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DVD Review: It's Home Alone Meets The Shining In The Nicolas Cage Starrer MOM AND DAD - Movies In Focus
It’s another week and therefore another movie starring Nicolas Cage, the hardest working man in Hollywood. This time around, Cage is taking us on a comedic-horror journey through suburbia with the entertaining Mom And Dad. Written and directed by Brian Taylor, Mom And Dad sees a unexplained phenomenon break-out across the US which sees parents turn against their kids, causing mass murder across the country. Cage and Selma Blair play the seemingly happy parents of two children (Anne Winters and Zackary Arthur), when they’re taken by the sudden urge to kill them. Cue a game of cat and mouse as the kids attempt to keep one step head of their parents in the family home. Think Home Alone meets the last act of The Shining – in suburbia. Brian Taylor’s film has its tongue so far in its cheek that it looks like a nuclear abscess. Comedy and horror cross together to create a cartoonish streak that never breaks through the film’s 90 minute running time. However, there’s a also some emotional honesty which sees Cage and Blair’s characters have moments where they (re)evaluate their lives. Cage in particular has a great monologue, which hits a wonderful note, that sadly has [...]