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* OhCrap: A ''horse'' of all things gives a look that says this when Emily says that she is possessed by [[{{Satan}} Lucifer]] himself after naming all the other demons.

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* OhCrap: A ''horse'' of all things gives a look [[WideEyesAndShrunkenIrises look]] that says this when Emily says that she is possessed by [[{{Satan}} Lucifer]] himself after naming all the other demons.


* OhCrap: A ''horse'' of all people gives a look that says this when Emily says that she is possessed by [[{{Satan}} Lucifer]] himself.

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* OhCrap: A ''horse'' of all people things gives a look that says this when Emily says that she is possessed by [[{{Satan}} Lucifer]] himself. himself after naming all the other demons.


* OhCrap: A 'horse' of all people gives a look that says this when Emily says that she is possessed by [[{{Satan}} Lucifer]] himself.

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* OhCrap: A 'horse' ''horse'' of all people gives a look that says this when Emily says that she is possessed by [[{{Satan}} Lucifer]] himself.

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* OhCrap: A 'horse' of all people gives a look that says this when Emily says that she is possessed by [[{{Satan}} Lucifer]] himself.


* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: The premise of the film.

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* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: The premise of the film.Is Emily possessed or suffering from epilepsy/psychosis?

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* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: The premise of the film.


* HollywoodExorcism: As usual the exorcism is dramatized.

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* HollywoodExorcism: As usual the exorcism is dramatized. However, the prosecution's point of view is much less so, viewing it as a mentally unwell woman essentially being tortured.



** While sentencing is accurately shown to be scheduled for a later date, the defense requests, ''and gets'' immediate sentencing, which is very rare as sentencing is a complicated matter. The fact that the jury is immediately allowed to weigh in is also unusual, as is the judge going for their suggestion of "time served" without a second thought.

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** While sentencing is accurately shown to be scheduled for a later date, the defense requests, ''and gets'' immediate sentencing, which is very rare as sentencing is a complicated matter. The fact that the jury is immediately allowed to weigh in is also unusual, as is the judge going for their suggestion of "time served" without a second thought. (In the real case, the prosecution had recommended no one be jailed, and merely wanted the priest fined while the parents were exempted from jail time under German penal law for "suffering enough.")



* VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory: The real Anneliese Michel suffered from severe mental problems and epilepsy, stopped taking her medication and regularly starved herself. Her "exorcists", along with her parents, were convicted of negligent homicide after her death.

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* VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory: The real Anneliese Michel suffered from severe mental problems and epilepsy, stopped taking her medication and regularly starved herself. Her "exorcists", along with her parents, were convicted of negligent homicide after her death. Also the real story happened in Germany.


* HollywoodLaw: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhAcTYgwsnM

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* HollywoodLaw: https://www.With the majority of examples explained [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhAcTYgwsnMcom/watch?v=vhAcTYgwsnM here]], the general sum up is that the film gets a lot right, with a few obvious missteps:
** While the lawyers often do object at correct times, the way they ''phrase'' their objections is often incorrect (such as Thomas objecting to "silliness" when "irrelevance" would have been the correct way to do so).
** The defense puts Father Moore on the stand...and then barely asks him anything until after Thomas kicks him around in cross-examination, at which point the defense asks for (and is granted) another go at questioning.
** While sentencing is accurately shown to be scheduled for a later date, the defense requests, ''and gets'' immediate sentencing, which is very rare as sentencing is a complicated matter. The fact that the jury is immediately allowed to weigh in is also unusual, as is the judge going for their suggestion of "time served" without a second thought.


The story is told in flashbacks after Father Richard Moore (Creator/TomWilkinson), the priest who performed the exorcism and oversaw Emily's care, is arrested on charges of negligent homicide. The flashbacks are told from various perspectives, each providing [[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane a spiritual or medical reason]] for her condition and death. In an interesting twist, Father Moore is represented by an agnostic attorney, Erin Brunner (Laura Linney), and is prosecuted by a churchgoing Methodist, Ethan Thomas (Campbell Scott). Over the course of the trial, the jury and audience is asked to consider the possibility that Emily may have been possessed, and Erin is forced to confront her own beliefs regarding spirituality and morality.

