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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.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Brent
... Kendall
... Carly
... Josh
... Damon (as Robert Cunningham)
... Riley
... Mel
Marilyn Dodds Frank ... Barbara
... Jenna
... Homeroom Teacher
... Jeanne
Bobby Richards ... Dan
Sharon Gee ... Sun-Yi
Edwin Lee Gibson ... Mr. Hall
... Tanner
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There's definitely something terrible going on in the peaceful suburban community, as, one after the other, otherwise 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 neighbourhood but also in the entire region--have 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 »


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

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The student/teacher running scene was filmed at St. Xavier High School in Louisville, Kentucky. See more »

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The hinge to the basement is on the parents side they so could have easily took the door off the hinges to get to their kids. See more »

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[last lines]
Brent Ryan: But sometimes, we just want to...
Brent Ryan: [singing as he destroys his pool table] Oh yeah you put you're right foot in you put you're right foot out... you do the hokey pokey and you fuck shit up
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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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In the middle with this one.
12 March 2018 | by See all my reviews

I'll sort out the movie with Pros and Cons/Good and Bad things. Good things: It's very crazy, and appropriately well shot. The performances are good and Nic Cage is actually pretty good in it. It's occasionally funny. The sound design feels like an Edgar Wright movie. Using different sounds for a visual gag. It does a fine job with adding more quiet moments in between all this chaos. I partially admire the conversations between the parents and the kids between the "near death experiences". The plot is ridiculous and is a pretty awesome idea for a movie.

Bad things: The editing is all over the place, the ending sucks. I would admire the conversations between the parents and the kids between the fight scenes could've been at the beginning of the film to give us some future reference or context. But hell, I guess that's what the director wanted to do. Whenever it's directed by Brian Taylor, I'm not supposed to care about anything in the movie, but I didn't feel tension, I didn't know a lot or care about the characters, and there could've been a lot of cuts that could've been taken out, like The Losers (2010). It's pretty crazy and out of control, but not as crazy as Mother!

So, despite being flawed, it's pretty damn entertaining nonetheless. I liked most of it, I didn't like a few of it. I would recommend it.


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