Mom And Dad

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5.51 h 25 min2017X-RayR
A teenage girl and her little brother must survive a wild 24 hours during which a mass hysteria of unknown origins causes parents to turn violently on their own kids.
Directors
Brian Taylor
Starring
Nicolas CageSelma BlairAnne Winters
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SuspenseHorror
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English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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Supporting actors
Joseph D. ReitmanZackary ArthurOlivia CroccichiaLance HenriksenSamantha LemoleRobert Cunningham
Producers
Chris LemoleTim ZajarosBrian Taylor
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ENTERTAINMENT ONE U.S. LP
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R (Restricted)
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Fryzilla: King of the MonstersReviewed in the United States on July 5, 2020
4.0 out of 5 stars
Fear Thy Parents
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I...I'm just at awe with this. This is a brutal and dark horror comedy that took me by surprise. Just the idea of parents turning psychotic and murdering their children is just terrifying, and it doesn't help that people have killed their own kids in real life. The acting is fantastic, especially from Nicolas Cage who just goes all out crazy, even during the scenes where he's supposed to be normal he still acts a little unhinged. Like I said before, this movie is brutal with over-the-top kills and violence. It also has some pretty chilling scenes, the most to me are the scenes with people waiting for their kids in the SAT course and the fathers eyeing at the newborn babies at the hospital's nursery like a pack of wolves. Even scenes that you can see coming a mile away are still shocking to watch. I like that they don't give a definitive reason for why parents across the world are going insane and killing their kids, and I like how they have a tv screen or monitor near one of the parents go to static to show them going nuts, or maybe it's some kind of trigger? However, I do have to agree with the other reviewers in saying that the ending is kind of a letdown, in that it just ends with no real resolution. Also the daughter's boyfriend getting knocked out a dozen times is pretty ridiculous. Overall this movie was an absolute rollercoaster ride of intense action, disturbing ideas, and some good laughs.
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JoeReviewed in the United States on July 17, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Movie was shot on my street.
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This movie was partially shot on my street. My house and car are in several scenes. Not a lot of movies shot in Louisville KY and ever fewer shot on my street. The house they were using is 3 houses from mine. Was fun watching a movie being shot. Never realized how many people are behind the camera. Nick Cage and Selma Blair did come over and do a meet and greet. it was like a big neighbor hood party.

The movie was OK, say 3 out of 5.The plot of the movie was interesting. Considering the subject matter, the movie was a lot less bloody than it could have been. Interesting phycological / horror movie. Not one of Nick Cage's best performance. The director of this movie worked on one of Nick's previous movies. The reason for 5 stars, my house was in the movie of course!
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Fred AdelmanReviewed in the United States on April 15, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
A mini-classic of comedic horror
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Warning: SLIGHT SPOILERS!!! For those of you who think homegrown films aren't good any more, may I point you to MOM AND DAD (2017), the most bat-s**t crazy film of 2017? Yes, Nicolas Cage (MANDY - 2017) stars in a film that was tailor-made for him and only he could pull off, as it is remarkable from beginning to end. It will make you howl with laughter, cringe in fright and play with all of your emotions for 90 minutes non-stop. The film concentrates on one family: father Brent (Cage), mother Kendall (Selma Blair; HELLBOY - 2004), rambunctious & rebellious teenage daughter Carly (Anne Winters) and inquisitive young son Josh (Zackary Arthur). Both Brent and Kendall are going through their own mid-life crisis and it is obvious that their marriage is on the rocks. Over breakfast, Carly says she wants to spend the night with her friends, but Kendall says no, Brent's parents are coming over for dinner tonight and it would be nice if they see their granddaughter. Brent says he knows what Carly really wants to do tonight, spend the evening with her black boyfriend Damon (Robert Cunningham), but he is adamant that he doesn't want her to ever see him again. Carly says she knows the real reason why he doesn't want her to see Damon, it's because he's black, but Brent denies it, saying he was once seventeen, too, and he knows how boys think at that age (Sex, Sex, Sex! Brent then says, "Now the world you kids are living in. The things you've seen on the internet. Mouth to dildo, dildo to ass, ass to ass! Hi Brent! Anal beads."!!!) and that's the reason he doesn't want her to see him (It turns out later in the film that Brent is telling the truth; the color of Damon's skin doesn't bother him, but he doesn't want his daughter to turn out like her mother; pregnant at an early age, destroying both of their lives!). While Brent is at his dead-end job and Kendall is at a gym working out (she wants to have a "young" body, like she had as a teenager), something strange happens to every adult. For some undisclosed reason (we are given very little information, except for a couple of quick shots showing it could have come from TV screen static!) all adults now want to kill their children, as Carly finds out with her best friend Riley (Olivia Crocicchia) while she is in school. All the parents are at the front of the school behind a police blockade, looking for their children so they can kill them! It doesn't take long for the large group of parents to break-through the police blockade and rush to find their children When they catch them, they put plastic bags over their heads, impale them on flag poles and other grisly sights! During this stampede, Carly and Riley escape and go to Riley's house, where Riley's drunken Mom cuts her daughter's throat, but leaves Carley alone. It seems the parents only want to kill their children and no one else, that is, unless they get in the way (Even Damon's father tries to kill him with a broken beer bottle, but Damon escapes with only a cut on his arm. Then we get to the meat of the film, where Carly rushes home to save her brother, only to discover housekeeper Sun-Yi (Olivia Crocicchia) has murdered her own young daughter and is cleaning up her blood on the floor. Since Carly knows Sun-Yi won't hurt her or Josh, she tells her to go home, which she does. Carly finds Josh under his bed and tells him to hurry, they must get out of the house immediately before Mon and Dad get home, but they are too late, as both Brent and Kendall arrive home with murder on their mind. (In Brent and Kendall's state of mind