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Willard (2003)

PG-13  |   |  Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi  |  14 March 2003 (USA)
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A young man with an unusual connection to rats uses them at his own sociopathic will.

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This is the story of Willard Stiles who is a social misfit taking care of his ill and fragile but verbally abusive mother Henrietta in a musty old mansion that is also home to a colony of rats. Willard then finds himself constantly humiliated in front of his co-workers and is eventually fired by his cruel and uncaring boss, Mr. Frank Martin, a vicious man whose professional interest in Willard extends to a personal financial one. Written by Anthony Pereyra <hypersonic91@yahoo.com>

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When the cat's away, the rats will play. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for terror/violence, some sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$4,010,593 (USA) (14 March 2003)

Gross:

$107,689 (Hong Kong) (16 May 2003)
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The brand name on the container of nuts Willard first feeds to the rats is 'Numm Nuts.' See more »

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When Willard is walking to Mr. Martin's house with the rats in the bag, his hair style is different than it is in the rest of the movie. See more »

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[first lines]
Willard's Mother: Willard! There are rats in the basement!
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Strange and different, but not particularly scary
14 March 2003 | by (Tucson, AZ) – See all my reviews

Maybe self-parody isn't such a bad word in the case of Willard. While I will state that the film was funny and interesting to watch, it wasn't nearly as twisted or as scary as it could have been. But then again, it's so damn tough to scare the jaded masses of critics and movie goers anyway. However, I did find this film wildly entertaining, especially the likes of Glenn Morgan and James Wong helming the project, two guys who helped put together The X-Files and Space: Above and Beyond (a truly underrated show). The only downside to this film was the editing. It was sometimes dull, and often did little to help the plot move in a smooth fashion. However, the random close-ups of the rat/wombat "Big Ben" were hillarious, making it look like the rat would actually start talking. Also, I give a big kudos to R. Lee Ermey, who went back to his old Full Metal Jacket days, making him a scary and evil bad guy to focus on. Oh, and Crispin Glover plays the loser role perfectly.


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