In a lonesome house in the countryside between woods and cornfields live nine-year-old twin brothers who are waiting for their mother in the heat of summer. When she comes home, bandaged after cosmetic surgery, nothing is like before. The children start to doubt that this woman is actually their mother. An existential struggle for identity and fundamental trust emerges.Written by
Ulrich Seidl Film
Throughout the movie, the difference between the twins is Elias is left handed and Lukas is right handed. This is shown many times like eating sausage, throwing Hail stone, opening doors, brushing teeth, etc. See more »
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Like others, I expected something very different based on the movie trailer. What I saw however, was much better. Goodnight mommy is a moody psychological thriller that shifts between phases of innocence, love, anger and betrayal with an ongoing feeling of dread throughout the movie. I wouldn't classify it as a "horror" film, as it feels more like a thriller. There are moments that are very tense and somewhat hard to watch. The characters are well developed and portrayed well by the actors, especially the brothers. There are a few moments that didn't fit in well with the plot and may have slowed the progression of the movie. Other that that, I enjoyed Goodnight Mother and recommend it to fans of any movie that scares, thrills, or makes you think. Not for lovers of quick-paced, cheap horror.
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