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Jack Goes Home (2016)

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Jack Thurlowe (Rory Culkin) is a successful magazine editor with a beautiful fiancée Cleo (Britt Robertson) who is seven months pregnant with their first child. However, this perfect life is turned upside down when Jack discovers that his parents have suffered a brutal car accident back in his hometown. His beloved father has perished while his mother Teresa (Lin Shaye) has survived. Upon returning home for the funeral, the volatile nature of Jack and Teresa's relationship boils to the surface and the constant barrage of sympathy from the town starts to weigh on Jack's grieving process. With the arrival of a mysterious new neighbor, Duncan (Louis Hunter), Jack finds audio recordings and video tapes left behind by his father that lead him to question childhood memories and the very foundation of his identity. With pressure mounting and sanity crumbling, Jack comes to learn that the idyllic world he has believed in since infancy is in fact a nightmare playground full of lies, deception, violence and murder.

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Cast

Lin Shaye
as Teresa
Nikki Reed
as Crystal
Nicole Signore
as Funeral Guest
Sally Del Castillo
as Young Teresa
Lorenzo Beronilla
as Office Workers
Lawton Denis
as Young Jack
Kristin Mercedes Bence
as Dancing Goth Girl
Trinka Lee Whittaker
as Hot Goth Dancer
Diana Greenhut
as Funeral Guest
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All Critics (11) | Top Critics (3)

The script, by Mr. Dekker, spirals into a muddle of ambiguity, leaving only the imagery and the performances to save the movie. And try as they might, they cannot.

October 13, 2016 | Full Review…

While the movie's artfully made and daringly disturbing, Dekker ultimately overestimates how many sick twists one motion picture needs.

October 13, 2016 | Full Review…

What's more disappointing than the competing storylines is the emotional void created by these joyless characters.

October 12, 2016 | Full Review…

There is no subtext in Jack Goes Home. It's just text. Nothing is left to the imagination.

October 30, 2018 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

[It's] an original and intriguing film that offers a unique perspective on the idea of self, the movie presenting an odd mid-life crisis at twenty-something.

August 30, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Jack Goes Home triples down on weird and stays in a dark, twisted place. It's a grueling, joyless viewing experience.

October 14, 2016 | Rating: 1/10 | Full Review…

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