Mum & Dad

The 2008 offerings once more walk among us.
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Post by rawshark »

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 »

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 »

Royle Family meets People Under The Stairs

Loved it
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Post by DavieT »

Very novel Christmas decorations too :)
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Post by kaiju »

i agree this was good
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Post by MaxRenn »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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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