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Goodnight Mommy (2014)

Ich seh ich seh (original title)
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Twin boys move to a new home with their mother after she has face changing cosmetic surgery, but under her bandages is someone the children don't recognize.

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Veronika Franz (screenplay), Severin Fiala (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Lukas Schwarz Lukas Schwarz ... Lukas
Elias Schwarz Elias Schwarz ... Elias
Susanne Wuest ... Mutter
Hans Escher Hans Escher ... Priester
Elfriede Schatz Elfriede Schatz ... Rotkreuz Sammlerin
Karl Purker Karl Purker ... Rotkreuz Sammler
Georg Deliovsky Georg Deliovsky ... Pizzalieferant
Christian Steindl Christian Steindl ... Mesner
Christian Schatz Christian Schatz ... Bauer
Erwin Schmalzbauer Erwin Schmalzbauer ... Akkordeongott
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In the heat of the summer, a lonesome house in the countryside between woods and corn fields, lives nine-year-old twin brothers who are waiting for their mother. When she comes home, bandaged after cosmetic surgery, nothing is like before. The children start to doubt that this woman is actually their mother. It emerges an existential struggle for identity and fundamental trust. Written by Ulrich Seidl Film

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A mother should look out for her sons.


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

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Country:

Austria

Language:

German

Release Date:

11 September 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Goodnight Mommy See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$57,252, 13 September 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,168,902, 15 November 2015
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2.39 : 1
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The actors were not given the script, and the movie was filmed chronologically. See more »

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Quotes

Lukas: What am I doing?
Elias: What's Lukas doing?
Mutter: But I can't see him.
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The Stunt Roaches (Stuntschaben) = Matilda and Nermal (Mathilder und Nermal) See more »

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Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Goodnight Mommy (2015) See more »

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Guten Abend, gute Nacht
Written by Johannes Brahms
Performed by Lukas Schwarz
Arranged by Alexander Schwarz
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Good Build Up To An Underwhelming Finale
10 September 2015 | by HorrorOverEverythingSee all my reviews

I love movies that try to be original and do something new, that's why Goodnight Mommy caught my interest right off the bat. It sets a very nice tone and had me excited to see a dark/stunning story unfold. Unfortunately this movie was mostly build up with a very mediocre third act.

It's obvious that this movie was going for an artsy feel but it's like they completely bailed on that about 70% through and that really ruined the whole film imo. Plus through the whole film I kept thinking "Man I really hope they aren't going to try and do that, because if they do this will just turn into a clichéd mess" and they absolutely do what I didn't want them to.

Goodnight Mommy is a decent effort, and I'm sure it will be praised by many people who are desperate for a good horror movie, but I find it hard to give in to the hype because this really just wasn't that great of a movie.

5/10


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