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Modern Love (2006)

Not Rated | | Horror, Mystery | 1 February 2006 (Australia)
JOHN, his wife EMILY, and their small son EDWARD leave the city for what they believe will be a brief foray to the countryside to claim John's inheritance - a small shack. They find ... See full summary »


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Nick Remy Matthews (as Nick Matthews)


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Credited cast:
Michael Baldwin Michael Baldwin ... Ron
Don Barker Don Barker ... Tom
Craig Behenna ... Daniel
Mark Constable Mark Constable ... John
Julia Fry Julia Fry ... Barfly girl
Arthur Graftz Arthur Graftz ... Graveyard man
Victoria Hill ... Emily
Edwin Hodgeman ... Old Man in motel
Duncan Luke Duncan Luke ... Sitting man
Kym McKenzie Kym McKenzie ... Chopping man
Christina Page Christina Page ... Linda
Keith Powell ... Angry man
Stephen Sheehan Stephen Sheehan ... Doctor
Rob Sinkinson Rob Sinkinson ... Man in hat
Will Traeger Will Traeger ... Edward (as William Traeger)


JOHN, his wife EMILY, and their small son EDWARD leave the city for what they believe will be a brief foray to the countryside to claim John's inheritance - a small shack. They find themselves in a strange back-woods rural setting. Nothing is what it seems, and JOHN's behavior becomes increasingly bizarre as he crosses paths with the unusual inhabitants of the area, some of whom he knows from a distant past. As his connections to the area are gradually revealed, we are shown a puzzle and a tapestry of our hero and his life before he moved away. To his wife's horror we witness a man who belongs to a long lineage of disaster and mishap and rural weirdness. As the realization sets in of what has happened, the specter of the next-in-line, his son EDWARD, becomes spookily evident. Written by Dieter Muller

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Happy happy, joy, joy, until someone gets hurt....


Horror | Mystery


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Release Date:

1 February 2006 (Australia) See more »

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Sputnik Films See more »
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1.85 : 1
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John: He just wears a hat... and wanders around
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Don't take Kids to this
17 December 2007 | by rainy_dayzandmondayzSee all my reviews

OK. A warning for anyone out there who is a parent or guardian. Be careful about who you see this film with - ie - DO NOT TAKE KIDS TO SEE THIS FILM. I'll explain why.

1 - the title is misleading and the film has nothing to do with romance - I assume this was fully intentional on the producers behalf, but is annoying 2 - the film itself is really very very disturbing. I have some problems - first is the fact that the film is neither violent or sexual and therefore is not a 'horror film'. But it IS a very disturbing film ,and involves a child and his parents, and a small town.

OK, it boils down to this. The film is not suitable for minors, because it contains sequences and images that are unsettling and would be confusing to a child. Is has a bizarre quality to it, and its ONLY because it has a child in it that makes me feel its unsuitable. As a parent myself I feel strongly enough to want to tell people because I read only the other day that it is having a release in theatres.

I hope im not offending the film makers by saying this, but I think its my right, because its getting a release, and has an M rating only.(because its not violent or sexual). Just weird and unsettling but pretty good in and of itself.

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