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Hush (1998)

 -  Drama | Thriller  -  6 March 1998 (USA)
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Helen is the young girlfriend of good-looking Jackson Baring. When Helen gets pregnant and marries Jackson, they decide to move to his hometown, Kilronan, and have a baby there. But his ... See full summary »

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Helen is the young girlfriend of good-looking Jackson Baring. When Helen gets pregnant and marries Jackson, they decide to move to his hometown, Kilronan, and have a baby there. But his mother Martha, who lives there, starts to do weird things, and obviously she's not too friendly to Helen. Written by Anonymous

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When Jackson brought home his new bride, she was everything a mother would kill for. See more »

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Rated PG-13 for some violence, sensuality and brief strong language | See all certifications »
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Bloodline  »

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$5,742,431 (USA) (6 March 1998)

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$13,513,622 (USA) (29 May 1998)
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Many scenes in the trailer did not make the final cut because they re-shot the movie almost two years after it was first finished. The original version had, among other changes, a climatic fight between the two ladies with one dying. It was re-shot following bad feedback from test audiences. See more »

Goofs

The church service takes place in the evening but when Jackson, Helen, and Martha return to the farmhouse, it appears to be daytime in the kitchen. The same thing occurs when Helen is talking to Martha in the kitchen late at night while Jackson is sleeping on the couch. See more »

Quotes

Martha Baring: You show a lot of potential for a city girl
Helen: Thank you. You are an excellent liar
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References Rosemary's Baby (1968) See more »

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As I Walked Out One Evening
Written by W.H. Auden (1938)
Used by permission of Curtis Brown Ltd.
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High camp in Virginia
22 April 2005 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

Jonathan Darby is credited with the writing/directing of this misconceived movie. As an auteur, Mr. Darby, doesn't bring anything new to the medium. "Hush" proves to be a total waste as it appears Mr. Darby had nothing in the way to control the over the top campy performance of Jessica Lange.

Ms. Lange is at her worst as Martha, the evil mother behind all the scheming in the film. Her love for her son, and hatred for her daughter-in-law, gives the actress an opportunity to do some of the worst emoting in any film in recent memory. Gwyneth Paltrow must be questioned for her choice of material. Didn't she smell the aroma in reading the script? Oh well, let's hope she was able to ask for millions of dollars for appearing in this turkey. Jonathan Schaech doesn't fare better. Nina Foch is the only one who comes out the best in her small role of Alice, Martha's wise mother-in-law who has seen right through what's going on.

This is a film to watch with friends after having a few drinks, then one might enjoy the "masterpiece" some avid fans thought "Hush" was.


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