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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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... Brent Ryan
... Kendall Ryan
... Carly Ryan
... Josh Ryan
... Damon Hall (as Robert Cunningham)
... Riley
... Mel Ryan
Marilyn Dodds Frank ... Barbara Ryan
... 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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Horror | Thriller

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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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19 January 2018 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cuidado com a Mamã e o Papá  »

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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 missile pop the boy is eating keeps changing size. The red portion, in particular, gets bigger and smaller. It's completely gone at one point and then returns. See more »

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

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Performed by Reagan Youth
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Interesting, but Ultimately Confusing.
11 February 2018 | by See all my reviews

When I first watched the trailer, I thought this would be a pretty brainless movie. Given the premise, I thought I'd enjoy a couple of violent shenanigans and feel content with simply that. Unfortunately, Mom and Dad fail to deliver any ending, which leaves even the most uncomplicated movie a confusing mess.

The strong start really leaves you excited for the rest of the movie, showcasing this strange parent uprising pretty damn well for the first few minutes of the movie. This ultimately falls short when the scope of this apocalypse is condensed into one single family.

Admittedly, that would have been a fine idea - but at the end of the movie, I felt like I wanted more. With such an original concept, you'd imagine that they'd have more scenes that portrayed this apocalypse outside the breadth of the single family. Unfortunately, they failed to deliver anything substantial.

Even when the setting was shifted to the one family, I felt more engaged pointing out the plot holes than I did actually enjoying the film. Even though this movie is supposed to be nothing more than a murderous blur, I didn't really feel invested with the movie as it went along.

In other words, it became predictable as it went along.

The only thing that gave me hope was the ending. I was really excited to see how they would wrap this one up. They even hinted at things throughout the plot, like the television static and the unusual ringing. But this was to no avail.

At the end of the movie, I felt disappointed. I came in wanting some mindless, original savagery. What I got was a somewhat intriguing killing spree affixed to an incredibly underwhelming plot, which left much more to be desired.


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