Carrie (2013) Movie Review Summary

Actors: ChloŽ Grace Moretz, Julianne Moore

Detailed plot synopsis reviews of Carrie (2013)

A teen girl with telekinetic powers is bullied to her limit. Carrie is a shy, quiet teen who keeps to herself in school. Her mother is a religious fanatic who locks her in the closet whenever she needs to be punished. Carrie gets picked on in school by the mean girls and becomes the subject of an embarrassing video that is uploaded on YouTube. She soon becomes the butt of jokes so she feels angry, isolated, and bullied. As her emotions start to bubble, she learns that she can move things with her mind. In time, she learns she has telekinesis and tests the limits of her powers. As a prank, the girls push a boy to ask her to the prom, with much prodding, Carrie says yes. Carrie is excited at the prospect of being normal and starts to prep. At the prom, the boys rig a bucket of pig's blood to fall on her when she is proclaimed Prom queen. Carrie unleashes her rage by killing many kids in the gym, including the boy she likes who is her date. She then walks out and pursues the main instigators, and brutally kills them in their vehicle. Carrie goes home to her mother, who's convinced she gave birth to an abomination, they fight, and Carrie kills her. One girl who feels sorry for Carrie rushes to her, and sees Carrie bring down her house on both her and her mother. She bears witness to all the destruction and feels sadness for Carrie's undeserved fate.
Click here to see the rest of this review

Best part of story, including ending: The effects are amazing, a much better update of the original film.

Best scene in story: When Carrie makes things levitate in her room.

Opinion about the main character: Carrie is actually a sweet girl who has had a rough upbringing. If she had the right people surrounding her it wouldn't have come to such a tragic ending.

The review of this Movie prepared by Tina Medina a Level 30 Banded Kingfisher scholar

Script Analysis of Carrie (2013)

Click on a plot link to find similar books!

Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 40%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzle 10%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 50% **Fantasy or Science Fiction?**    -   science fiction story magical being/mental/magical powers    -   Yes kind of powers:    -   telekinetic (scifi)

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   a teen Has special powers?    -   Yes Magical/mental powers of main character:    -   telekinesis Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


Earth setting:    -   20th century (1970's to Present) Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes Misc settings    -   small town

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very explicit references to deaths and torture Tone of movie    -   fearful Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vauge references only    -   kissing Kinds of F/X    -   exploding vehicles Is this movie based on a    -   book

Movies with storylines, themes & endings like Carrie (2013)

Carrie (2013) Message Board (click here)
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
2 Ways to Search!

Our Chief Librarian