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Joshua (2007)

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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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... Brad Cairn
... Abby Cairn
... Hazel Cairn
... Ned Davidoff
... Chester Jenkins
... Joshua Cairn
Nancy Giles ... Betsy Polsheck
... Ms. Danforth
... Stewart Slocum
... Pediatrician
... Fred Solomon
... Ruth Solomon
Rufus Collins ... Henry Abernathy
... Monique Abernathy
... Joe Cairn
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Storyline

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)  »

Also Known As:

Devil's Child  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$51,233, 8 July 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$478,492, 5 August 2007
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Trivia

The note that Joshua leaves for his father reads: "Dad,/Eaten lunch already/and gone to/The Brooklyn Museum of Art/having fun with Nunu and Lily." If you arrange the first letter of each line in order, it reveals an acrostic for "Death." See more »

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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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Featured in The 50 Best Horror Movies You've Never Seen (2014) See more »

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The Fly
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Performed by Jacob Kogan
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Unpleasant viewing, exceptional performances.
28 April 2008 | by See all my reviews

This is a very strange and unconventional horror/thriller with fantastic performances by Vera Farmiga and Jacob Kogan. Usually kid actors in horror films bug me (I'm lookin' at you, new OMEN kid!), but this little dude totally creeped me out in a Martin Stephens kind of way. It's an excellent performance and one of the best things this offbeat movie has going for it. This movie's plot sounds like typical "Bad Seed" ground, but it twists and turns into really bizarre territory, disorienting the viewer to the point where you have no idea where it's going or where it's been. I'm still not sure if I even liked it, but it did make me feel incredibly uneasy, and I guess that's worth something.


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