Mom and Dad

2017, Comedy/Horror, 2h 3m

138 Reviews 1,000+ Ratings

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Mom and Dad's gonzo premise serves as an effective springboard for a wickedly dark, bloody comedy - and an appropriately over-the-top performance from Nicolas Cage. Read critic reviews

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A teenage girl and her little brother try to survive a wild 24 hours during which a mass hysteria of unknown origins causes parents to turn violently on their own children.

Cast & Crew

Nicolas Cage
Brent Ryan
Selma Blair
Kendall Ryan
Anne Winters
Carly Ryan
Theresa Cook
Crazed Mom
Joseph D. Reitman
Homeroom Teacher
Brian Taylor
Screenwriter
Nate Bolotin
Executive Producer
Cassian Elwes
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David Gendron
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Wayne Marc Godfrey
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Jere Hausfater
Executive Producer
Ali Jazayeri
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Robert Jones
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Christopher Lemole
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Nick Spicer
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Tim Zajaros
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Rob Gough
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Daniel Pearl
Cinematographer
Rose Corr
Film Editor
James Wise
Production Design
Erin Plew
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  • Aug 24, 2019
    Nicolas Cage and Selma Blair star in the dark horror-comedy Mom and Dad. When a mysterious signal is broadcast over telecommunications devises parents are suddenly overcome with a drive to kill their children. Cage and Blair give fairly decent performances, but nothing too impressive. And the script seems a little uneven and unfocused; not quite sure of which story to follow, the community or the family, the parents or the children. The violence can get pretty gritty and shocking, and the black humor too is quite edgy. Mom and Dad is incredibly provocative, but while some of it work other parts don't.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Mar 15, 2018
    I'm still trying to figure out what I watched, This film is so randomly put together with a over worked backstory added to the simple plot but it works way better than it should of, Nicolas Cage was great and crazy, There's some very dark humour and a few scenes that may be hard for some people to watch, Especially if you're a parent or easily offended, It's shocking, Twisted, Uncomfortable and nothing like you have seen before.
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  • Mar 14, 2018
    Mom and Dad is so so good. It mashes a story reminiscent of Stephen King's novel cell wherein a cellular plague strikes that causes all who listen to a strange signal turn feral and begin attacking people at random. Mom and Dad is similar, however in this it is parents that turn on their young and attempt to kill them by any means necessary due to witnessing a static transmission. Nicholas Cage gives a performance that is standard for him, it's a good performance but is extremely over the top as usual and he is calmed by Selma Blair's stony, sultry expressions throughout. The only thing I can say about Mom and Dad as a negative is that it has a very unsatisfying and unusual ending.
    Harry W Super Reviewer
  • Jan 31, 2018
    It's dumb as Hell and probably only got created to facilitate Nic Cage meeting his freakout quota and also what was that ending? But shit, I've had way worse times with a movie. Probably less cathartic to someone who actually likes children or has a healthy relationship with their parents, but for me and mine? Mom and Dad weren't half bad.
    Gimly M Super Reviewer

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