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This movie is a remake of a horror film and is based on a Stephen King novel. Why is Carrie rated R? Run Time: minutes. Carrie is rated R by the MPAA for bloody violence, disturbing images, language and some sexual content. This movie is a remake of the movie Carrie. The screenplay for both films is based on a novel by horror writer Stephen King. Another teen uses her secret powers when pushed by her peers in Beautiful Creatures. Some real consequences of abuse are examined in the documentary Bully. Carrie Parent Guide. Please Note: We have not viewed this movie.
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The new " Carrie " film featuring Chloe Grace Moretz and Julianne Moore came out in theaters this weekend, debuting to a modest opening. Naturally, critics are comparing it to the classic film featuring Sissy Spacek saying its good, but ultimately a remake of the original that doesn't add anything to the story. That couldn't be farther from the truth. We re-watched the original film before heading out to see the new one. Here's the verdict: this update to the "Carrie" classic is really good. At last year's New York Comic Con , Kimberly Peirce said her intentions in making the film were always to do a re-telling of the original book "Carrie" instead of a remake. Anyone familiar with Stephen King's original work will automatically see that Peirce's film is just that — though there are many nods to Brian De Palma's work. While the two are very similar, there are a lot of differences between the two which solidify Peirce's take as a solid coming-of-age story for a new generation.