Movie information

There's something wrong with Esther. Rated R: Restricted (Under 17 Requires Accompanying Parent or Adult Guardian) -- Rated R for disturbing violent content, some sexuality and language.
About the film:
Kate Coleman, a young mother devastated by the loss of a baby (and her resulting inability to conceive more children), decides, along with her husband, John, to fill the empty space in their broken hearts by adopting another child. Little could they know that the child they adopt, Esther, would turn out to be anything other than what they hoped for.
Rated R for disturbing violent content, some sexuality and language.
Box Office: Opening weekend: $12.87 mil. (2750 theaters) | Domestic Total: $41.6 mil.
Reviews: Fresh or Rotten? See reviews for this film at RottenTomatoes.com

comments powered by Disqus

The following are comments from our old comment system.

Florence – USA
January 14, 2012 - 07:35
Subject: Have a nice day, bro!

What a great blog

Gwenelda – nINbPMdtMtVrH
October 27, 2011 - 23:11
Subject: VnYhWksEFyv

Good to see a tnlaet at work. I can't match that.

Moira White – ont,canada
July 27, 2009 - 10:37
Subject: Amazing looking

While watching this movie trailer it gave me chills.. Looks like it will be a great horror movie! I don't think that it will change anyones view on adopting a child because everyone knows its just a movie. But anyways theirs always going to be a few that enjoying bashing down someones idea... Its just a horror movie a good looking one its not the only one that has a evil orphan child in it... and people still adopt..

July 25, 2009 - 19:14
Subject: orphan movie opinion

i am not related whit this kindo of job of kind but i do agree that this will have a awfully bad to adoption cause people have a terrible imagination. sure no one expect to adopt a devil-child, but they will be afraid of what they are putting in their lives, and i am pretty sure that the gov dont let anyone adopt a kid whit anykind of problem whithout advising. they are not passing a product whit malfunction, are childrens, lives!

katy – florida
June 09, 2009 - 11:48

i think this movie looks good and scary lol....

Deb Thomas – Pittsburgh PA
June 04, 2009 - 10:46
Subject: Orphan movie

As an adoption professional, I cannot imagine a greater disservice to the many children in this country hoping for a permanent family. This movie undermines the huge expense, hard work, expertise and time that government and private agencies invest in finding homes for waiting children. What a travesty this movie is and what damage it will do to the children and youth already traumatized by not having a family. It must not be aired.

JD – pittsburgh pa
June 03, 2009 - 15:08
Subject: this is unexceptable

I am a professional adoption worker in believing that every child deserves permanency in his or her life. I am a huge advocate for older youth in finding permanency for every one of them. This movie is disgraceful and appalling. It sets a stage that every youth is like this which is not the case. This movie can’t be aired and needs to be destroyed. This is one of the worse movies that has ever been written and hope everyone can see the repercussion if this is shown.

Reply to JD
Wayne Fleming – Newton,NC
July 23, 2009 - 13:07
Subject: Re: this is unexceptable

This movie is a work of fiction,anyone can choose to be offended if they so desire.Don't watch the movie,plain and simple.Being an adopted child is not the problem with the character,being evil for what the reason,is the problem.

Ande Meixel – PA
June 02, 2009 - 15:18
Subject: Orphan Movie

I received an alert about this movie from other professionals in the adoption field and viewed the trailer and visited the website. I have to say that it is indeed a HORROR MOVIE. I find it absurd that educated people would delight in making a film that blatantly flies in the face of every child waiting for a family to claim them, to love them and to protect them. After nearly 15 years in the field of adoption and foster care and witnessing the joys of families coming together a film comes out to dismiss parentless children and to purposefully scare would-be families from adoption. Why not make a movie about the process of adopting a child or an older youth and show the public the process of how a child becomes a ward of the court, is then care for in foster care homes, and prepared for the possibility adoption. Some of these children will make another step and finalize their adoption. Then what happens after that gavel hits the judge’s desk; life does move forward. Have the American producers, playwrights, financial backers, and actors no compassion for a child's innocence? This movie clearly documents a resounding NO!! I will gladly forward the email sent to me to other professionals in the child welfare field and everyone else in my address book. This is not a productive and entertaining way to spend their money.

Brian Davis – Willow Grove, PA
June 01, 2009 - 10:03
Subject: Orphan Movie

With over 140 million orphans in the world waiting for families, it is unfortunate to have a movie distributed in this day and age that reinforces the American cultural bias against adoption of older children (and a bias that adopted children “are not our own”). These orphans are the most vulnerable among us, and the collateral damage to them from this film is too great if it discourages even one family from adopting an older child.

I speak from personal experience of adopting an older child. After having three biological children, we adopted our youngest son when he was seven years old – he is every bit our child as our biological children, and we can no more imagine our lives without him than our other children. I hope that all involved in promoting this film find outlets for promoting adoption so that other families and orphans can be joined together to experience the same joy that we have experienced.

Kevin Jenks – Franklin, TN
June 01, 2009 - 09:31
Subject: Orphan movie theme

As an adoptive parent who cannot imagine loving my daughter more than I do, the theme of this movie absolutely disgusts me. I am making it my goal that none of my friends or acquaintances will see this movie.