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The story is told in flashbacks after Father Richard Moore (Creator/TomWilkinson), the priest who performed the exorcism and oversaw Emily's care, is arrested on charges of negligent homicide. The flashbacks are told from various perspectives, each providing [[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane a spiritual or medical reason]] for her condition and death. In an interesting twist, Father Moore is represented by an agnostic attorney, Erin Brunner (Laura Linney), (Creator/LauraLinney), and is prosecuted by a churchgoing Methodist, Ethan Thomas (Campbell Scott). Over the course of the trial, the jury and audience is asked to consider the possibility that Emily may have been possessed, and Erin is forced to confront her own beliefs regarding spirituality and morality.


''The Exorcism of Emily Rose'' is a 2005 horror/drama film that is loosely based on a Roman Catholic Church exorcism in 1976, performed on [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anneliese_Michel Anneliese Michel]]. It concerns the story of Emily Rose, a 19-year-old college student who suffers problems of a sufficiently ill-defined nature, that medicine and later an actual exorcism fail to cure. The movie refuses to make an explicit statement on whether the problems are psychotic or demonic, and whether the medicine and exorcism are helping or interfering with one another. Her questions unanswered, Emily eventually dies from self-injury and malnutrition.

The story is told in flashbacks after the priest who performed the exorcism and oversaw Emily's care is arrested on charges of negligent homicide. The flashbacks are told from various perspectives, each providing [[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane a spiritual or medical reason]] for her condition and death. In an interesting twist, the priest, Father Moore, is represented by an agnostic attorney, Erin Brunner, and is prosecuted by a churchgoing Methodist, Ethan Thomas. Over the course of the trial, the jury and audience is asked to consider the possibility that Emily may have been possessed, and Erin is forced to confront her own beliefs regarding spirituality and morality.

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''The Exorcism of Emily Rose'' is a 2005 horror/drama film directed by Creator/ScottDerrickson that is loosely based on a Roman Catholic Church exorcism in 1976, performed on [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anneliese_Michel Anneliese Michel]]. It concerns the story of Emily Rose, Rose (Creator/JenniferCarpenter), a 19-year-old college student who suffers problems of a sufficiently ill-defined nature, that medicine and later an actual exorcism fail to cure. The movie refuses to make an explicit statement on whether the problems are psychotic or demonic, and whether the medicine and exorcism are helping or interfering with one another. Her questions unanswered, Emily eventually dies from self-injury and malnutrition.

The story is told in flashbacks after Father Richard Moore (Creator/TomWilkinson), the priest who performed the exorcism and oversaw Emily's care care, is arrested on charges of negligent homicide. The flashbacks are told from various perspectives, each providing [[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane a spiritual or medical reason]] for her condition and death. In an interesting twist, the priest, Father Moore, Moore is represented by an agnostic attorney, Erin Brunner, Brunner (Laura Linney), and is prosecuted by a churchgoing Methodist, Ethan Thomas.Thomas (Campbell Scott). Over the course of the trial, the jury and audience is asked to consider the possibility that Emily may have been possessed, and Erin is forced to confront her own beliefs regarding spirituality and morality.

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* HollywoodLaw: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhAcTYgwsnM


''The Exorcism of Emily Rose'' is a 2005 horror/drama film that is loosely based on a Roman Catholic Church exorcism in 1979, performed on [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anneliese_Michel Anneliese Michel]]. It concerns the story of Emily Rose, a 19-year-old college student who suffers problems of a sufficiently ill-defined nature, that medicine and later an actual exorcism fail to cure. The movie refuses to make an explicit statement on whether the problems are psychotic or demonic, and whether the medicine and exorcism are helping or interfering with one another. Her questions unanswered, Emily eventually dies from self-injury and malnutrition.

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''The Exorcism of Emily Rose'' is a 2005 horror/drama film that is loosely based on a Roman Catholic Church exorcism in 1979, 1976, performed on [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anneliese_Michel Anneliese Michel]]. It concerns the story of Emily Rose, a 19-year-old college student who suffers problems of a sufficiently ill-defined nature, that medicine and later an actual exorcism fail to cure. The movie refuses to make an explicit statement on whether the problems are psychotic or demonic, and whether the medicine and exorcism are helping or interfering with one another. Her questions unanswered, Emily eventually dies from self-injury and malnutrition.


