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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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The story of a perfect boy who had a perfect plan. 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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$51,233 (USA) (6 July 2007)

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$478,492 (USA) (3 August 2007)
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Trivia

The role of Joshua's young sibling was played by the real-life newborn sibling of Jacob Kogan. See more »

Goofs

The video tape Joshua pulls from the drawer to watch is dated 2/29/1997. 1997 was not a leap year. 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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Connections

References Battleship Potemkin (1925) 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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An very good movie but not easy to watch
9 April 2011 | by (Martinique) – See all my reviews

I think I understand why some people didn't like this movie or even walked out of the theater. Actually I almost stopped watching it myself because of the soundtrack. There is a constant piano being played in the background and many, many scenes of people crying and shrieking very loudly, and although this does a wonderful job adding to the creepiness of the movie, it made me physically uneasy and a bit nauseous. That said, this is a terrific movie, at the center of several genres without completely falling into either, my favorite part is how at the end of the movie, you're left with many questions unanswered and you start making your own theories. For example I'm sure that a lot of people will have a few things to think about the boy's uncle. Everything is drawn with very subtle touches here. So yeah, although this movie is difficult to watch, it is in my opinion a real classic, and a must see for the terror amateurs.


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