Thursday, December 29, 2005

DVD Review: The Exorcism of Emily Rose

Based on a true story, this Hollywood version of this supposed real-life exorcism is as far away from the real story, it's ridiculous. The "real" Emily Rose was actually a german girl named Anneliese Michel. I guess rather than tell a "true" account of the case, Hollywood has to dumb it up for the American public. It's a shame, because the movie is actually not bad, and Jennifer Carpenter, who plays Emily Rose, deserves a best actress nod in my opinion. The story follows the trial of a priest who is being tried for homicide by neglect. Even the trial is as far from the real events as you can get. In reality, the parents were also indicted for the homicide, and the sentence in the movie is different as well. Well, like I said, it's a good movie, take it for what it is but if you want the true story of Anneliese Michel, google her. There's a reported other movie being made on her called Requiem by german director Hans-Christian Schmid that's supposed to stay truer to the real life events. I give it ***1/2 out of *****.

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