The Moth Diaries is a huge disappointment from a director I love. Maybe it's because I'm not a 13 year old girl, I don't know, but it's all the girls boarding school, self harm, Vampirism, suicide, best friends forever, lesbian experimentation, miserable goth nonsense that I didn...
Acclaimed director Mary Harron returns with the chilling story of Rebecca (Sarah Bolger), a young girl who, haunted by her father's suicide, enrolls in an elite boarding school for girls. Before long,... read more
DVD Release Date: August 28, 2012
Stats: 134 reviews
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October 21, 2012
My main problem with it, is that its quite slow. I also didn't care for the narrative. Other than that, I thought it was a good story, and I liked the atmosphere of the movie. I thought the leads were good. Not amazing or anything, but definitely not bad.
Overall, it was intere...
October 13, 2012fb555928095
The Moth Diaries is a well-made attempt at an original take on the vampire genre, and its solid performances and subtle sense of horror take it a long ways. Unfortunately, it is a film that doesn't quote deliver on its premise or its pretensions. Still, much more impressive tha...
October 3, 2012
For the most part its a pretty good film, slowly building the mystery, a dark creepy tone, the girl actresses are good for the most part, but the ending is quite underwhelming, i was expecting a bit more then what they give us, overall a decent, if minor genre film
September 27, 2012
In my opinion there is nothing supernatural or chilling about this movie. You know from the very beginning that you are dealing with a student that is a vampire and that she is after Rebecca and only using her friend as a food source. There are so many elements to this story that...
September 25, 2012
Two years after the tragic suicide of her father, Rebecca (Sarah Bolger) goes to college with her best friend Lucie (Sarah Gadon), and she's put her past behind her - until the new girl Ernessa (Lily Cole) shows up, and seemingly wants to take over Rebecca's life.
First she take...
September 9, 2012ThomasJayWilliams
Aiming high, thus-far dependable American director Mary Harron (American Psycho, I Shot Andy Warhol, The Notorious Betty Page) has a dreadful misfire on her hands with The Moth Diaries. It is a nearly all female, goth-ish, coming-of-age teen-drama starring Sarah Bolger (In Ameri...
September 3, 2012fb677587177
Don't let all the negative reviews fool you. I actually really enjoyed this movie. It's true that it tries too hard and takes itself too seriously, but that somehow manages to lend to its appeal. The characters are just creepy enough to be intriguing and the plot, while not witho...
April 22, 2012fb33703014
Bad Mary Harron, BAD! Don't waste your talents on this shit. This is the kind of stale ballyhoo my wife half-watches on Lifetime on Sundays. If it weren't for Lily Cole it'd be abysmal, but at least she looks good and can act, unlike everyone else in this fucking thing (and Sc...
March 20, 2012fb100000185985883
Unlike Mary Harron's impeccably constructed masterpiece, "American Psycho", whether or not "The Moth Diaries" has any subtext is a mystery, as the surface is indescribably haunting, beautiful, and entrancing enough to distract one from looking. Unfortunately, saccharine smiles o...
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