Posted on 11/24/09 11:58 AM
Orphan is a well-made movie with an ending (not the twist) that simply didn't do it for me. It's my understanding that the film had an original ending that was too bleak for a test screening. That's too bad. This is a horror film and there shouldn't be sugar coated finales. That said, the film has a lot of strengths, but the area it shines the most is with Isabelle Fuhrman's performance, she did absolutely wonderful. It's a shame she'll more than likely be ignored by the time the Oscars roll around (they don't acknowledge this genre). Really, hats off to her, she gave one of my favorite performances of the year.