Trouble has a way of finding her, Sister Abigail (CCH Pounder), who runs the school for girls, tells the Colemans.

^ The Colemans welcome Esther into their home, and right from the start, things don’t go according to plan.

^ Upon entering the orphanage, John hears singing which lures him into the company of Esther.
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Esther overhears this and later kills Sister Abigail by bludgeoning her with hammer. She convinces Max to help her get rid of the body and they hide the weapon in the treehouse, which Daniel witnesses. .Later, Esther threatens to cut off Daniel's genitals if he tells anyone what he saw.^ Esther attempts to kill both of her siblings on several occasions, threatens to castrate the brother ("I'll cut your ...
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^ A child is threatened to stay quiet or his “pr_ck” will be cut off before he knew what it was for.
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.Kate is told by the orphanage that they cannot find any record of the Russian orphanage Esther came from.^ 'Orphan': 'Orphan' has an envelope-pushing twist: PHOTO Midway through the loopy horror yarn Orphan , the adoptive parents of little 9-year-old Esther are told that "trouble has a way of finding" their little Russian moppet.
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.Later, Esther breaks her own arm in John's vice and convinces John that Kate broke it in the scuffle from earlier.^ While John remains convinced of Esther’s innocence, Kate becomes ever more suspicious and the two younger kids, now threatened at knifepoint by their new sister, begin to believe they are living with a member of the junior Russian mafia.
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^ Over and over, Kate expresses her concerns about Esther, and John remains oblivious.
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On Esther's first day back at school, she slips Kate's SUV into neutral, nearly killing Max. Badly shaken, Kate buys two bottles of wine, but at the last minute pours one of them down the drain and leaves the other full. .Kate learns that Esther was housed at a mental institution in Estonia called the Saarne Institute, but John thinks that Kate is relapsing into her drinking habit.^ In fact, everyone in the household has some sort of weak spot for Esther to exploit: John once had an affair and Kate struggled with a drinking problem that almost led to a tragedy involving Max.
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^ Not realizing they’re characters in a horror film, Kate and John ignore these obvious warning signs that all is not right with Esther, and decide to bring her into their home.
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After John produces the other bottle Kate bought the night before, he threatens to leave her unless she gets help.
Daniel decides to get the hammer used to kill sister Abigail and go to the police. .Esther sets the treehouse on fire but Daniel falls out of the trees, and gets a severe neck injury.^ Once they bring her home, however, Esther has her own mysterious agenda and sets out to hurt, co-opt and punish The Colemans.
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Esther tries to finish him off but Max shoves her out of the way just in time. .Esther again unsuccessfully tries to kill Daniel at the hospital by unhooking his respirator, but doctors rush into the room and save him.^ Upon entering the orphanage, John hears singing which lures him into the company of Esther.
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^ Jackson Anesthetic in Operating Rooms: Killed Him?
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.Kate, knowing what happened, furiously slaps Esther and knocks her down and is is immediately subdued and sedated by doctors.^ Once Kate joins them, the connection is immediate, with Esther seeming far wiser than her nine years.
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.That night, Esther tries to seduce John, who finally realizes Kate was telling the truth all along and threatens to call the orphanage.^ Part of the twist is that Esther tries to seduce John.
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^ We quickly learn that this bad dream is based on Kate’s reality; she and her husband John (Peter Sarsgaard) have been trying and failing to have a third child, and are going the adoption route instead.
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^ Upon entering the orphanage, John hears singing which lures him into the company of Esther.
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Esther, angry and hurt at being spurned, ransacks her room and stabs John. Max sees this and hides in her laundry hamper. As Kate is coming out of sedation, she gets a call from the Saarne Institute's director, Dr. Värava (Karel Roden), who reveals that Esther is actually a 33-year-old woman named Leena Klammer. She has hypopituitarism, a disorder that stunted her physical growth, and has spent most of her life posing as a little girl. The doctor tells Kate that Leena is dangerously psychopathic. Kate rushes home, only to find John has been stabbed. Leena shoots Kate in the arm before she goes to search for Max.
Kate follows Leena outside to a frozen pond where they struggle and Max watches from a hill above the pond. She maneuvers herself to grab the gun that was dropped during the chase. When she tries to shoot Leena, Max misfires and shoots the ice instead, causing Kate and Leena fall in. Kate crawls out of the hole, followed by Leena, who begs for her life while hiding a knife behind her back. .Kate kicks Leena in the face, breaking her face and and sending her back into the pond.^ After Jessica’s death, Kate becomes an alcoholic and almost loses her other daughter Max when she falls into the pond.
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Max and Kate leave.

