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Mom and Dad (2017)

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A teenage girl and her little brother must survive a wild 24 hours during which a mass hysteria of unknown origins causes parents to turn violently on their own kids.

Director:

Brian Taylor

Writer:

Brian Taylor
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nicolas Cage ... Brent
Selma Blair ... Kendall
Anne Winters ... Carly
Zackary Arthur ... Josh
Robert T. Cunningham ... Damon (as Robert Cunningham)
Olivia Crocicchia ... Riley
Lance Henriksen ... Mel
Marilyn Dodds Frank Marilyn Dodds Frank ... Barbara
Samantha Lemole ... Jenna
Joseph D. Reitman ... Homeroom Teacher
Rachel Melvin ... Jeanne
Bobby Richards ... Dan
Sharon Gee Sharon Gee ... Sun-Yi
Edwin Lee Gibson Edwin Lee Gibson ... Mr. Hall
Brionne Davis ... Tanner
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Storyline

Definitely something terrible is happening on in the peaceful suburban community as, one day to another, former loving and caring parents mysteriously turn into ravenous carriers of an unfathomable pandemic that targets their offspring. Suddenly, every son and daughter (not only in the neighborhood but also in the entire nation) must to run for their lives, as the rage-filled murderous intent is simply as unstoppable as it is inexplicable. Of course, Brent and Kendall's teenage children are no exception, and before long, the simmering but usual familial tensions will take a completely different meaning. Kids, stop hiding. Mum and Dad love you so much. Written by Nick Riganas

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Sometimes, they just want to kill you. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for disturbing horror violence, language throughout, some sexual content/nudity and teen drug use | See all certifications »

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Official site [Japan]

Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 March 2018 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Mom and Dad See more »

Filming Locations:

Louisville, Kentucky, USA

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Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The standardized testing scene was shot at DeSales High School in Louisville, Kentucky. See more »

Goofs

The hinge to the basement is on the parents' side, so they could have taken the door off its hinges to get to their kids. See more »

Quotes

Damon Hall: I used to think my parents getting divorced was the hugest tragedy of my life, but ironically, that shit doubled my chance of survival.
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Connections

Featured in Conan: Anderson Cooper/Selma Blair/Grizzly Bear (2018) See more »

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Anytown
Performed by Reagan Youth
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A fun but ultimately flawed film
1 February 2018 | by MattGibboSee all my reviews

The film is a fun concept turning the baseless mumblings of frustrated parents who want to "kill their kids" into a dark horror comedy thriller that brings that often off-the-cuff thought into a warped reality.

That concept, which no doubt all parents can associate with feeling, albeit without any true meaning or intent, blends itself with the ideas of zombie films. and films such as The Crazies, then adds a little bit of the high paced insanity that you will know about if you've seen Brian Taylor's previous work.

The main characters are well written and setup so that you start to have a dislike for some of the teenagers, and grow an affinity with the adults and the frustrations of their adult lives. It's acted well for the most part, and Nic Cage brings his usual own flavour of insanity to the proceedings.

It certainly won't be to everyone's tastes, as other reviews here show, and some people won't be able to get past the unrealistic nature, and the way it's portrayed, but ultimately, it's a fun film, with an interesting concept.

Unfortunately, despite the story, pace and events building up nicely, and keeping you involved, the film is flawed in its lack of explanation or reasoning for this sudden event of mass parent-vs-child violence, along with a rather disappointing lack of conclusion leaving an overall feeling of disappointment at what had the potential to be a good original film; something that is difficult to come by in this age of reboots, remakes and sequels.


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