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"THE POSSESSION"
(2012) (Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Natasha Calis) (PG-13)


Alcohol/Drugs Mild
Blood/Gross Stuff Heavy
Disrespectful/Bad Attitude Extreme
Frightening/Tense Scenes Extreme
Gun/Weapons None
Imitative Behavior Heavy
Jump Scenes Extreme
Music (Scary/Tense) Extreme
Music (Inappropriate) None
Profanity Moderate
Sex/Nudity Minor
Smoking None
Tense Family Scenes Extreme
Topics to Talk About Heavy
Violence Heavy


QUICK TAKE:
Horror: A divorced dad tries to save his daughter, who has been possessed by a demon.
PLOT:
Clyde (JEFFREY DEAN MORGAN) is a college basketball coach in upstate New York. He is also a newly divorced dad who gets his daughters on the weekends. Clyde still has a mostly good relationship with teenage Hannah (MADISON DAVENPORT) and 11-year-old Emily (NATASHA CALIS), even though he is secretly applying to become a Division I coach in North Carolina and continues to argue with their mom and his ex-wife, Stephanie (KYRA SEDGWICK), over his shortcomings as a man.

On the way home one Sunday afternoon, Clyde and his kids stop at a yard sale to buy some dishes for Clyde's newly purchased house. Emily is drawn to a mysterious antique box that seemingly whispers to her. She becomes strangely attached to it and starts to exhibit odd, anti-social behavior. Clyde comes to suspect that an evil force is at work when his daughter's behavior takes several violent turns, including an attack on Stephanie's new boyfriend, Brett (GRANT SHOW).

He eventually enlists the aid of a young rabbi named Tzadok (MATISYAHU), who believes Emily has become possessed by an evil spirit that someone decades earlier managed to trap in the Dybbuk Box (a Jewish folk legend). The only way to save Hannah is to command the demon out of her and back into the box.

WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
The film's PG-13 rating and the fact that it features two child actors in central roles should draw some interest among teens at least.
WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: PG-13
For mature thematic material involving violence and disturbing sequences.


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