Mom and Dad (2017) No Spoiler Review

An Average Movie-Goer’s Review

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It’s nothing like Home Alone

I love horror movies and if I’m going to watch them anyway, why not write an entertaining/funny review from the POV of an average movie-goer and not a professional critic.

Today we’re looking at the 2017’s dark comedy Mom and Dad

A brother and sister attempt to survive their parents after the latter are affected by a mass hysteria that causes all parents to ruthlessly kill their children.

Is Mom and Dad (2017) Scary?

Nah Mom and Dad is not scary and it even borders on action for a bit. There are no jump scares, barely any gore as kills are done in the background or off-screen, and there are no creepy scenes. In the end there’s no reason to be scared of or by Mom and Dad unless one of your parents laughs a little too hard while watching this movie.


Mom and Dad is pretty good although I do think the ending is a bit disappointing. This makes the movie feel incomplete. It’s sort of like if you’re really craving pizza with a tall glass of your favorite drink and you only get the drink but you smell the pizza.

The movie also really drills home the message it’s trying to send and although it’s not annoying since it’s sort of funny, after a while you’re hoping another character has more motivation. But going back to that slightly disappointing ending, that message also slightly ruins other parts of the movie.

Other than that, the movie was well-acted by everyone, the dialogue is good if not predictable, and the story (except the ending) was entertaining. The movie is even funny especially some of Nicolas Cage’s reactions because since he’s one of the parents, he’s let loose to be the Nicolas Cage-iest he can be.

Overall I recommend Mom and Dad if you’re looking for a fun movie to pass the time.


Stuff to Ignore

Rotten Tomatoes – 75% – Weirdly Rotten Tomatoes lists Mom and Dad as a 2 hour and 3 min movie, it’s actually like 85 minutes (1 hour and 25 minutes)

Metacritic – 59

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