MALEVOLENCE IS A GIFT
Orphan is a thriller, a perverted movie that will appeal to students of criminology. It is superbly well-acted by Isabelle Fuhrman. Her adoptive mother, however, plays a pathetic woman because SHE IS A PATHETIC WOMAN in real life. Even her face w/o make-up shows how naturally pathetic she is. Otherwise the film is a total success. There is a sinister, dark, shadowy beauty in Esther that is capable of infinite power. She was capable of doing unmentionable mischief -which she does- with the coolness of a criminal who doesn't have anything to lose. The most important feature of the film is Esther's beauty. She is awesome and all her actions are petrifyingly evil. Once you know Esther, you want to have Esther.