Production

The real life Alma College in St. Thomas, Ontario, which served as the Saarne Institute in the movie.
The film was shot in Canada, in the cities of Toronto, Port Hope and Montreal.[2]

Release

Controversy

The film's content, depicting a murderous adopted person, was not well received by the adoption community.[4] .The controversy caused filmmakers to change a line in one of their trailers from "It must be difficult to love an adopted child as much as your own," to "I don’t think Mommy likes me very much."^ A mother of two adopted children had been horrified that promotional trailers for the movie were accompanied by a voice-over which ominously stated: "It must be difficult to love an adopted child as much as your own."
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^ In any case I still don't think you've made your point, and are misreading mine.
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^ I don't know, I guess the theory (based solely on the trailer) was panic that people everywhere would see that adopting an older child comes with risks, and therefore these kids would be even harder to place.
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[5] Melissa Fay Greene of The Daily Beast commented:
"The movie Orphan comes directly from this unexamined place in popular culture. Esther’s shadowy past includes Eastern Europe (small country named Estonia); she appears normal and sweet, but quickly turns violent and cruel, especially toward her mother. These are clichés. This is the baggage with which we saddle abandoned, orphaned, or disabled children given a fresh start at family life."[6]

Reception

.Critical reaction to Orphan has been mixed, with the film earning a rating of 55% (43% among the Top Critics) on Rotten Tomatoes,[7] where the consensus is: "While it has moments of dark humor and the requisite scares, Orphan fails to build on its interesting premise and degenerates into a formulaic, sleazy horror/thriller". It also earned a 42 out of 100 on Metacritic.^ Adoption Groups To Protest Orphan: PHOTO Will Orphan, the horror movie that opens this week, instill a terror of adopting a child into the hearts and minds of potential adoption families?
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^ Problem child: PHOTO HOLLYWOOD • Warner Brothers knew it had a potential problem with Orphan several weeks ago when Facebook entered the debate over its new horror thriller.
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^ New psycho thriller Orphan Jaume Collet-Serra is set to scare audiences again with his horror movie 'Orphan'.
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[8] Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times gave Orphan 3½ stars out of 4, writing: "You want a good horror film about a child from hell, you got one."[9] Mick LaSalle of the San Francisco Chronicle also gave a positive review, saying: "Orphan provides everything you might expect in a psycho-child thriller, but with such excess and exuberance that it still has the power to surprise."[10]
Todd McCarthy, of Variety, was less impressed, writing: "Teasingly enjoyable rubbish through the first hour, Orphan becomes genuine trash during its protracted second half."[11] Manohla Dargis of The New York Times wrote, "Actors have to eat like the rest of us, if evidently not as much, but you still have to wonder how the independent film mainstays Vera Farmiga and Peter Sarsgaard ended up wading through Orphan and, for the most part, not laughing."[12] Owen Gleiberman of Entertainment Weekly gave the film a D+ score, saying, "Orphan isn't scary — it's garish and plodding."[13]
.Openly (and at times vehemently) negative reviews are abundant: from "galling, distasteful trash" (Eric D. Snider)[14] to "old-fashioned and trashy horror flick" (Emanuel Levy)[15] and "relentlessly bad", albeit "entertaining" (Rob Vaux).^ Sadly, the over-promoted horror flick Orphan bombed big time this weekend, with the scary movie...
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[16] .According to Dennis Schwartz of Ozus' World Movie Reviews, "The problem with Orphan isn't merely that the film is idiotic--it's that it's also sleazy, formulaic and repellant."^ Orphan” movie that’s set to release this Friday July 24,2009 has stirred up a frenzy among America’s adoption community,according to reports.
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^ Movie Reviews: Orphan: PHOTO Orphan movie boosted by weather Orphan hits cinemas An interview with the makers of Orphan This 'Orphan' Is a Shameful Failure .
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[17] And according to Keith Phipps from The A.V. Club, "If director Jaume Collet-Serra set out to make a parody of horror-film clichés, he succeeded brilliantly."[18]
.Although the film received mixed reviews, Isabelle Fuhrman's performance was acclaimed and positively received.^ See recent Studio Briefing - Film News news Horror films rarely are screened for critics -- let alone get positive reviews from them.
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^ Usually child actors are painful to watch, but 12- year-old Isabelle Fuhrman gives a terrifying performance that is worthy of praise.
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Emanuel Levy said of Fuhrman "acquites herself with a strong performance, affecting a rather convincing Russian accent and executing sheer evil with an admirable degree of calm and earnestness."[15] .Todd McCarthy proclaims that Fuhrman (as well as Bennett and Engineer) is terrific and that she "makes Esther calmly beyond reproach even when faced with monumental evidence against her, and has the requisite great evil eye."^ (WARNER BROS) Isabelle Fuhrman stalks Aryana Engineer in "Orphan" Make a movie, annoy an interest group.
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[11] Mick LaSalle continues in that Fuhrman "steals the show" and that she "injects nuance into this portrayal, as well as an arch spirit."[10] And as said by Roger Ebert, she "is not going to be convincing as a nice child for a long, long time."[9]
.The film was the #4 film at the box office for its opening weekend, making $12.77 million total, behind G-Force, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and The Ugly Truth respectively.^ Harry Potter/Half-Blood Prince (WBr) $9.5M today & probably $30M weekend.
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^ Box Office Guru Preview: Ugly Truth and G-Force Battle Potter: PHOTO As Harry Potter inches closer to graduating wizard school, the box office prince will face three new releases opening on Friday each targeting its own specific audience.
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^ Disney and Jerry Bruckheimer 's 3-D animated G-Force is projected to earn over $30 million during its opening weekend, securing the PG film the #1 spot.
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As of September 9, 2009 the film has grossed a total of $53,243,687.[19]

