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It (2017)

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A group of bullied kids band together when a shapeshifting monster, taking the appearance of a clown, begins hunting children.

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In the Town of Derry, the local kids are disappearing one by one, leaving behind bloody remains. In a place known as 'The Barrens', a group of seven kids are united by their horrifying and strange encounters with an evil clown and their determination to kill It. Written by Emma Chapman

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Rated R for violence/horror, bloody images, and for language | See all certifications »

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$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$123,403,419, 10 September 2017, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$327,382,162, 7 December 2017
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Trivia

Bill Skarsgård has described Pennywise as being "such an extreme character. Inhumane." He added, "It's beyond even a sociopath, because he's not even human. He's not even a clown. I'm playing just one of the beings that It creates. It truly enjoys taking the shape of the clown Pennywise, and enjoys the game and the hunt." Skarsgård elaborated on his connection to the children, saying, "There's a childishness to the character, because he's so closely linked to the kids. The clown is a manifestation of the children's imaginations, so there's something child-like about that." See more »

Goofs

One of the televisions at the start of the film in one of the houses is a silver Sony CRT that was typical of the early 2000s rather than the late 1980s. See more »

Quotes

Richie Tozier: Hey Eddie, are these your birth control pills?
Eddie Kaspbrak: Yeah, I'm saving them for your sister!
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Crazy Credits

At the conclusion of the credits, as the title card is displayed, Pennywise's maniacal laugh can be heard. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Gruen XL: Harvey Norman vs Amazon.com (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

You Got It (The Right Stuff)
Written by Maurice Starr (as Larry Johnson)
Performed by New Kids on the Block
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Terrifyingly brilliant. You'll float too.
31 August 2017 | by See all my reviews

What persuaded me to watch this movie was the blessing bestowed upon it by the stories original creator, Stephen King, who claimed: "I wasn't prepared for how good it really was".

He's not wrong.

"IT" is quite extraordinary. The attention to detail, the subtle but effective comedic undertone and the exquisite cinematography not only do the original title proud, they make this re-imagining of the original classic even better than its predecessor.

It's a very scary film but what impressed me was how true the film sticks to the original's tricks; it isn't filled with loud in-your-face jump scares, in fact, a lot of what makes this film scary is the slick cinematography and intricate shadow play. The use of lighting and creation of atmosphere is what makes this film so tense, which is why it's perfectly suited for those who like Horror movies but without the obnoxious gore.

Watched the pre-release as a critic - August 28th.


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