The OthersDirector: Alejandro Amenábar, Nicole Kidman, Christopher Eccleston, Fionnula Flanagan
Spanish filmmaker Alejandro Amenabar's first English-language production is a creepy period ghost story that continues in the vein of his earlier art house hit Open Your Eyes (1997). Nicole Kidman stars as Grace, a devoutly religious mother of two ailing children who has moved with her family to a mansion on the English coast while awaiting her husband's return from World War II, though he has been declared missing. Their children, Anne (Alakina Mann) and Nicholas (James Bentley), both suffer from a rare photosensitivity disease that renders them extremely vulnerable to sunlight, prompting Grace's rule of having only one door open in the house at a time. When Anne begins claiming to see ghosts, Grace at first believes her newly arrived family of eccentric servants to be responsible, but chilling events and visions soon lead her to believe that something supernatural is indeed going on. The Others was released only a few months prior to Vanilla Sky (2001), the American remake of Alejandro's Open Your Eyes (1997), ironically starring Kidman's then-estranged husband Tom Cruise.
When it comes to turning the screws of psychological terror, Amenebar is an expert technician.
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- Miramax Lionsgate
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- [Wide Screen]
- [Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
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Cast & Crew
|Fionnula Flanagan||Mrs. Mills|
|Eric Sykes||Mr. Tuttle|
|Renée Ashershon||Old Lady|
|Keith Allen||Mr. Marlish|
|Michelle Fairley||Mrs. Marlish|
|Ricardo Lopez||2nd Assistant|
|Alejandro Amenábar||Director,Score Composer,Screenwriter|
|Tom Cruise||Executive Producer|
|José Luis Cuerda||Producer|
|Benjamin Fernandez||Art Director,Production Designer,Set Decoration/Design|
|Sonia Grande||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Rick Schwartz||Executive Producer|
|Paula Wagner||Executive Producer|
|Harvey Weinstein||Executive Producer|
|Bob Weinstein||Executive Producer|
1. Opening Credits; Honest, Hardworking Help [2:16]
2. "What Sweet Little Children" [2:16]
3. A Special House [5:01]
4. Studying With Fear! [4:25]
5. Doors Left Open [2:41]
6. Bedtime Company [5:46]
7. "Is There Someone Upstairs?" [5:01]
8. Searching the House [4:10]
9. Talk of the Past [6:31]
10. An Empty Room! [6:01]
11. Charles Returns [4:41]
12. Things You Don't Want To Hear [5:44]
13. "I Am Your Daughter" [1:17]
14. "You Want To Leave Me" [5:12]
15. Missing Curtains [3:45]
16. "Leave Us In Peace!" [7:03]
17. "We're Not Dead!" [5:38]
18. "This House Is Ours" [6:02]
19. End Credits [7:48]
Captions and Subtitles
English For the Hearing Impaired
Captions and Subtitles: None
The Others Soundtrack
Dimension Cutting-Edge Films
Miramax Movies To Remember
Kate & Leopold
Bonus Material (Insert Disk 2)
Disc #2 -- The Others (Bonus Material)
"A Look Inside the Others"
Visual Effects Piece
Xeroderma Pigmentosum: What Is It? - The Story of a Family Dealing With the Disease
An Intimate Look At Director Alejandro Amenábar
The Others Still Gallery
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AWESOME, AWESOME, AWESOME! Very cool plot, and a series of twists and turns that kept me guessing. Don't believe the bad reviews. This was a worthwhile film. Truthfully, I am rarely impressed with the genre of horror (and suspense), but this was an absolutely clever movie and I highly suggest it!
The subtle use of suspense balanced with moments of terror makes the use of violence unnecessary. So many movies are just gory, ''shoot 'em up'' action flicks,but this movie is flawless, classy, and thrilling!
I love suspenseful movies with a twist.It's hard to find a good ghost story that lives up to it's name, until ''The Others''. It starts off slow but you find yourself trying to piece the whole story together,finally realizing your way of thinking wasn't quite accurate. A wonderful, unique ending. I plan to buy it when it comes out to video.
It was entertaining. A good plot, and very suspenceful. And Nicole Kidman was perfect for the part as the mother. But to put it in short words, A Bore. It's slow paced, and not at all scary. But it is something good to watch if you just want to watch something suspenceful, and interesting. I give it 3 stars.
I love this movie!!!! It's confusing at the end, but it's definitely worth it!
What a great movie! Nicole was fantastic and this movie truly is full of twists and turns! Rent it or buy it!! ENJOY!
I loved The Others. Nicole Kidman is an awesome actress. This will one day be a classic film!!
i think i watched this movie first when i six, and i didn't understand it, and my 9 cuz had to explain it with gum balls i still remember she had white gum balls in one hand and pink in the other " See the white gum ball were the people you thought were alive, but the pink gumball were the really ones alive" i laugh everytime. But it is a best movie yah gotta see. Also has anyone saw that Nicole Kidman seems to play a evil mother roll fairly GREAT! like the others and the golden compass...just me sayin'.
