Orphan (Psychology Proj.)

Topics: Borderline personality disorder, Personality disorder, Antisocial personality disorder Pages: 9 (1892 words) Published: March 18, 2011
Directed by:
Jaume Collet-Serra

I. Summary

The story of the movie entitled “ORPHAN” is all about a 33 year old woman who has a condition called Hypopituitarism, which is a condition that stunned her physical appearance that made her, looked like a 9 year old girl.

The story begins when Kate Coleman lose her third child, she was so depressed because of what happened to her child. Kate and John decided to adopt a child from an orphanage; they chose a 9 year old girl named Esther because of her skills in painting. As they arrive on their residence, Max (little sister) embraces Esther and Daniel, who doesn’t want to accept Esther as his sister because Esther gets more attention from her father, ignored her. Kate become more suspicious of Esther because of the incident happened to her classmate, but Max saw the whole thing and kept the secret for Esther. One day, Sister Abigail came to warned Kate and John that whenever Esther is around bad things happened, Esther heard what Sister Abigail said. As Sister Abigail left their house, Esther pushed Max to the path causing Sister Abigail to crash on a tree and rush over to check if Max got hurt, Esther killed Sister Abigail by hitting her with a hammer in the head, after this she convinced Max to help her to hide the hammer and the body of Sister Abigail. Kate tried to convince John about Esther’s strange doings but John didn’t want to listen and keep on believing on Esther. Daniel discovered that Esther killed Sister Abigail and found out that the hammer is hidden in his tree house, Daniel tried to retrieve the hammer but Esther found it and tried to kill Daniel by burning the tree house and leaving Daniel inside to die. Daniel escaped and fell down from the tree house, Esther tried to kill Daniel with a rock but Max stopped her, Daniel was rush on the hospital and Esther sneak out on Daniel’s room and tried to kill him again with a pillow but the doctors revived him and Kate having the feeling that Esther was behind of what happened to Daniel, slapped Esther and go in a rampage. John decided to go home with Max and Esther and left Kate in the hospital to rest. Esther tried to seduce John but he declined, Esther run to her room crying and started removing her fake teeth and make up to reveal her true identity and planned on killing John. At the hospital, Kate received a call from a doctor at the Saarne Institute that revealed the true identity of Esther who is called Leena Klammer, Kate ran from the hospital to save John from Esther, but Esther already killed John and Max saw what Esther did to her father and Max ran away and hide from her. When Kate found the dead body of John, Esther found the gun that is hidden in the safe and shoots Kate in the arm, and found Max at the green house and tried to shoot Max but Kate breaks the glass ceiling and knocks Esther, Kate took the gun and run away with max. Esther found Kate and Max at the frozen lake and the two started fighting, Max tried to save her mother by killing Esther but Max missed and shot the ice and it broke it causing them to fall down. Kate climbs out first and Esther was clinging on her legs, Esther called Kate mommy and she beg not to let her die but Kate declined and kicked her straight in the face and let Esther sinked in the pond. Kate and Max run to the police and report what happened to them.

II. Body

A. Introduction
The title of the movie is “Orphan”, is a 2009 American horror movie. The main character named Esther Coleman has different disorders.

• Hypopituitarism
Hypopituitarism is a growth hormone deficiency that decreases the muscle mass, central
obesity. Esther has a growth retardation and short failure. Her mother (Kate Coleman)
thought she was a child but she doesn’t know that her adopted daughter have this kind of

• Proportion Dwarfism
Proportion Dwarfism or primordial dwarfism is short stature resulting from a particular
medical condition....
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