Sure, Nicolas Cage does a lot of terrible movies these days, but every once in a while, he turns in a golden performance. Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans and Joe are recent examples of this, while many other movies in his very long filmography are also there if you know where to look. Mom and Dad looks to have that same potential.
Yes, that’s right. Nicolas Cage was doing the Hokey Pokey with a sledgehammer. What other proof do you need that this will be the single greatest cinematic experience of all time? Well, the film also currently has an 85% on Rotten Tomatoes, with the majority of critics praising the film.
THR: The kind of rip-snorting, relatively cheap and cheerful black comedy the industry doesn’t make enough of anymore, Mom & Dad is a deliciously lurid throwback.
Variety: Tanscends mere bad-taste humor to become one of the great jet-black comedies about suburbia, destined for the same cult-classic status accorded “The Stepford Wives,” “Parents” and “Heathers.”
IndieWire: “Mom and Dad” has the same depraved verve, sick humor and berserk pulse of the “Crank” series, and what’s more, marries all that to an operatic Nicolas Cage performance in full on nutzoid mode.
The Daily Beast: It’s an instantly classic moment of unhinged mania in the Oscar-winner Cage’s career.
We Got This Covered: If you get excited by the thought of Nicolas Cage destroying a pool table via sledgehammer while screaming The Hokey Pokey, Mom And Dad is the movie for you.
Film Inquiry: Mom and Dad has nothing new to say about our dead-eyed materialism and the whitewashed suburbias, like any good horror film, its main priority is to entertain the viewer.
Cine Premiere: A “bad movie” that has the makings of a cult classic.
ScreenAnarchy: Mom and Dad is a really fun treatise on the stress of parenthood and the ways in which it can warp even the most loving minds now and then.
The movie’s synopsis: A teenage girl and her little brother must survive a wild 24 hours during which a mass hysteria of unknown origins causes parents to turn violently on their own kids.
Mom and Dad is set be released in theaters and on VOD and Digital HD on January 19th.
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