during this, they act like their marriage is perfect!). I won't tell you what happens next, but I will say this: It is one of the most inventive films of 2017, as Carly and Josh lock themselves in the basement, so Mom and Dad come up with some very unique ways to force their children out of the basement (Brent: "Your effing mother said to open this door! And mother******rs, you're going to open this mother******g door!"). It's not only hilarious, but it is also brutal, as the children always manage to escape just in the nick of time. When they are cornered and it looks like it is the end for Carly & Josh, Brent's parents (played by an excellent Lance Henriksen and Marilyn Dodds Frank) show up for dinner and guess what they want to do? That's right, they want to kill Brent (and Kendall when she gets in the way!). What happens next is best for you to discover. If you are looking for answers why this is happening to parents, you will be disappointed because this film gives you none (It only implies it, as conspiracy nuts appear on TV saying that it is a terrorist plot or our own government is doing it to control the population. Even Doctor Oz has his own theory!), but this film needs no answers because it is a riot from beginning to end. Nicolas Cage is wonderful as a father who daydreams about his teenage years and talks to Josh like he is an adult (I wish my father did this!). When he threatens Carly with a battery-powered saw, he says, "It's a Sawzall. That means it saws ALL!" I have to say that I laughed so loud, soda shot out of my nose! Selma Blair is also remarkable as the mother, who keeps on smiling and telling Carly, "You're part of a family, Carly, and that means you love each other even when you can't stand each other, and you give a crap even when you don't give a crap." (I wish I didn't have to cleanse this review of swear words, because they play an important part of the film), when all Kendall wants to do is kill her! Director/screenwriter Brian Taylor, who co-wrote/co-directed the cult film CRANK (2006) and its equally good sequel CRANK: HIGH VOLTAGE (2009) as well as GAMER (2009) and many episodes of the full-tilt-bozo TV series HAPPY (2017-2019), has given us a film that all parents should watch. They will not want to murder their children after viewing it, but they will understand all the nearly-hidden asides that tells them what it takes to be a parent, warts and all. This is also a film that has the perfect ending. I will not tell you how it ends, but the dialogue spoken made me clap my hands in approval, even though I am not a parent (This film basically showed me why I never wanted to become a parent!). I haven't even touched on many of the film's outrageous scenes, including Brent singing "The Bunny Hop" while he is destroying a pool table he just built from scratch (all because Kendall asked if they could afford it!) and the talk Brent gives Josh about his father's Firebird (which plays a part in the film's finale). You really need to see this, please take my word for it! Oh, and before I forget, this film shows that duct tape does have a million-and-one uses (When in doubt, duct tape is the answer.)!
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Amy NY1Reviewed in the United States on March 17, 2018
4.0 out of 5 stars
Home Alone with a different concept, funny and stupid .
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I thought this was funny and had a cute twist only this was really a twisted story . It may give younger kids bad dreams , so I don't know if I could call this a family movie lol. As funny as it was , the what if this could actually happen factor plays on your mind . And I say that with all the chemicals that we know are used to fight wars and bring a society to it's knees. Imagine that it could happen bringing the parental population to self destruct and kill. By exposing them to some kind of gas or radio frequency that makes the parents snap out and try or do kill their kids .What better way to bring the family unit down. Of course the casts acting was very good .The kids won this battle in the end and it is like Home Alone with a different concept .
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Schroeder (Cult Movies Magazine)Reviewed in the United States on October 16, 2018
1.0 out of 5 stars
Movie has NO ENDING (movie cuts off), no kidding. I wanted to like this movie, HUGE disappointment
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HATE THE ENDING, oh wait, there is no ending ! What the hell was the director thinking. I truly wanted to like this movie and it just never takes off. Does not explain itself, does not give any kind of origin why the parents are killing their children. Assumption, signals sent through TV force parents to kill their kids. This is something that could have been great but was not executed well at all. Someone needs to re-make this movie who understands what horror/gore fans like. Another movie tossed into the trash, HUGE disappointment.
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skellimaeReviewed in the United States on January 22, 2020
2.0 out of 5 stars
Very strange... and not in a good way
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I’m a huge horror movie fan and watching the previews for this I thought it was going to be awesome and a good entry into the horror genre! Honestly I’m not sure what this was... unfortunately I bought it on Bluray here and opened it so I’m stuck with it, but this movie was seriously all over the place, and I’m not even sure I’d classify it as a horror movie to be honest. They don’t give you any explanation for why things are happening the way they are, and the things that bugged me the most about this movie is the ending... it literally cuts right off and goes to credits and left me and my boyfriend going WTF. Bad way to finish a film... just strange. Best part of this film hands down was the grandparents, and that’s the only thing keeping it from being one star! Otherwise this is one messy, thrown together, poorly acted film.
Garrett M.Reviewed in the United States on December 31, 2018
1.0 out of 5 stars
Came here looking for a terrible Nicholas Cage movie
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I wanted to find something that was so bad, it was funny (think Troll 2, Weatherman, Knowing, etc.). This movie was more along the lines of Dog Eat Dog, which had a lot of graphic, senseless violence and major plot holes, and not enough goofy, cheesy dialogue or characteristic Nic Cage freakout moments. Probably wouldn’t watch it again. Due to the sheer volume of Nic Cage movies out there, there is really no reason to watch this one. I would have rather watched Wickerman again, which is one of his best of this genre
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Eddie R. GarciaReviewed in the United States on June 24, 2018
4.0 out of 5 stars
Pretty good!
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I knew I would enjoy this from the start when the retro credits started. I would put this up there with "Cooties", except here is adults killing kids versus kids killing adults. Had some very wyd moments and both Cage and Blair were fun to watch. Oh and Lance Henriksen's cameo was awesome!
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