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Red Riding Hood (2011)

PG-13 | | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery | 11 March 2011 (USA)
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Set in a medieval village that is haunted by a werewolf, a young girl falls for an orphaned woodcutter, much to her family's displeasure.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Amanda Seyfried ... Valerie
Gary Oldman ... Solomon
Billy Burke ... Cesaire
Shiloh Fernandez ... Peter
Max Irons ... Henry
Virginia Madsen ... Suzette
Lukas Haas ... Father Auguste
Julie Christie ... Grandmother
Shauna Kain ... Roxanne
Michael Hogan ... The Reeve
Adrian Holmes ... Captain
Cole Heppell ... Claude
Christine Willes ... Madame Lazar
Michael Shanks ... Adrien Lazar
Kacey Rohl ... Prudence
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Storyline

Valerie (Seyfried) is a beautiful young woman torn between two men. She is in love with a brooding outsider, Peter (Fernandez), but her parents have arranged for her to marry the wealthy Henry (Irons). Unwilling to lose each other, Valerie and Peter are planning to run away together when they learn that Valerie's older sister has been killed by the werewolf that prowls the dark forest surrounding their village. For years, the people have maintained an uneasy truce with the beast, offering the creature a monthly animal sacrifice. But under a blood red moon, the wolf has upped the stakes by taking a human life. Hungry for revenge, the people call on famed werewolf hunter, Father Solomon (Oldman), to help them kill the wolf. But Solomon's arrival brings unintended consequences as he warns that the wolf, who takes human form by day, could be any one of them. As the death toll rises with each moon, Valerie begins to suspect that the werewolf could be someone she loves. As panic grips the ... Written by Warner Bros. Pictures

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Believe the legend. Beware the wolf. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence and creature terror, and some sensuality | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 March 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Girl with the Red Riding Hood See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$42,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,005,335, 13 March 2011, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$37,662,162

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$90,300,442
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The screenplay for this film was featured in the 2009 Blacklist; a list of the "most liked" unmade scripts of the year. See more »

Goofs

It was settled very early in the movie that the wolf is one of the villagers which means he could walk around the square in his human form and find out all the hidingd where Father Solomon's men are setting up as well as knowing that Valery was used as bait. Yet, he showed up like he didn't know anything at all. See more »

Quotes

Peter: Do you want to marry him?
Valerie: You know I don't.
Peter: Prove it.
Valerie: How?
Peter: Run away with me.
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Crazy Credits

After the credits a werewolf suddenly appears and lunges at the camera See more »

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Referenced in Bum Reviews: Red Riding Hood (2011) See more »

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Keep The Streets Empty For Me
Written by Cecilia Nordlund and Karin Dreijer
Performed by Fever Ray
Courtesy of Rabid Records under exclusive license to Mute
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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Little Red Riding Hood and The Crucible in an Underrated Film
11 June 2011 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

The youngster Valerie (Amanda Seyfried) lives in the edge of a dark forest in the small village of Daggerhorn. Valerie uses to break the rules and is in love with the lumberjack Peter (Shiloh Fernandez); however, her mother Suzette (Virginia Madsen) has promised her to the wealthy Henry Lazar (Max Irons).

The villagers have a pact with the wolves, offering pigs and other animals to them in the full moons. When Valerie's older sister Lucie (Alexandria Maillot), who has a crush on Henry, is slaughtered by a wolf, the villagers decide to chase the animal in its lair. However, Henry's father is killed by the wolf, but the animal is murdered and decapitated by The Reeve (Michael Hogan). But when the werewolf hunter Father Solomon (Gary Oldman) arrives in the village, he advises that the werewolf is one of the locals. Now the dwellers have to face another threat.

"Red Riding Hood" is a combination of Little Red Riding Hood and The Crucible and the result is uneven, with good and bad points, but anyway this film is underrated in IMDb. The best this film can offer is certainly the wonderful cinematography. The story and screenplay open the possibility of suspecting of several villagers of being the werewolf but the real one. The poor side is the acting of the histrionic Gary Oldman; the wooden Shiloh Fernandez; and Amanda Seyfried that keeps the same expression of the face along the film. But the film is not as bad as the critics write. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "A Garota da Capa Vermelha" ("The Girl with a Red Cloak")


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