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Siblings (2004)

SIBLINGS is a dark comedy about love, lust, murder and other issues of normal family life.

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David Weaver

Writer:

Jackie May
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alex Campbell Alex Campbell ... Joe
Paul Soles Paul Soles ... Grandpa
Andrew Chalmers Andrew Chalmers ... Pete
Samantha Weinstein ... Danielle
Sarah Gadon ... Margaret
Rocket the Dog Rocket the Dog ... Potter
Nicholas Campbell ... Dad
Sonja Smits ... Mom
Aaron Abrams ... Pastor
Sarah Polley ... Tabby
Joan Heney Joan Heney ... Agnes
Dorothy Gordon ... Dorothy
Martha Burns ... Miss Bradford
Tom McCamus ... Mr. Phillips
William Lynn William Lynn ... Dr. Therminger (as Bill Lynn)
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Joe (Alex Campbell) and his siblings have a couple of problems. First off, their stepparents are despicably evil. Secondly, they seemed to have killed them. Now this mixed up mess of half-sisters and step-brothers have to figure out how to dispose of the bodies, cover up the murders, collect their grandfather's inheritance and somehow stick together as a family -- all without getting caught. Not to mention Joe's incessant need to keep tabs on his promiscuous sister, an eye on the precocious little ones and a lustful watch on the girl next-door. Growing up has its complications. Murder's just one of them. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, sexual content and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 September 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Secret de famille See more »

Filming Locations:

Kleinburg, Ontario, Canada

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Budget:

CAD 500,000 (estimated)
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Color
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Extra Scene: Priest presiding over the parents' funeral, with Joe, Margaret, and Tabby. See more »

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Azra
Written and Performed by D'Arcy McGuire
Courtesy of D'Arcy McGuire Music
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has its moments

I got a chance to see the sneak preview of this movie in Toronto and had mixed feelings about it. For a black comedy to be successful, it needs to be REALLY funny. It needs to be so funny that it kind of blocks out the disturbing darkness of it. If a black comedy fails to do this, then its usually just sick. SIBLINGS is kind of caught in the middle. Parts of it are hilarious. Parts of it aren't.

It is about 4 non blood related siblings with evil step parents. So evil, that the 4 siblings want theses step parents to die. The rest of the movie is the kids not knowing what to do with the bodies, and annoying relatives and neighbors wondering where their parents are. Some sequences are very funny, but some are tiresome.

There's the hot older sister, who has brainless sex with some guy in a truck every night, the oldest brother, the one who kills the parents; you know, the responsible one. There's the death obsessed 10 year old, who's shtick gets boring after 5 minutes, and there's the ADORABLE youngest girl. She has lots of cute one liners about you know, parents dying and stuff like that.

The chemistry is great between the four of them. That makes the movie. They work very well together and are really believable.

Bottom line: definitely has its moments, and if you like these kind of movies, then you should go see it. But regarding black comedies, don't expect Very Bad Things (the KING of Black humor movies)


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