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Joshua (2007)

The arrival of a newborn girl causes the gradual disintegration of the Cairn family; particularly for 9-year-old Joshua (Kogan), an eccentric boy whose proper upbringing and refined tastes both take a sinister turn.

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The Cairn's life seems to be a harmonic family: The father Brad works as a stockbroker, his wife Abby takes care of their common new-born daughter Lily, and the 9-year-old Joshua is high-talented. But the appearances are deceptive. Joshua becomes gradual jealously, that his parents give the baby more attention than him. Therefore he begins to terrorize his family. Written by RSaVLSG

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baby | newborn | stockbroker | museum | boy | See All (69) »

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Not all children are innocent. See more »

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Drama | Horror | Thriller

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Rated R for language and some disturbing behavior by a child | See all certifications »

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13 July 2007 (USA)  »

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Devil's Child  »

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Opening Weekend:

$51,233 (USA) (6 July 2007)

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$478,492 (USA) (3 August 2007)
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The role of Joshua's young sibling was played by the real-life newborn sibling of Jacob Kogan. See more »

Goofs

When Brad tries to seduce Abby in their bedroom, the peak meter of the baby monitor indicates that Lily is still screaming on top of her lungs, when she is actually sleeping peacefully. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Soccer Dad: You're playing like a bunch of little girls!
Brad Cairn: [signalling him to chill out]
Soccer Dad: You're playing like a little girl!
Brad Cairn: Good, good hustle. Good hustle!
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References The Lion King (1994) See more »

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Piano Sonata No. 12 in A-Flat Major, Op. 26 - Marcia Funebre (Sulla Morte d'un Eroe)
Written by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performed by Nico Muhly
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lesser Damien
13 July 2016 | by See all my reviews

Manhattan couple Brad (Sam Rockwell) and Abby Cairn (Vera Farmiga) welcome new baby girl Lilly. He's a high-powered investment broker. Their 9-year-old Joshua is close to his uncle Ned Davidoff and not that happy with the new addition. Strange things happen driving Abby to the edge. Brad's religious mother Hazel Cairn is brought in to help but she clashes with the couple.

This is ultimately too slow and too familiar. The devil child has been a horror trope for a long time. It's obvious right from the start with Joshua's appearance. After that, there are no surprises and nothing shocking. There are no iconic visuals. It is well-acted. The story functions but it's all been done before.


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