Awards and nominations

Award Year Category Result Cast/Crew
Teen Choice Awards 2009 Choice Summer Movie: Drama Nominated

Home media

.Orphan was released on DVD and Blu-ray on October 27, 2009 in the US by Warner Home Video.^ Watch Orphan Movie Online: PHOTO Watch Orphan Movie Online Get to watch the movie thats bound to be released this friday july 24, 2009.
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^ Year of Release: 2009 USA Release: July 24, 2009 (wide—2,600 theaters) Relevant Issues Orphans in the Bible .
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It was released on DVD & Blu-ray in the UK on November 27 by Optimum Releasing. Just includes Alternate Scenes and Footage, and one Alternate Ending which marketed in the DVD cover. .In the Alternate Ending, showing the reverse situation of Esther and Kate in climax, but rather than implied only.^ Once Kate joins them, the connection is immediate, with Esther seeming far wiser than her nine years.
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^ At the end, Kate tells him that she’s tired of connecting the dots for him; she had more patience than the average person.
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References

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Quotes

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From Wikiquote

.Orphan is a 2009 American horror/thriller film directed by Jaume Collet-Serra.^ New psycho thriller Orphan Jaume Collet-Serra is set to scare audiences again with his horror movie 'Orphan'.
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^ Orphan Film 2009 Wallpaper - Free Wallpapers .
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^ Description: Orphan is a 2009 American horror/thriller film directed by Jaume Collet-Serra.
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.The film centers on a couple who adopts a nine-year-old girl who is hiding a dark secret behind her sweet façade.^ Orphan,” which hits theaters this weekend, centers around a couple who adopts a nine-year-old girl after the tragic loss of their unborn child.
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^ The girl they pick up at a local orphanage is Esther (Isabelle Fuhrman), a smart 9-year-old who seems like a shy, well-mannered kid enjoying her peace and solitude.
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^ Esther (Isabelle Fuhrman) is a well-spoken and mature 9-year-old girl who was adopted from a Russian orphanage by a US couple who later died in a fire.
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Esther

.
  • I don't think Mommy likes me very much.^ Freaky quote: "I don't think Mommy likes me very much.
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    .It must be hard to love an adopted child as much as your own.
  • [Threatening Daniel after he sees Max and Esther] I'll cut your hairless little prick off before you even know what it's for.
  • (Holding a gun at Max) Do you want to play?
  • I know.^ Esther, says, “It must be hard to love an adopted child as much as your own.” .
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    ^ You’ll get your dose of blood, but that’s it.
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    ^ It must be hard to love an adopted child as much as your own."
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    They fuck.
  • [To Max, referring to Sister Abigial] Stop crying. .Help me move her off the road.
  • [To Max, after they have killed Sister Abigail] Don't worry.^ So they visit an orphanage run by Sister Abigail (CCH Pounder) and fall in love with lonely Russian girl Esther (Isabelle Fuhrman).

