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Dark Skies (2013)

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As the Barrett family's peaceful suburban life is rocked by an escalating series of disturbing events, they come to learn that a terrifying and deadly force is after them, one which may have arrived from beyond the stars.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Keri Russell ... Lacy Barrett
Josh Hamilton ... Daniel Barrett
Dakota Goyo ... Jesse Barrett
Kadan Rockett ... Sam Barrett
J.K. Simmons ... Edwin Pollard
L.J. Benet ... Kevin Ratner
Rich Hutchman ... Mike Jessop
Myndy Crist ... Karen Jessop
Annie Thurman ... Shelly Jessop
Jake Brennan ... Bobby Jessop (as Jake Washburn)
Ron Ostrow ... Richard Klein
Tom Costello ... Young Father
Marion Kerr ... Young Mother
Alyvia Alyn Lind ... Young Daughter
Josh Stamberg ... Police Officer
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The Barrett family-mother Lacy, father Daniel, older son Jesse, and younger son Sammy-reside on a quiet suburban street in an unnamed American city. Daniel is currently unemployed, placing the burden of supporting the family on Lacy, who works as a real estate agent. Their two sons enjoy a happy relationship and communicate with each other from their beds via walk-talkie. A number of strange occurrences befall the family. During the night, the contents of the kitchen are rearranged in bizarre configurations. The house alarm is set off when it detects that all entry points were breached simultaneously. Sammy suffers a fit while playing soccer and Lacy is shocked when hundreds of birds suddenly crash into the house. One night, Lacy is awakened by a sound from Sammy's room. When she goes to check on him, through the darkness she sees a figure standing over his bed. She turns on the light to find an empty room. Sammy is found walking away from the house but cannot remember leaving. Lacy, ...

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence, terror throughout, sexual material, drug content and language - all involving teens | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Not normally interested in genre films, Keri Russell was attracted to the project because of its depiction of a mother fighting for her family. See more »

Goofs

When Daniel announces he has a new job, the flowers repeatedly jump back and forth between his hands and Lacy's hands between shots. See more »

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Title Card: Two possibilities exist... Either we are alone in the universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying. - Arthur C. Clarke
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Connections

Referenced in On Cinema: 'Snitch' and 'Dark Skies' (2013) See more »

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America the Beautiful
Written by Samuel A. Ward and Katharine Lee Bates
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Tense, but with a Disappointing Conclusion
11 June 2013 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

The Barrett family lives in a suburb and is presently under tension since Daniel Barrett (Josh Hamilton) has been unemployed for a long time. His wife Lacy (Keri Russell) works part-time as real estate agent but her salary is not enough to financially support the family. They have two sons, the thirteen year-old Jesse (Dakota Goyo) and the little boy Sam (Kadan Rockett), who has nightmares with the sandman.

Out of the blue, the Lacy and Daniel witness weird and disturbing events in their house. Lacy researches in Internet and contact a man called Edwin Pollard (J.K. Simmons); soon they learn that apparently they are the chosen by alien that are among us. What can they do to protect their family and themselves?

"Dark Skies" is a tense horror sci-fi movie, with an ambiguous story that escalates in tension. Unfortunately the conclusion is very disappointing maybe with the intention of a sequel. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "Os Escolhidos" ("The Chosen")


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

22 February 2013 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,189,166, 24 February 2013

Gross USA:

$17,418,667

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$27,858,103
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2.35 : 1
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