Mum & Dad (2008)
Average Rating: 5.8/10
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Stranded at work and with no hope of getting home, airport cleaning woman Lena accepts an invitation to spend the night with her perky colleague Birdie, only to find that her unusually close-knit family has some sinister secrets. Writer/director Steven Shiel makes his feature directorial debut with this distinctly British shocker. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
Aug 26, 2008 Wide
May 5, 2009
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Despite droll moments and impressive production values for an allegedly tiny ($200,000) budget, an extra idea or two would have made this a little bit better than just OK.
riffs off The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, but its setting in a house right under the flightpath of Heathrow Airport brings some peculiarly English shadings to the butcher's table.
There's not much to Mum & Dad, besides what needs to be there to achieve grisly effectiveness. What is most disturbing about it is the way that it captures and distorts the very dynamics that exist in any family.
Overall, it's a solid package. The movie is well shot, well acted, interesting and at times darkly comedic and cringingly gross. It's just really well done and worth watching.
This is gross out shock value for the sake of same, Nekromantik without J÷rg Buttgereit's ballsy bleak worldview.
This lean, mean British horror is just gonzo enough to overcome the limits of the formula and keep us entertained
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