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Tuesday, September 26, 2006

The Good Son (1993)

Along the vein of films such as The Bad Seed (1956), the plot follows Mark (Elijah Wood), who is left in the care of his aunt and uncle while his widowed dad (David Morse) goes on a business trip. Mark hangs out with his cousin Henry (Macaulay Culkin), and soon figures out his cousin is as evil as hell. Of course, Henry's parents and other adults don't figure this out. Henry does all kinds of out-of-pocket stuff including causing major vehicle accidents and attempting to kill his little sister Connie (Quinn Culkin). There is also a hint that Henry may have killed his brother years before. Mark has got to put a stop to Henry's madness, but he has to watch his step, lest his cousin arranges for him to meet a bad end. Plus, Mark is being blamed for all the other little mishaps that Henry has caused.

Culkin is good as the brat who deserves more than a good spanking to straighten him up. The movie has an overall creepiness to it, which is not unusual for stories dealing with psychotic kids.

Macauley Culkin's biggest success was in Home Alone (1990). Elijah Wood has appeared in several films including The War (1994) and The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001). David Morse had a short-lived TV series, "Hack" (2002-2003), and appeared in many films including The Green Mile (1999).


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