Following his mother's death, Mark is sent to Maine to visit his aunt and uncle while his father goes on a business trip to Tokyo. Mark meets his cousin, Henry, and the two quickly form a friendship. However, Henry begins to show signs of violent behavior that worry Mark. Written by
Charlie Korsmo was originally offered the role of Mark Evans, with a salary of $1 million, but he turned it down, as he had retired from acting two years prior. The role and salary eventually went to Elijah Wood. See more »
The bed shown in Richard's room at the beginning of the movie, seen by Mark, is not the same bed or bed spread shown later in the movie when the mother and father are in Richard's room. See more »
Oh wait, I just remembered... she's not my mom anymore, she's yours. Isn't that what you said? She's your mother now.
Your mom, my mom... what the hell? We'll both miss her.
I'll kill you first...
Poor Mark... so violent... so disturbed. If you don't watch out, they're gonna lock you up.
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This is one of my favorite movies. Macaulay Culkin was excellent in this. The Good Son is about Mark(Elijah Wood), a young boy suffering in the recent loss of his mother, going to visit his aunt, uncle, and two cousins in Maine while his dad takes a business trip to Tokyo. Cousin Henry Evans(Macaulay Culkin) is Mark's age and they soon become good friends and have loads of fun each day, but soon Mark starts to see another side of Henry when they start putting some of Henry's ideas into action, including throwing a dummy called Mr.Highway over an overpass that causes a huge multi car wreck and a big smile on Henry's face, and shooting a dog with a homemade gun. Mark starts to think Henry deliberatly tried to kill his liitle brother years ago, and is plotting to kill the rest of the family. This movie is a bit disturbing, but good all the same.
Rated R for Violence and Language.
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