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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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Cast

Cast overview:
Adrian Pasdar ... David Poe
Cady McClain ... Clare
Amber Joy Williams Amber Joy Williams ... Emily Poe
Austin Williams ... Jack Poe
Lucian Maisel ... Christian McNamara
River O'Neal River O'Neal ... The Dog
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Storyline

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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 December 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Домашнее кино See more »

Filming Locations:

Newtown, Connecticut, USA

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Modernciné See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital
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Goofs

During the water gun play in the Christmas scene, the son accidentally laughs when hit in the face with water. The sister glances at him and smirks slightly. The actors quickly go back to straight faces, so this was most likely unintentional. 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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Connections

References Psycho (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

The Murder
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Written by Bernard Herrmann (as Bernard Herrman)
Performed by Adrian Pasdar
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20 August 2015 | by Tss5078See all my reviews

The scariest horror movies are the ones that feature a story that can actually happen, and what's more terrifying than psychotic children? Like adults, kids can absolutely be crazed killers, and if they were, you'd never suspect it or see it coming. Even if you did, what could be done about a child under 12 whose obsessed with murder? This is a theme explored in the film Home Movie, which had all the makings of a classic and all the talent of a middle school play. I was disappointed right from the start, as this is yet another camcorder film. I understand they are the result of a small budget, but I hate these types of films, simply because it's nearly impossible to watch them without getting nauseous from the constant movement. The story isn't much better, as the film turns out to be nothing more than an experiment. Clare (Cady McClain) is a child psychologist, who just happens to have two psychotic children. Instead of getting them the help they need, she decides to observe them through a cameras lenses and record the findings for a purpose that is never known. Most of the time, the kids are quiet, angry, and bored, but occasionally they find something horrific that peaks their interest, and mom just lets them do it and films it for our benefit. This film is beyond slow, the story is absolutely pointless, and the parents, not to mention the actors portraying them are beyond stupid. Anyone who would read a script like this and agree to do a film like this must be hard up for work, because it was an absolute stinker!


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