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Mercy (2014)

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A single mom and her two boys help take care of their grandmother with mystical powers.

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Peter Cornwell

Writers:

Stephen King (short story "Gramma"), Matt Greenberg (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Frances O'Connor ... Rebecca
Shirley Knight ... Mercy
Chandler Riggs ... George
Joel Courtney ... Buddy
Mark Duplass ... Uncle Lanning
Dylan McDermott ... Jim Swann
Amanda Walsh ... Charlotte
Hana Hayes ... Girl Next Door
Pepper Binkley ... Young Mercy
Chris Browning ... Frank
Eddie Jones ... Pastor Gregory Luke
Sewell Whitney ... Doctor Hayes
Joe Egender ... Wendell
Munda Razooki ... Mr. Tullen
Jack Carter ... Mr. Bello
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A single mom and her two boys help take care of their grandmother with mystical powers.

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Horror | Thriller

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Rated R for some bloody violence and disturbing images | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 October 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mersi See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

R L Flag Home for the Aged is most likely a homage to the character Randall Flagg from Stephen King's "The Stand". See more »

Goofs

Three obviously different snakes are shown when George is standing on the grave. Two different rattlesnakes are shown in sequence followed by a pine snake. See more »

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References The Shining (1980) See more »

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Yet another weak adaptation
11 November 2014 | by sforrester-3See all my reviews

I went into this with a great deal of trepidation, as I do every Stephen King adaptation, only to find it wasn't one of the better ones. I was actually quite excited when I found out the short story "Gramma" was being made into a film as it is one of my favourites and genuinely creepy. I now think it should have been left well alone. The acting was okay in the main but I think it fell down when it was stretched into movie length. It definitely, for me, lacked the suspense and atmosphere of the original story. Even watching as someone who had never read the story, I wouldn't have found it scary or tense at all. As I said, the acting was okay, but the kid from The Walking Dead (sorry, his name escapes me) seemed a bit flat considering all that was happening and I was very disappointed in Dylan McDermott, who seemed to be there to get through filming and pick up his paycheck. There is a certain character who appears at the end who is quite honestly laughable (I think you'll know who I mean if you get there). Now for the positives..ehm...there was a cute dog and...the basic concept was a bit different. I hate leaving this review as I am a huge fan of King's books and there have been some great adaptations like Christine, Carrie, Shawshank, Cujo, The Green Mile and The Mist etc. Unfortunately, this is more along the lines of The Tommyknockers or Needful Things. I really think King should just hand his work over to Frank Darabont and step back so we can enjoy watching his wonderful characters come truly to life on the big screen.


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