Short and Simple Review by WubsTheFadger
For a film that was released in 1997, it has held up extremely well. The story is simple but has some very complex foreshadowing and a vast amount of symbols. The ending is shocking and left me stunned.
The acting is the one thing that is outdated. John Travolta, Piper Laurie, and Betty Buckley are e few of the actors that performed in an outdated fashion. William Katt performs very well though.
Sissy Spacek is the best part about the entire film. Her character has been tormented with hatred and animosity for no apparent reason and we can clearly see that in her performance. Spacek does her character justice and shows us that old films can be great.
The music is another high point for this film. The pacing is very slow in the beginning and in the middle but it picks up speed towards the third act.
Pros: Simple yet complex story riddled with foreshadowing and symbols, William Katt's performance, great use of music, amazing ending, Sissy Spacek's performance, and seeing Sissy Spacek naked
Cons: A lot of outdated acting and very slow pacing in the beginning and in the middle
Overall Rating: 8.4
It's nearing the end of the school year. High school senior Carrie White is a social outcast, largely due to being unwise to the ways of the world based on her upbringing. Her mother, Margaret White, is a religious fanatic, her extreme views primarily targeted against sex, which she believes is a sin. She even believes natural associated processes such as menstruation are a sin, about which she has refused to mention to Carrie. Mrs. White's beliefs were taken to that extreme largely because of her own failed marriage and her husband Ralph long ago having run off with another woman. The only adult authority figure who tries to help Carrie with her life is her phys ed teacher, Miss Collins, who is nonetheless warned not to get too close to go against how Mrs. White chooses to raise Carrie, Mrs. White whose beliefs are well known in the community. An impromptu event that happens among Carrie's phys ed classmates against her leads to her classmates being punished. One of those students, ...
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