When I hired this movie I thought it would be a scary one. In fact, I was a little afraid to watch it.
But it’s not. Not really. I mean it definitely has scary or creepy parts to it but overall it’s not all that scary.
That said though…now I don’t want to adopt! That’s wearing off though as I watched it last night and Orphans have since returned to being charming and cute individuals you just want to pick up and hug until they can’t breathe.
Essentially the movie is about a couple who have lost a child and decide to adopt. They already have 2 children, a boy and a girl, one of whom is deaf. They adopt a “special” girl they fall in love with at the orphanage and before long things start turning sour. At first it’s just little things, warning signs something is not quite right and then it becomes much more sinister over time as this little girls past is uncovered.
I liked this movie a lot, even though it temporarily terrified the crap out of me and turned me off adopting!
Find out more about The Orphan on IMDb. Beware the trailer is full of spoilers beyond 1m mark (stop when “there’s something wrong with Esther” comes up!)
A husband and wife who recently lost their baby adopt a 9-year-old girl who is not nearly as innocent as she claims to be. Written by Anonymous