Eight-year-old genius Joshua Cairn (Jacob Kogan) is used to being in the limelight -- by himself. When his parents (Sam Rockwell and Vera Farmiga) bring the boy's new baby sister home from the hospital, the envious youngster's scheming threatens to rip the family apart. Sibling rivalry rears its jealous head in this psychological thriller directed by George Ratliff. The cast also includes Celia Weston and Michael McKean.
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- George Ratliff
English, Spanish (Neutral)Closed captioned
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: DTS 5.1 Surround, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 2.0 StereoOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; deleted scenes; cast and crew interview; audio commentary.
Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this is a very scary movie about evil triumphing over good. The most vulnerable creatures -- animals, a newborn baby, loving parents and grandparents -- are stalked, threatened, and destroyed by a little boy who uses his extraordinary intelligence to wreak havoc on the world around him. There are upsetting deaths and some blood, though much of the actual destructive violence is implied and takes place off screen. Some drinking and swearing (including "f--k").
- Sexual Content
- One scene of affectionate sexual foreplay between husband and wife. No nudity. A new mother is shown using a breast-pump.
- Much of the actual destructive behavior is implied and takes place off camera. A dead woman is shown with pooling blood around her. Animals die under suspicious circumstances. The lead female character is graphically seen stepping on broken glass. Child is beaten by father.
- Plenty of swearing: "F--k," "bulls--t," etc.
- Social Behavior
- Evil triumphs over good. Intelligent, loving parents are no match for a child with a deadly agenda and without a conscience. Superior brain power and artistic genius are equated with stop-at-nothing wickedness. A Christian fundamentalist is portrayed as well-meaning but narrow-minded and cluelessly ineffectual.
- Not applicable
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Casual drinking: wine at dinner, a champagne toast. In one scene, a lead character drinks when upset.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it