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Brightburn (2019)

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What if a child from another world crash-landed on Earth, but instead of becoming a hero to mankind, he proved to be something far more sinister?

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David Yarovesky

Writers:

Brian Gunn, Mark Gunn
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Elizabeth Banks ... Tori Breyer
David Denman ... Kyle Breyer
Jackson A. Dunn ... Brandon Breyer
Abraham Clinkscales ... Royce
Christian Finlayson ... Fauxhawk
Jennifer Holland ... Ms. Espenschied
Emmie Hunter ... Caitlyn
Matt Jones ... Noah McNichol
Meredith Hagner ... Merilee McNichol
Becky Wahlstrom ... Erica
Terence Rosemore ... P.E. Teacher
Gregory Alan Williams ... Sheriff Deever
Elizabeth Becka ... Principal
Annie Humphrey ... Deputy Aryes
Steve Agee ... EJ
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Storyline

After a difficult struggle with fertility, Tori Breyer's dreams of motherhood come true with the arrival of a mysterious baby boy. Brandon appears to be everything Tori and her husband, Kyle, ever wanted -- bright, talented and curious about the world. But as Brandon nears puberty, powerful darkness manifests within him, and Tori becomes consumed by terrible doubts about her son. Once Brandon begins to act on his twisted urges, those closest to him find themselves in grave danger. Written by twiztedhollow60

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Evil Has Found Its Superhero. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for horror violence/bloody images, and language. | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 May 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Brightburn See more »

Filming Locations:

Georgia, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,845,658, 26 May 2019

Gross USA:

$17,300,439

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$32,893,421
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

At around 14:30, when the family are at Darba's Family Grill celebrating Brandon's birthday, it is clearly a shuttered Hardee's based on the outside facade. See more »

Goofs

When Brandon sleepwalks to the window the night he tries to break into the barn basement, his bedsheet drags behind him. In the next shot when he gets ready to jump out the window, the bedsheet is gone. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Kyle Breyer: Are you okay?
Tori Breyer: Mm-hmm.
Kyle Breyer: Oh, I like this. Maybe this time we get lucky and make a baby?
Tori Breyer: Let's just have some fun.
Kyle Breyer: Oh, I like fun.
Tori Breyer: Just shut up and kiss me.
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Crazy Credits

SPOILER: There are a few short scenes during the first part of the end credits where news reports and a conspiracy theorist reveal there are other super beings, including a half-man/half-sea creature and a witch who chokes her victims with a rope. See more »

Alternate Versions

The UK version is cut in two scenes to reduce strong gory images in order to obtain a '15' rating. See more »

Connections

References Super (2010) See more »

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Before the Sun Goes Down
Written by Aron Leigh
Courtesy of Extreme Music
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Solid B+ or shall I say BB
11 May 2019 | by treefabaumSee all my reviews

It's not a perfect movie, but it was awesome. The filmmakers successfully expanded the genre.

BB reminded me as a mixture of X-23 played by Dafne Keen in Logan, Charlie played by Milly Shapiro in Hereditary and a dash of Mads Mikkelsen in Hannibal.

It had some great ideas, but some of the scenes felt overly simplified. I think this is because of the smaller budget. I don't know why but the version I saw in the cinema had the red band trailer's "eye / glass shard" scene removed. I wonder what other scenes got removed...

I'm glad that this "exploratory" movie got greenlit. Hope to see more of these getting made.


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