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Cursed (2005)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Horror | 25 February 2005 (USA)
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A werewolf loose in Los Angeles changes the lives of three young adults who, after being mauled by the beast, learn they must kill it in order to avoid becoming werewolves themselves.

Director:

Wes Craven
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Portia de Rossi ... Zela
Mya ... Jenny
Shannon Elizabeth ... Becky
Kristina Anapau ... Brooke
Daniel Edward Mora ... Jose (as Daniel Mora)
Solar Solar ... Zipper
Jesse Eisenberg ... Jimmy
Milo Ventimiglia ... Bo
Jonny Acker Jonny Acker ... Earl
Eric Ladin ... Louie
Christina Ricci ... Ellie
Joshua Jackson ... Jake
Derek Mears ... Werewolf
Nick Offerman ... Officer
Ken Rudulph ... Newscaster
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Storyline

Ellie has been taking care of her younger brother Jimmy since their parents death. One night after picking him up from a party they are involved in a car accident on Mullholland Drive. While trying to rescue a woman from the other car a creature attacks and kills her, also injuring both Ellie and Jimmy. After some research Jimmy realizes the creature could only have been a werewolf. Written by kwedgwood@hotmail.com

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Genres:

Comedy | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for horror violence/terror, some sexual references, nudity, language and a brief drug reference | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The original plot line had three strangers brought together by a car accident in the Hollywood Hills and the subsequent attack of a werewolf. The three characters were named Ellie Hudson (Christina Ricci), Vince Winston (Skeet Ulrich) and Jimmy Myers (Jesse Eisenberg). When the script was re-written, the plot changed and focused on two estranged siblings who had to fight a curse after a werewolf attack. Skeet Ulrich's character was totally re-written and renamed Jake. Since Ellie and Jimmy became brother and sister, Ellie's surname was deleted and became Myers. See more »

Goofs

(at around 24 mins) When Joanie is heading toward Ellie at the office, she supposedly says something into the cell phone, but the audio doesn't match her words. See more »

Quotes

Kyle: I drink, you drive, ready to go?
Ellie: Kyle, can you cover for me at the opening?
Kyle: What? And miss Jake's big opening?
Ellie: I can't make it.
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Alternate Versions

Throughout Canada, the US R-rated version of Cursed was shown in theaters. In British Columbia, after an unsuccessful appeal to lower the 18A rating to a 14A, the US PG-13 version was instead submitted and shown in theaters. See more »

Connections

Featured in Late Night with Conan O'Brien: Episode #12.91 (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Stadium Parking Lot
Written by Trevor Gray, Howard Gray, Ian Hoxley, Noko and Paul Colbourne
Performed by Apollo 440
Courtesy of Epic Records/Sony Music Entertainment (UK) Ltd. by arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Predictable Collection of Clichés
14 January 2006 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

After five years without directing a film, I bought this DVD expecting a good return of Wes Craven to the genre horror teen movie. I like his last works in this genre ("Scream 1, 2 & 3") and also the drama "Music of the Heart", and Christina Ricci is very cool. Unfortunately, "Cursed" is a forgettable and predictable collection of clichés. It is amazing how the viewer can predict the next scene! Further, it is amazing how easy is to replace a fancy car in Hollywood: Ellie wrecks her car in the middle of the night, and on the next day she has a brandy new car. Jake breaks the window of the driver of the new car, and on the next sequence we see Ellie driving in a rainy night in high speed without disheveling her hair. Ellie's brother Jimmy unsuccessfully tries to be funny. If you want to see a great werewolf movie, there are many excellent options, but you can forget "Cursed", which is only recommended for killing time. My vote is five.

Title (Brazil): "Amaldiçoado" ("Cursed")


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Official Sites:

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Country:

Germany | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 February 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Wes Craven's Cursed See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$38,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,600,000, 27 February 2005

Gross USA:

$19,297,522

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$29,621,722
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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