Mom and Dad (2017)
Good movie but grossly overrated
It's funny, it's tense, it features two great performances from two actors and the director expertly creates a web of odd tension where you actually don't know what is happening for the majority of the run time.
There is, somehow, an interesting story here, as well as some good acting. There are also some good scenes
For a movie with no hype and low expectations straight to dvd, I thought it was actually decent and kept my interest. Some good comedy mixed with a lot of "I'm gonna kill you". Give it a try.
Mr cage was the only part of this film that i can say it was entertaining because i had some good laughs with he's non intended comical delivery
"Mom and Dad" is a movie that's offbeat enough times to prevent it from being immediately dismissed. But by the end, the movie has all the same shown a number of flaws that prevent it from being recommended. The premise of the movie is promising, and the cast does seem to be having a lot of fun with the outrageous story and situations (though Nicolas Cage does lay on the ham a bit too thickly at times.) There are some clever touches here and there, my favorite being the 1970s style opening credits. And it certainly isn't a DULL movie. But at the end, I felt somewhat unsatisfied by what I had seen. The biggest reason for this is that the movie ends on a note that feels unfinished and in midstream instead of more or less tying things up in a satisfying conclusion. But the movie is also directed in a wildly uneven tone - sometimes it's serious, and sometimes it feels really goofy. There are also some scenes that don't seem to have a point, like the sequence regarding the pool table in the basement of the house. The movie is kind of a mess, though its strangeness does at times keep you interested. Although I can't recommend the movie, I do see that some people - particularly those who are interested in offbeat and weird movies - might like it better than I did.
This film is scary and funny at the same. We got a lot of Black humor with interesting personalities and Nicholas Cage who plays the "insane dad" role perfectly. the open ending is fine, and the sickness is coming from flacking tv screens.