I loved this movie and plan to buy it as soon as it becomes available on DVD. It's a very classy scary movie, relying more on what you don't see then on overdone visual effects. You will be on the edge of your seat until the last second!!
This was the best of the best movie! The ending was surprising and if you like scary haunting movies, this is the one to buy!
If you love suspense movies, you have to see “The Others”. Throughout the movie the suspense slowly heightens, which kept me on my toes during the entire movie. From the beginning, you can tell the “The Others” has everything a classic suspense story needs. Nicole Kidman plays a woman who is living alone in a desolate English mansion with her two ailing children while her husband is off at war. Without a man to help around the house, Kidman’s character “Grace” welcomes the help of three strangers who claim to have lived in the house years before. After the three strangers move in and begin their housework, Grace strange and eerie noises in the house. Grace believes these noises to be coming from ghosts in the house. But are these noises proof that the house is haunted or is Grace crazy? You’ll have to rent “The Others” or buy it to find out. Personally, I enjoyed the book for its suspense. The way the plotline developed, constantly changing my perceptions was incredible. This movie is one of the best suspense stories I have ever seen. It included everything that you expect to find in a great suspense movie, including, a woman living alone with her children, an old mansion, and creepy, inexplicable noises coming from the house. Despite having all the usual ingredients of a great suspense, the story takes a unique spin at the end, which really captivated me. I recommend renting this movie on a cool, dreary night when you can wrap up in a blanket and appreciate the suspense.
This is an excellent movie to watch if you enjoy suspenseful movies but not necessarily looking for the kind of horror movies with weird and fancy creatures attacking people. The movie relies on excellent performance by all characters rather than on special effects. There are scary scenes in the movie but they are limited. What makes it worth watching is the suspense that doesn't dissolve until the end when you come across something totally unexpected.
This is the only Nicole Kidman movie that i truly liked. Great ending and clever story.
**SPOILER BEGINS** Very good movie with excellent acting and an interesting premise: a haunted house story from the perspective of ghosts who think they are still alive. No, I didn't guess the ending, (well, I thought of it, along with about a dozen other ideas, most of which I thought were more likely than this one) and I wasn't bothered by it being very similar to the ending in The Sixth Sense. By the way, did anyone else notice that at one point, when Victor is supposed to be talking to Anne, Anne's jaw is moving as if she is the one who is actually doing the talking? This threw me off bigtime. **SPOILER ENDS** As I mentioned before, this film has outstanding acting. I pretty much expected the quality of Nicole Kidman's and Fionnula Flanagan's performances, but the kids, Christopher Eccleston and Alakina Mann were a pleasant surprise. Some of their facial expressions were downright incredible. Don't expect non-stop horror out of this one; the scary moments are there, but you have to wait for them. I had a great time trying to figure out what was going on, pretty much treating this movie like a mystery, and the movie came through for me. If you haven't seen The Others yet, I strongly suggest you do.
This movie is wonderful, but it is very suspenseful!!! It kept me on the edge of my seat since the beginning!! If you like suspense this is the movie for you!!! If you don't, I wouldn't reccomend it for you!!!It is very TWISTED!!!!
This movie starts out as a classic ghost story in a house where the characters begin to hear noises and have experiences with strange ghostly characters. The ending was the greatest twist in a movie. AND, I never saw it coming!
A genuinely creepy movie that left me thinking about it, with a sense of unease, much longer than I would have expected. Nicole Kidman was very good, but you have to see this movie if for no other reason than to marvel at the 2 young actors who play her children. I was going to say these are 2 of the best performances I've ever seen by children, but let's forget the ''children'' part and just say two of the best performances I've seen, period. Perfect,really. I didn't guess the ending (then again, I never do; ''Sixth Sense'''s ending came as a total surprise, and sometimes I wonder if all the people who say endings like these are so obvious are telling the truth). An excellent movie, kept from a fifth star only by its sometimes too-slow pace. Restored my faith in ghost/horror movies after suffering thru pure junk like ''13 Ghosts''.
An excellent movie that is underrated. Great plot twist. The cast is also great- especially the children. - Noga Delshad
'the others' is about what the title says, there are other people living in the old mansion, ghosts? or not? i enjoyed this movie because the ending is shocking and surprising.
Yes, this is a good thriller. Since the house has to be dark, it adds an air of mystery. You don't know what's behind that curtain, or in that shadow. The only dissapointing part of this movie is that you can guess the ending before you see it. Well, I did.
HEY! This movie was great. Fantastic. Out-of-the-box [thinking &] thriller! This had me at the edge of my seat the whole way there, I mean, to the ending. Heck, I watched this when I was eight and I loved it ever since. This movie's premise is about Hollywood superstar Nicole Kidman and three kids living in a remote and isolated mansion in a war, waiting for their father [or, in Nicole's case, husband] to come home, when the staff of servants disappear, they hire strange, secondary helpers until they turn up. But then strange, ghost-like things start happening. Recommended to everyone eight and up!
This movie starts out as a classic american ghost story in a house where the characters begin to hear noises and have experiences within to becoming the movie with the most incredible ending. Has to be without a doubt the best twist in movie history and I never saw it coming. Awesome!