The Exorcism of Emily Rose

Synopsis: When a younger girl called Emily Rose dies, everyone puts blame on the exorcism which was performed on her by Father Moore prior to her death. The priest is arrested on suspicion of murder. The trail begins with lawyer Erin Bruner representing Moore, but it is not going to be easy, as no one wants to believe what Father Moore says is true.
Genre: Drama, History, Horror
Director(s): Scott Derrickson
Production: Dimension Films
  4 wins & 9 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
119 min

The DA's office doesn't like it when | religion holds itself above the law.

And this prosecutor, | Ethan Thomas?

You're gonna need somebody | hungry and smart...

...and aggressive | to even have a chance.

What would your strategy be to defend | me against such a formidable man?

- That depends. | - On what?

On how you wanna be defended.

What's your main concern, | other than staying out of jail?

- Is it how you're being portrayed? | - I don't care about my reputation.

I'm not afraid of jail.

What I care about | is telling Emily Rose's story.

I want people to hear | what only I can tell.

And what is that?

What really happened to Emily...

...and why.

If I let you defend me...

...will you promise to let me testify and | tell the truth about what happened?

And what is the truth you would tell? | That the ritual killed her?

- Was it your fault she died? | - No.

All right. | Then I'll let you tell her story.

But only if you agree to let me do | whatever else it takes to win.

You're not used to | this kind of place.

I'm sure our life is very strange | to you.

Not so strange.

I grew up in a little town.

But our house wasn't as nice | or as big as this.

My mother, she raised me alone.

She was a schoolteacher, | so we had very little money.

What a wonderful thing to be.

That was Emily's dream, | to be a teacher.

That's why she went away | to the university.

A lot of cats live here.

There are...

...11 now, I think.

Emily always brought them home.

Ever since she was a little girl, | she couldn't leave a stray abandoned.

Before these troubles began...

...was Emily a happy girl?

Oh, yes.

Before she went away | to university... Emily was so very happy.

What is going on...? Girls!


Is it...?

It's a scholarship, Mama.

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Paul Harris Boardman

Paul Harris Boardman is an American screenwriter and film producer, best known for his work in the horror genre. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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