Character actor Michael Shannon has been nominated for his second Oscar for his role in the 2016 thriller Nocturnal Animals. "No Small Parts" takes a look at some of the other characters he's played in the past.
A boy obsessed with 50s sci-fi movies about aliens has a recurring dream about a blueprint of some kind, which he draws for his inventor friend. With the help of a third kid, they follow it and build themselves a spaceship. Now what?
A child meets the monster that lives under his bed. He even becomes one of his best friends. Soon the child discovers a whole new world of fun and games under his bed where pulling pranks on kids and other monsters is the main attraction. Written by
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I saw this movie a few months ago with my young children and was a bit shocked how foul the movie was. Maybe when I was a young boy I found it intriguing, but as a father I don't think I'd want my kids exposed to that stuff until they're older and have a moral framework in place.
There are several instances of severe curse words - including sh*t, b*tch, a**hole, etc. and directed toward people, no less. The whole movie is premised around a boy's exploration of a demonic fantasy land and playing practical jokes on other kids while his parents are going through an awful divorce. This is where I first remember hearing the vulgar phrase for a bra: over-the-shoulder-boulder-holder. Not something I particularly want my 10 year old to know about. And then a scene where they pee into a jar and make it look like apple juice for a kid to drink the next day. Very vulgar and my 10 year old laughed hilariously, but I found it a bit too much for that age. It seems like only the mind of an adult who went through ugly times of a parental divorce could come up with a story like this.
It reminds me of the recent Where the Wild Things Are movie. Just dysfunctional. Disturbing and not feel-good. Absolutely do not think this is a PG movie that you can take any child under 10 to watch. It's just too disturbing.
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