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Home Movie (II) (2008)

R  |   |  Drama, Horror, Thriller  |  8 December 2009 (USA)
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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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Rated R for some disturbing violent content and language | See all certifications »

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Much of this movie revolves around the real life attempt by humans to explain evil. It is no accident that the childrens' parents represent the extreme sides of the debate: organized religion (pastor) and science (psychiatrist). In both cases, each parent is unable to explain their childrens' evil behaviour, either through psychology or spirituality. The somewhat nihilistic tone of the film is capped off by the fact that it provides no real answers, instead showing that both sides of the debate are unable to explain what evil really consists of, and what motivates the children to act the way they do. See more »

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

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David Poe: Turn the camera off.
Clare: What? What happened, why...
David Poe: He's throwing rocks at me.
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Very disturbing, marvelous low-budget horror thriller
12 August 2008 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

After I watched this, my sleep was disturbed for several nights running. Much more interesting than any teen slasher pic you've seen, this descent into every parent's nightmare has a solid script, is full of top-notch acting from all the players, and the kind of psychological tension that makes you hold your breath. Add a big twist at the end and you've got an evening at the movies that you'll be talking about with your date for some time to come. I'd also like to say that the young Williams children, who play the roles of "Emily" and "Jack" are particularly effective.

This show is slated for airing on IFC soon, and I hope it gets the attention it deserves.


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