I approached Mom and Dad with some trepidation as I have a love/hate relationship with Nicholas Cage. I hated him on sight but then he did some good stuff like Raising Arizona so I started to warm to him until the Wicker Man remake (don’t get me started) and the awful Pay the Ghost.
The boy said we need to watch it because it’s like Children of the Corn in reverse. To start with the boy has never seen Children of the Corn. Also Mom and Dad is NOTHING like Children of the Corn. BUT I did really enjoy it. Just don’t believe teenage boys trying to sell it to you.
Nicholas Cage and Selma Blair are parents of a boy and a girl. On the surface everything seems perfect but as the movie moves on you can see the relationship tensions between the two, Nicholas Cage’s character having a mid life crisis (just a bit late, he is 54!). Something starts affecting the parents all over, some kind of signal and now they want to kill their offspring….not all children, just their own. This means a fight for survival for the siblings as their parents find inventive ways to try and kill them. This means however that they have something to unify…in a way their murderous intent brings them together.
The boy says that overall it was a pretty good movie he rates it as a 7.3/10. He says the director (Brian Taylor) tried to redo the style in the style of his movie Crank and it didn’t quite work in this one. As a side note: Brian Taylor was involved in Happy and I LOVED Happy, in fact the Santa character from Happy was a teacher in Mom and Dad.
7/10. Good evil parental fun.