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Orphan (2009)
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Devastated by the loss of their unborn baby, Kate (Vera Farmiga) and John (Peter Sarsgaard) decide to adopt a child. At the orphanage, both feel drawn to a little girl (Isabelle Fuhrman) named Esther, and soon the couple take their new daughter home. But when a dangerous series of events unfolds, Kate begins to suspect that there is something evil lurking behind the child's angelic exterior.
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Here`s to four straight years
of pre-gaming with the dead...

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Isabelle Fuhrman is amazing, and she alone more or less makes this worth a viewing.

That said, I don't think the rest measures up to it. The rest of the cast ranges from decent (Max) to absolutely horrible (the son and especially the husband). A lot of the plot seems to rely on characters acting in infuriatingly stupid ways to allow Esther's schemes to go off without a hitch. Then there's the ending, where they inexplicably steal a one-liner from The Ring 2. I wouldn't say it's awful but... big letdown.
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We have a payload to deliver to the heart of our nearest star. We are delivering that payload cause that star is dying and, if it dies, we die, everything dies. So that is our mission, there is nothing, literally nothing, more important than completing our mission. End of story.

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Isabelle is amazing in this and I LOVE the twist. Worth a viewing just for these two things.
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Took a few years to soak up the tears
But look at her now, watch her go...
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The twist is good too. This movie really just needed better protagonists to carry that end, because it's... not very engaging when Isabelle isn't onscreen. And the father/son are just dreadful.
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We have a payload to deliver to the heart of our nearest star. We are delivering that payload cause that star is dying and, if it dies, we die, everything dies. So that is our mission, there is nothing, literally nothing, more important than completing our mission. End of story.

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