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Stoker Movie Quotes

Updated June 8, 2017 175 votes 27 voters 10.3k views11 items

"Stoker" movie quotes help viewers unravel the mystery that follows in a strange family dynamic after the death of a father. The film was directed by Park Chan-wook using a screenplay written by Ted Foulke. "Stoker" was the last film produced Tony Scott who died during production. Ridley Scott and Michael Costigan also produced the psychological thriller which was released on March 1, 2013, following a debut at the Sundance Film Festival.

In "Stoker," the Stoker family is rocked when father Richard (Dermot Mulroney) dies suddenly and mysteriously. Left are mother Evelyn (Nicole Kidman) and daughter India (Mia Wasikowska), who have a strained at best relationship. Immediately following Richard's passing, his brother Charlie (Matthew Goode), who Evelyn didn't know existed, appears and begins to form a relationship with her and India.

The family dynamic takes a bizarre turn when Charlie and Evelyn develop a romantic relationship and he moves into their family home. But it also starts getting even stranger as Charlie begins to manipulate both women, much to the displeasure of aunt Gwendolyn (Jacki Weaver). Both Evelyn and India are drawn to Charlie, though in different ways, and each subtly pick up on his ulterior motives, which are far from peaceful.

"Stoker" brings a slow and dark noir presence in an early 2013 movie season filled with comedies, action films and family movies such as "A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III," "Side Effects," "Identity Thief," "Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters," "Stand Up Guys," "Warm Bodies," "Bullet to the Head," "Movie 43," "Django Unchained," "Killing Them Softly," "Hitchcock," "Skyfall," "Lincoln," "Flight," "Playing for Keeps," and "Silver Linings Playbook."
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    Cruel Twist of Fate

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    Reverend: "Richard Stoker was a family man, taken from us by a cruel twist of fate, the reasons for which are unknown."

    During the funeral for Richard Stoker, the reverend touches slightly on how Richard died, but does not elaborate. This mystery, along with the strange family dynamic that forms following Richard's death, makes for quite the thrilling plot of the film.
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    Why We Have Children

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    Evelyn: "You know I've often wondered why it is we have children in the first place and the conclusion I've come to is at some point in our lives we realize things are, they're screwed up beyond repair. So we decide to start again, wipe the slate clean, start fresh and we have children, little carbon copies we can turn to and say, you will do things I cannot. You will succeed where I have failed because we want someone to get it right this time. But not me, personally speaking I cannot wait to see life tear you apart. India, who are you? You were supposed to love me, weren't you?"

    Evelyn, clearly unstable after the death of her husband, expresses her thoughts on having children and her ill will towards daughter India. As if losing her father is not tough enough for India, having a crazy mother makes things so much worse.
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    I Want It to Be Your Decision Too

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    Charlie: "In about 60 seconds your mother's going to be telling you I'm going to be staying here a while but I want it to be your decision too."

    As part of his manipulation of both India and Evelyn, Charlie talks to India about him moving into their family home. He wants her to feel powerful now so he can harness that power later on.
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    What Do You Want from Me?

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    India: "What do you want from me?"
    Charlie: "To be friends"
    India: "We don't need to be friends. We're family."

    In an almost forced interaction between India and her uncle Charlie, India question Charlie's motive for his actions. As most anyone would agree, estranged uncle Charlie moving in with Evelyn and India so soon after Richard's death might suggest something suspicious.
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