Writers: Paul Harris Boardman, Scott Derrickson
Composer: Christopher Young
Starring: Laura Linney, Tom Wilkinson, Campbell Scott, Jennifer Carpenter, Colm Feore, Joshua Close, Kenneth Welsh, Duncan Fraser, JR Bourne, Mary Beth Hurt, Henry Czerny
More info: IMDb
Tagline: What happened to Emily?
Plot: A lawyer takes on a negligent homicide case involving a priest who performed an exorcism on a young girl.
My rating: 6.5/10
Will I watch it again? No.
I don't believe in the supernatural. That includes things like deities, demons, exorcisms, etc.. But I can enjoy movies and entertainment about such things. This film is interesting in that it's a exorcism flick but it's broken up into small chunks, surrounded by a courtroom drama. If told as a straight up horror flick it probably would have failed as many of them do but the inclusion of the trial, which takes up the majority of the picture, makes for a much more engaging film. It's funny how even though I should be fully on the side of of the prosecution, I found myself rooting for Father Moore (Wilkinson). In real life I wouldn't. This is said to be based on actual events. It is possible that the priest believed in this possession but ultimately, if I were on the jury, I would go with the prosecution. I would, however, plead 'guilty' to loving the shit out of the fact that I've been watching a lot of movies lately (strictly by chance) scored by Christopher Young, one of my favorite composer for the past 25 years.