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Polish immigrant worker at an airport finds herself stranded for the night in her work colleague's home and ends up staying much longer than expected, being held captive and made to live as part of the mad family set-up, with ma and pa and the work colleague and her brother, whom never speaks a word throughout the entire movie. (No doubt he's been too traumatised by the goings-on to ever find his voice again!).
Apparently the director wanted a British version of a "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" type movie, but in my view he succeeds in making a far superior film to that old cult classic, which I found myself quickly bored with owing to the tedious, nonstop screaming of Marilyn Chambers, the 'heroine' of TCM.
In fact, in my opinion, "Mum and Dad" is better than all of the TCM movies (including the remake) and Hostel movies put together. It is far more interesting, and believable. It has realistic and credible effects, nothing OTT silly like the hanging eyeball sequence in the first "Hostel" film, an effect that was frankly ludicrous and destroyed any credibility the movie had had up until then. I had found myself soon bored with "Hostel" anyway. Not so with "Mum and Dad" which managed to keep my interest absorbed throughout.
Unlike the tiresome screaming of Chambers in TCM, which only served to make the movie irritating, our heroine in "Mum and Dad" makes you root for her all the way. This girl used her intelligence to think of cunning ways to extricate herself from the horrendous situation, instead of resorting to mindless screaming like Chambers did in "Chainsaw".Read more ›
The porn on the TV at breakfast was extremely overkill, even though they were showing how nuts the family is...that seemed obvious already.
Plus maybe its just me because my best friend is British but I found the film slightly racist against British people. Not saying people are only psychos in America, there's plenty of psychos in England but I just hated how they used all the British terms by these psychos and made the british terms sound...i don't know, horrifying.
If I had to choose between this and "The Woman" as a fave disturbing flick, I'd choose The Woman because at least The Woman had a story and not so many loose ends. Plus this was just...difficult to watch and just awful. I think if it would have had more of a story to it then I would like it more...but for the most part it was mindless torture throughout the entire film.
No story as to WHY this couple torture kids (yea ok their nuts but still), no story why the British girl seems so happy with living with too lunatics. Yeah okay she's nuts to but at her AGE there should at least be some kind of fear or something.
I only give it three stars instead of 1 because it was good enough for me to watch till the end but honestly its not worth buying at all...or even renting.
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This actually was a more entertaining movie then I thought it would be. Disturbing in that it could actually happen in any neighborhood (or trailer park more likely. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Melodie Smith
I heard a lot about this movies before I decided to buy it. Overall it didn't live up to the hype. It was just ok for me. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Hector
This is one of the better British horror films in years. The plot is different with a few twists and turns so it holds you attention.Published 22 months ago by Old Man
mum and dad is awesome, English version of texas chainsaw. especially the last scene.. some good brutality is dished out by dad what a great dvdPublished 22 months ago by martyrs fan
Product arrived on time & in excellent condition however, I have not actually viewed this DVD yet so I cannot honestly comment on the movie or how well it plays on DVD player.Published on January 14, 2014 by Jimmy C.