The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005) – REVIEW

by Jordache Wee

Release Date: September 9, 2005
Directed by: Scott Derrickson
Music by: Christopher Young
Starring: Laura Linney, Tom Wilkinson, Campbell Scott, Jennifer Carpenter, Colm Feore, Mary Beth Hurt, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Joshua Close, Kenneth Welsh, Duncan Fraser, J. R. Bourne, Henry Czerny 

Father Richard Moore (Tom Wilkinson) who performed an exorcism on Emily Rose (Jennifer Carpenter) was charged for manslaughter. Lawyer Erin Bruner (Laura Linney) decided to help and defend the priest if he tell her the full story.

The story tells in flashbacks about Emily was any regular high school girl and one day she began to fall sick and ill. She thought the symptoms occur were normal until she started to hallucinate and experiencing epilepsy.

Doctors mentioned that she is lack of nutritious food. But in fact she believe she was possessed by demons. And yet, she was manifested by several demonic figures.

Her untimely death was proven by doctors that she was malnutrition rather than being possessed.

Reviewer’s Note:
Based on a true story from Germany about a girl named Anneliese Michel. Her story was confirmed to be manslaughter and death by malnutrition despite the church has battled and ruled that she was indeed possessed by several demons which includes Adolf Hitler.

A pitiful story indeed! 

Unfortunately, this film fails to deliver and convey the message to the audience if this would to be compare to exact notes and other films.


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