Orphan (2009)

 (9,652)7.02 h 2 min2009X-RayR
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.
Jaume Collet-Serra
Vera FarmigaPeter SarsgaardIsabelle Fuhrman
English [CC]
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CCH PounderJimmy BennettAryana Engineer
Leonardo DiCaprioJoel SilverSusan DowneyJennifer Davisson KilloranRichard MirischDavid BarrettErik Olsen
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Courtney MosesReviewed in the United States on October 14, 2018
3.0 out of 5 stars
An ok movie
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This was a good movie in that there are some twists that you dont expect. I can really resonate with the mother when she is pleading with the husband and the therapist to believe her that the 9 year old girl Esther is evil. I really felt absorbed in the mothers character. She did a really good job acting. Esthers an evil monster who is manipulative, deceitful, and it creeps me out how she dresses up and trys to seduce the father, thus in a scene in the movie their is a pedophilia type of tone, but by that time youve got the knowledge that Esther isnt 9, shes really in her 30's and has a very rare from of dwarfism, so it almost excuses that scene? But still, it bothers me. It feels as though the movie is very predictable in that you know esther is going to go after the parents and the kids, there really isnt more to the plot than that. I feel the movie could have been much better if the storyline were more developed and it was about 30 minutes longer allowing for nore suspense.
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Dee Reviewed in the United States on August 2, 2020
3.0 out of 5 stars
Panhypopituitarism and the Real Life Trials of Natalia Grace Barnett
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In real life: A year after this movie came out, Kristine and Michael Barnet agreed to the emergency adoption of Ukrainian-born Natalia Grace in May 2010 and were told she was 6. Soon after, they claimed their 'daughter' was found to be a 22-year old 'sociopath little person, with Panhypopituitarism, masquerading as a child... I think they saw this movie and made it up.

The movie itself: Well, if it wasn't for the kids (mainly the little girl).... I would have been cheering for Russian Wednesday Adams. She had mad skills with art, music and language and a beautiful gothic dress sense.
The couple were absurdly stupid and so oblivious to everything that I have no idea how either of them made it to adulthood.
Everything medical was terrible. example: a child in Pediatric ICU who had nothing but a pulse-ox on his finger to monitor his heartbeat?! Nope.
I give the child actors 4.5 and everything else a 2
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Shopping in bedReviewed in the United States on July 21, 2018
3.0 out of 5 stars
Good start silly finish
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It had a good story line and twist at the end and the acting was good for sure!! Overall good movie up until the end, Then it got silly! It was defiantly worth watching if you aren't annoyed easily.BUT It did just turn into one of those "why is she doing that and THAT AND THAT" at the end LOL
3 people found this helpful
Dingo The Pet Berry Tree HunterReviewed in the United States on February 24, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
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This movie is the best one of the century. Any parents worse nightmare. This movie sheds light on a little unknown secret of russian little people making a way to the west to tear apart families. Based on a true story!
4 people found this helpful
BdiddyReviewed in the United States on October 29, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Get your dreamcatcher ready!
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One of the freakiest movies I've EVER seen! And I'm a 35 yr old scary movie lover!
4 people found this helpful
Kathryn BranchReviewed in the United States on August 2, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Very good Thriller
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I saw this movie at my hotel while running on the treadmill. Of course I didn't finish the movie and just had to. It was a really good thriller. I had never heard of it and so I am really glad I had the chance to rent it through Amazon. It's not a movie that I would purchase to own, it was just a good Thriller that once you start it, you just have to finish it.
3 people found this helpful
N. N.Reviewed in the United States on November 2, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Weird, violent, twisted, worth the time.
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Creepy, twisted, with underlying horror movie references. Definitely not one you want your kids in the room for. Although there are definitely parts of this film you can tear apart, it is overall an enjoyable horror movie experience. Contains a few awkwardly placed sex scenes, and it is a bit bloody during a few scenes. If you are a parent, I can imagine this film would be even more disturbing. There is a really cool element (I think it is the most interesting and weird element in the whole film), involving art, but I don't want to give anything away! Watch it, enjoy, and be freaked out!
4 people found this helpful
Lindsay DominguezReviewed in the United States on April 18, 2016
4.0 out of 5 stars
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Wow, I loved this movie! Definitely one for the video library. My teen daughter also loves this movie! I highly recommend this. It scares you, makes you angry, and gives you a twist at the end! I found myself yelling at the TV screen lol. Sometimes, that ruins a movie for me if I get too angry with a character and it gives me anxiety, but this was worth the little bit of anxiety I had and let's just say I wasn't angry in the end!

Synopsis: Kate and John Coleman are rebuilding their troubled marriage. Kate had a drinking problem, but is in therapy and is doing well. She has been sober for one year. The couple decide to adopt a child. When they meet the nine-year-old Russian girl, Esther, at the St. Marina Orphanage, they immediately fall in love with the well-educated orphan. Their young son, Daniel, is hostile to his new sister; but their deaf daughter, little Max, is enchanted with her - at first. Eventually, Kate begins to feel that Esther is manipulative and possibly even psychologically disturbed. John refuses to listen to his wife's misgivings, and the wounds in their marriage reopen. Kate calls Sister Abigail at the orphanage, and the nun informs her that Esther has a troubled and mysterious history. Kate delves further into Esther's past and discovers she is not all she pretends to be.
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