'''''The Exorcism of Emily Rose''''' is a 2005 horror/drama film that is loosely based on a Roman Catholic Church exorcism in 1979, performed on [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anneliese_Michel Anneliese Michel]]. It concerns the story of Emily Rose, a 19-year-old college student who suffers problems of a sufficiently ill-defined nature, that medicine and later an actual exorcism fail to cure. The movie refuses to make an explicit statement on whether the problems are psychotic or demonic, and whether the medicine and exorcism are helping or interfering with one another. Her questions unanswered, Emily eventually dies from self-injury and malnutrition.

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'''''The ''The Exorcism of Emily Rose''''' Rose'' is a 2005 horror/drama film that is loosely based on a Roman Catholic Church exorcism in 1979, performed on [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anneliese_Michel Anneliese Michel]]. It concerns the story of Emily Rose, a 19-year-old college student who suffers problems of a sufficiently ill-defined nature, that medicine and later an actual exorcism fail to cure. The movie refuses to make an explicit statement on whether the problems are psychotic or demonic, and whether the medicine and exorcism are helping or interfering with one another. Her questions unanswered, Emily eventually dies from self-injury and malnutrition.


'''''The Exorcism of Emily Rose''''' is a 2005 horror/thriller film that is loosely based on a Roman Catholic Church exorcism in 1979, performed on [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anneliese_Michel Anneliese Michel]]. It concerns the story of Emily Rose, a 19-year-old college student who suffers problems of a sufficiently ill-defined nature, that medicine and later an actual exorcism fail to cure. The movie refuses to make an explicit statement on whether the problems are psychotic or demonic, and whether the medicine and exorcism are helping or interfering with one another. Her questions unanswered, Emily eventually dies from self-injury and malnutrition.

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'''''The Exorcism of Emily Rose''''' is a 2005 horror/thriller horror/drama film that is loosely based on a Roman Catholic Church exorcism in 1979, performed on [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anneliese_Michel Anneliese Michel]]. It concerns the story of Emily Rose, a 19-year-old college student who suffers problems of a sufficiently ill-defined nature, that medicine and later an actual exorcism fail to cure. The movie refuses to make an explicit statement on whether the problems are psychotic or demonic, and whether the medicine and exorcism are helping or interfering with one another. Her questions unanswered, Emily eventually dies from self-injury and malnutrition.


* ChristianityIsCatholic: Downplayed in that the prosecuting attorney is a devout Methodist but the religious aspect of the story is portrayed from the perspective of Father Moore and Emily Rose, both devoutly Catholic, and makes strong use of Catholic imagery and theology.

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* ChristianityIsCatholic: Downplayed [[DownplayedTrope Downplayed]] in that the prosecuting attorney is a devout Methodist Methodist, but the religious aspect of the story is portrayed from the perspective of Father Moore and Emily Rose, both devoutly Catholic, and makes strong use of Catholic imagery and theology.



* ManySpiritsInsideOfOne: In one scene Emily speaks with the voices of many demons, who claim to have possessed multiple well-known criminals, murderers or traitors like Judas. One may wonder why they go after a normal girl, but the truth is different from its toned down adaptation. In Anneliese's case demons weren't claiming they possessed those people, they claimed to ''be'' them, aside from the one who claimed to be [[{{Satan}} Lucifer]].

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* ManySpiritsInsideOfOne: In one scene Emily speaks with the voices of many demons, who claim to have possessed multiple well-known criminals, murderers or traitors like Judas. One may wonder why they go after a normal girl, but the truth is different from its toned down adaptation. In Anneliese's case case, demons weren't claiming they possessed those people, they claimed to ''be'' them, aside from the one who claimed to be [[{{Satan}} Lucifer]].



* TheRashomon: Happens as the prosecuting attorney attempts to refute the fantastic claims made by the defense witnesses. To highlight this, the defense flashbacks have a horrifying and stylized look while the prosecution flashbacks have a grim, but more realistic look. Interestingly, the film's script was co-written by a Christian and an agnostic, so the two versions of the flashbacks could be said to represent the two writers' different views.

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* TheRashomon: RashomonStyle: Happens as the prosecuting attorney attempts to refute the fantastic claims made by the defense witnesses. To highlight this, the defense flashbacks have a horrifying and stylized look while the prosecution flashbacks have a grim, but more realistic look. Interestingly, the film's script was co-written by a Christian and an agnostic, so the two versions of the flashbacks could be said to represent the two writers' different views.

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