A teenage girl and her younger brother must survive a wild 24 hours during which a mass hysteria of unknown origin causes parents to turn violently on their own kids.

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Brian Taylor

Writer:

Brian Taylor
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nicolas Cage ... Brent
Selma Blair ... Kendall
Anne Winters ... Carly
Zackary Arthur ... Josh
Robert T. Cunningham Robert T. Cunningham ... Damon (as Robert Cunningham)
Olivia Crocicchia ... Riley
Lance Henriksen ... Mel
Marilyn Dodds Frank Marilyn Dodds Frank ... Barbara
Samantha Lemole ... Jenna
Joseph D. Reitman ... Homeroom Teacher
Rachel Melvin ... Jeanne
Bobby Richards ... Dan
Sharon Gee Sharon Gee ... Sun-Yi
Edwin Lee Gibson ... Mr. Hall
Brionne Davis ... Tanner
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Storyline

Something terrible is definitely happening in the a peaceful suburban community as, day by day, former caring parents mysteriously turn into ravenous carriers of an unfathomable pandemic that targets their offspring. Suddenly, like every son and daughter in the entire nation, teenage Carly and Josh Ryan must run for their lives, as the rage-filled murderous intent is as unstoppable as it is inexplicable. Before long, the Ryans' usual simmering familial tensions take on a completely different meaning. Kids, stop hiding. Mom and Dad love you so much. Written by Nick Riganas

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They brought you into this world. They can take you out. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for disturbing horror violence, language throughout, some sexual content/nudity and teen drug use | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The film featured cameos from Grant Morrison and Bokeem Woodbine. Morrison was the writer of Happy! (2017), which was adapted for television by Mom and Dad (2017) director Brian Taylor. See more »

Goofs

When Brent leaves for work, his car is parked in the center of the driveway although Kendall had left the house a few minutes earlier. This would have prevented her from exiting the garage or parking on either side of Brent's car. See more »

Quotes

Brent Ryan: It's a Sawzall. That means it saws ALL!
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Connections

Featured in Happy!: The War on Easter (2019) See more »

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Hokey Pokey
Written by Taft Baker, Charles Macak and Larry LaPrise
Performed by Nicolas Cage
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Interesting, but Ultimately Confusing.
11 February 2018 | by bhiargopleaseSee all my reviews

When I first watched the trailer, I thought this would be a pretty brainless movie. Given the premise, I thought I'd enjoy a couple of violent shenanigans and feel content with simply that. Unfortunately, Mom and Dad fail to deliver any ending, which leaves even the most uncomplicated movie a confusing mess.

The strong start really leaves you excited for the rest of the movie, showcasing this strange parent uprising pretty damn well for the first few minutes of the movie. This ultimately falls short when the scope of this apocalypse is condensed into one single family.

Admittedly, that would have been a fine idea - but at the end of the movie, I felt like I wanted more. With such an original concept, you'd imagine that they'd have more scenes that portrayed this apocalypse outside the breadth of the single family. Unfortunately, they failed to deliver anything substantial.

Even when the setting was shifted to the one family, I felt more engaged pointing out the plot holes than I did actually enjoying the film. Even though this movie is supposed to be nothing more than a murderous blur, I didn't really feel invested with the movie as it went along.

In other words, it became predictable as it went along.

The only thing that gave me hope was the ending. I was really excited to see how they would wrap this one up. They even hinted at things throughout the plot, like the television static and the unusual ringing. But this was to no avail.

At the end of the movie, I felt disappointed. I came in wanting some mindless, original savagery. What I got was a somewhat intriguing killing spree affixed to an incredibly underwhelming plot, which left much more to be desired.


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Release Date:

9 March 2018 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Mom and Dad See more »

Filming Locations:

Louisville, Kentucky, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$165,962
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Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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