Japan plucks ‘Rose’

World Brief

The Japanese TV ad for “The Exorcism of Emily Rose” has prompted a rash of viewer complaints to distrib Sony Pictures and the TV stations on which the ad has aired.

The problem comes toward the end, when the title character, possessed by the devil, assumes a pose reminiscent of the signature backward lean of figure skater Shizuka Arakawa, a national hero here following her gold medal perf in the Turin Olympics.

The film opened in Japan on March 11 on about 240 screens.

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