The Grudge

Synopsis: The Grudge is a 2004 American supernatural horror film and a remake of the Japanese film Ju-on: The Grudge. The film was released in North America on October 22, 2004 by Columbia Pictures,[citation needed] and was directed by Takashi Shimizu (director of all previous Ju-on films)[citation needed] while Stephen Susco scripted the film. The plot is told through a non-linear sequence of events and includes several intersecting subplots. The film was a box office success, making over $187 million against a $10 million budget, though it received only mixed reviews from critics.
Production: Sony Pictures Entertainment
  2 wins & 10 nominations.
 
IMDB:
5.9
Metacritic:
49
Rotten Tomatoes:
39%
PG-13
Year:
2004
91 min
$110,175,871
Website
321 Views

KAREN:

I’ll call you when I get home.

With a flourish, Doug SWINGS HIMSELF back under the ladder.

DOUG:

Fourteen. I hate odd numbers.

2d INT. NURSING CARE CENTER - DAY 2d

Through the front doors, we see Doug kiss Karen again. They

finally separate, and Doug walks off.

Revisions (Blue) -- 1/26/04 4A.

Then Karen walks through the doors into a bright, atrium-like

lobby area. She waves “hello” to the RECEPTIONIST.

Revisions (Blue) -- 1/26/04 5.

Leaning against a desk behind Reception is Karen’s boss ALEX

(40s, American). He’s got a phone to his ear -- it’s

ringing. An ANSWERING MACHINE picks up in Japanese.

Alex mutters and hangs up. Then he notices -

ALEX:

Karen!

She’s started up a STAIRCASE in the center of the lobby. She

turns and comes back down, walking over to Alex.

ALEX:

Are you free this afternoon?

KAREN:

I just came by to pick up some

books I left here. I’m not

scheduled to work today -

ALEX:

I know. But are you free? Do you

have class?

KAREN:

(shaking her head:)

Just a test to study for. Why?

Alex smiles, holding out a file.

Revisions (Blue) -- 1/26/04 6.

ALEX:

Your wish has been granted.

Karen takes the file and opens it, looking at the first page

- a picture of an OLDER WOMAN (EMMA) is attached.

ALEX:

It’s Yoko’s case, but she didn’t

show up for work this morning, and

I can’t reach her at home.

must be sick, or something.

she has the damn house key.

She

And

Studying the file, Karen squints.

KAREN:

What’s this phrase?

ALEX:

“Mild dementia with severe

lethargy.” Apparently she sleeps

through most of the day. Her

daughter-in-law doesn’t work, so

she’ll probably be there.

Karen seems unsure. It’s a big step for her.

ALEX:

You’re the one who’s been bugging

me about getting out there on your

own. Besides, it’s an English-only

house.

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