Mum & Dad

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Post by rawshark » Sat Aug 23, 2008 10:02 am

Ok, so I am slightly biased, but this is the film of the fest for me so far...

An amazing achievement for only £100k. The acting all across the board is brilliant, and it's great to see such a dark British horror laced with subtle humour. Bloody family...
It's horrible... I love it... What is it?

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Post by jonbly » Sat Aug 23, 2008 10:05 am

Nicely done... another example of how to make a good movie without spending a fortune.

A bit like watching a feature-length episode of The Royle Family... but funny!

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Post by krispyg » Sat Aug 23, 2008 12:30 pm

Royle Family meets People Under The Stairs

Loved it

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Post by DavieT » Sun Aug 24, 2008 1:24 am

Very novel Christmas decorations too :)

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Post by kaiju » Mon Aug 25, 2008 2:56 am

i agree this was good

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Post by MaxRenn » Mon Aug 25, 2008 8:02 am

Really happy to have seen this with a paying and proper audience because I feel like I've been following the film for a while and have met the director a couple of times now.

I can't wait to see what happens when the Daily Mail connects this film to the BBC licence fee.


The Royle Family comment is spot on BTW krispyg :D

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Post by DavieT » Mon Aug 25, 2008 10:14 am

I'd rather they spend the licence fee on original movies like this one than by paying some "star" a ridiculous sum to front yet another chat show or paid to some talentless chav in a soap (which is my definition of true horror...) The Daily Mail of course will be outraged ... marvellous ... no change there then :)

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Post by AdeBrown » Mon Aug 25, 2008 10:19 am

Great cast, some truly sick and nasty moments,
and another nod for the working class menace that stalks our society like a rampaging beast of fear.
But this time done with wit and style.

"Nil by Mouth if Gary Oldman's parents had been a bit strange."
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Post by Dom » Mon Aug 25, 2008 11:14 pm

I'll be honest this didn't do anything for me. The daughter was good though and the crowd reaction to her fate was justified LOL!

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Post by MaxRenn » Tue Aug 26, 2008 1:07 am

AdeBrown wrote:Great cast, some truly sick and nasty moments,
and another nod for the working class menace that stalks our society like a rampaging beast of fear.
But this time done with wit and style.

"Nil by Mouth if Gary Oldman's parents had been a bit strange."
Actually in this case I don't think the class thing is quite that simple. For one thing they don't menace a middle class person but rather an immigrant. So in a way it's Hostel in reverse, with the Eastern European tortured by "us". IMHO Eden Lake presented ALL working class characters in a negative light. The family in Mum &Dad on the other hand are presented as abnormal, much like the family in Chainsaw

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Post by AdeBrown » Tue Aug 26, 2008 1:30 am

You're totally right about Eden Lake but I didn't mean that they were completely similar to Eden Lake. Just a menace.

And at least two of Mum and Dad's family were not immigrants, so I think that was just down to ease of access rather than any implicit racism.

Of course, they were a very welcoming family, good old working class values ...
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Post by rambozo » Tue Aug 26, 2008 11:03 am

So wrong on so many levels - loved it!

Can't wait to see the newspapers when this is released at Xmas.

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Post by Fenriz » Tue Aug 26, 2008 12:55 pm

now it was interesting how much Matyrs had been hyped as being extreme and disturbing, and this had received little hype, because after watching it, I definitely think Mum & Dad was a more extreme film than Matyrs.

This really did work well - dark, twisted and disturbing, but at the same time laced with a very British dark humour. The whole Christmas scene was one of the most fked up things I've ever seen, not gonna forget that in a hurry!

Great film

8.5/10
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Post by Jekyll » Tue Aug 26, 2008 2:16 pm

Very extreme and a complete laugh along with it.

The christmas decorations are a work of pure genius.

Easily one of my faves of the fest.

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Post by odishon » Tue Aug 26, 2008 3:13 pm

Loved it, one of my favourites.

Would love it if the Beeb put it on BBC1 as a Christmas Day Special!

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