    You're my little sister. .I won't let anything happen to you...
  • [To Kate] It must be hard, having such an ear for music as you, with a son who is not interested and a daughter who can't even hear.
  • [Holding Kate's diary] Makes very interesting reading...I read about why Max is deaf.^ I lost count of how many times I've heard the rising cue soundtrack music which is basically telling you something is about to happen but come to find out, it's something stupid.

    ^ Last year, I was very taken with “Let the Right One In.” That movie is about a child-like vampire who befriends an outcast boy.
    • Orphan | reviews Movie Reviews, Movie Trailers and Photos, Hollywood Obituaries 18 September 2009 8:18 UTC www.einsiders.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Even Daniel, who can hold his own, even up against his mom and dad, is harassed and afraid of Esther, once she decides to come for him.
    • Film Monthly.com – Orphan (2009)  18 September 2009 8:18 UTC www.filmmonthly.com [Source type: General]

    How you were drunk and drove the car into the lake? If Joe hadn't been there, she'd be dead now.
  • [last lines] Please. Don't let me die, mommy.

Dialogue

Esther holds a box cutter to a sleeping Daniel's neck; he wakes up
Esther:Shhhh... (grabs Daniel's hair and slams his head against the pillow)
Daniel: Ahhh!
Esther: Tell me what you saw!
Daniel: What are you doing?
.Esther: (threateningly) What did you see?^ Read More Orphan - Trailer 3 Reasons Why You Should See 'Orphan' She Did What?!?
  • 'Orphan' Review - FEARNet 18 September 2009 8:18 UTC www.fearnet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Daniel: (crying) I saw you and Max in the treehouse...
Esther: (pulls Daniel's hair) What else?
Daniel: What do you mean?
.Esther: What else did you see?^ Read More Orphan - Trailer 3 Reasons Why You Should See 'Orphan' She Did What?!?
  • 'Orphan' Review - FEARNet 18 September 2009 8:18 UTC www.fearnet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Daniel: Nothing, I didn't see anything else, I swear!
Esther: Did you tell anyone?
Daniel: No... I didn't tell anyone.
.Esther: (drags box cutter down Daniel's body and hovers it between legs) If I find out that you're lying, I'll cut your hairless little dick off before you even figure out what it's for.^ You’ll get your dose of blood, but that’s it.
  • Movie Review: “Orphan” - The Screening Log - blogging film 18 September 2009 8:18 UTC www.screeninglog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It must be admitted, however, that I never see the twists coming in thrillers, so many of you might figure it out before I ever could have.

^ Although she recovers, the girls decide to off their benefactor, mostly because they are afraid he will eventually find out about them.

Do you understand me?
Daniel: Yes... (sound of liquid flowing, a dark stain appears on his boxers)
Esther: (looking at Daniel's boxers) You pissed yourself.
Esther and Kate struggle out of a hole in the frozen pond
.Esther: Please, Mommy--don't let me die.^ Go to story Shaytia B (unregistered) said this about Eclipse Casting and Auditions (Yes it's Twatlight please don't die) .
  • Movie Reviews: Orphan: PHOTO - Orphan Gossip 18 September 2009 8:18 UTC celebrifi.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Eclipse Casting and Auditions (Yes it's Twatlight please don't die) 252 comments .
  • Movie Reviews: Orphan: PHOTO - Orphan Gossip 18 September 2009 8:18 UTC celebrifi.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • 'Orphan' scores home run: VIDEO - Orphan Gossip 18 September 2009 8:18 UTC celebrifi.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Kate: I'm not your fucking mommy! [kicks Esther in the head and sends her back into the pond to drown, her neck broken]
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