The OrphanageClosed Captioning
Juan Antonio Bayona
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The Orphanage centers on Laura (Belén Rueda) who purchases her beloved childhood orphanage with dreams of restoring and reopening the long abandoned facility as a place for disabled children. Once there, Laura discovers that the new environment awakens her son's imagination, but the ongoing fantasy games he plays with an invisible friend quickly turn into something more disturbing. Upon seeing her family increasingly threatened by the strange occurrences in the house, Laura looks to a group of parapsychologists for help in unraveling the mystery that has taken over the place.
People keep referring to this movie as a horror movie, and I'm sorry to tell you it is not. It is a lot more than that. It is true that the film's suspense is wonderfully managed. That there are ghosts and "scary" scenes, yet the plot is a lot more complicated than just a horror movie. The ghosts in the movie are just a very ingenious way to deliver a message. Please give the film a chance to be more than two hours of entertainment and you won't be disappointed. This is a great movie and maybe a chance to realize that there is a lot to see in foreign cinema. Enjoy!
This movie was very good but I was not expecting it to be in spanish itunes should really let you know that before you purchase. I still found the movie really good and would recommend it
BEWARE of SUBTITLES!!!
The story was good, the acting was good I think, hard to tell when you're paying attention to the subtitles. If I had known the movie was subtitled I don't think I would have paid $3.99. I have nothing against foreign films, but I'm only fluent in English. It was a good story though.