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Home Movie (2008)

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In the remote woods of Upstate New York, David and Clare Poe are attempting to live an idyllic life. However, their twin children's bizarre behavior might just tear the family apart.

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Documents one family's descent into darkness, using a compilation of found home-made footage. In the remote woods of upstate New York, the Poe family lives a Norman Rockwell life. Perfect house. Perfect marriage. If only the children stopped stapling frogs to trees. Something is very wrong with Jack and Emily Poe, the ten-year old twins. And, to stop them, their parents must enter the nightmare of their minds. The only question is: who will survive the night? Written by MODERNCINÉ STAFF

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I dare you to watch until our movie is done. See more »

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Rated R for some disturbing violent content and language | See all certifications »

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Clare is referred to as a psychologist. Psychologists can't prescribe medications (psychiatrists can). See more »

Quotes

David Poe: And on this episode of "Clare Poe: Turkey Proctologist Extraordinaire," we - ooh - rectum, damn near killed 'em.
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References Bride of Frankenstein (1935) See more »

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Happy Birthday to You
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Written by Mildred J. Hill (as Mildred J. Hill) and Patty S. Hill (as Patty Hill)
Performed by The Poes
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27 July 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I honestly didn't know what to expect--never heard of the film, nor the director. I saw it on IFC, and the commercial breaks, for the first time in my life, were appreciated by me. I don't know how to describe this movie, nor my opinion of it. I'm just going to say this much: Before the big finale, I had to go get my husband to come in the bedroom, as I could not finish this alone. I don't respond this way with any other dark films.

Michael Haneke's "Funny Games" comes to mind as a psychological comparison to this movie, yet the third wall is never really broken. The inexplicable darkness will stay with you for a long, long time. I would venture to say the reviews that criticize its subtly were made by people expecting another "Blair Witch"...


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