History Film / Joshua

11th Jan '18 1:50:48 PM Shadowgazer
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%%* TheBadGuyWins

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%%* TheBadGuyWins* TheBadGuyWins:[[spoiler: Apparently but not definitely as it ends without a resolution. Joshua does get his parents in jain and in a asylum and gets adopted by his uncle but the film ends with Ned realising what his nephew did, which leaves the possibility open that he will prove to the authorities who the monster is.]]



%%* CreepyChild: Joshua.

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%%* * CreepyChild: Joshua.Joshua. Even as a first impression his mannerisms are a bit off. He is cold, stoic and obviously manipulative and any emotional displays seem often unnatural and robotic. His fascination with death doesn't help at all.[[EnfantTerrible His real personality and murderous acts]] do this impression justice and show how completely devoid of any compassion he really is.



* IAmBecomingSong: At the end [[spoiler:Joshua and his uncle]] Write a song at the piano to celebrate becoming a family. The lyrics imply that Joshua is starting to be happy feels that his parents got their just desserts and will never be loved again. The movie ends with [[spoiler:Joshua's Uncle]] giving him [[OhCrap horrified stare.]] (Presumably having realized that it was all part of Joshua's plan.)
* KickTheDog: Ambiguous; the dog is found dead.
%%* KidsAreCruel: Joshua of course.
%%* LackOfEmpathy: Joshua

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* IAmBecomingSong: At the end [[spoiler:Joshua and his uncle]] Write a song at the piano to celebrate becoming a family. The lyrics imply that Joshua is starting to be happy feels that his parents got their just desserts and will never be loved again. The movie ends with [[spoiler:Joshua's Uncle]] giving him [[OhCrap a horrified stare.]] (Presumably having realized that it was all part of Joshua's plan.)
* KickTheDog: Ambiguous; the dog is found dead.
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dead. An unambiguous example is him embalming his pet hamster and also offering a beggar money in exchange for letting him throw a stone at him.
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KidsAreCruel: Joshua of course.course, though the only other child that suffers from it is his baby sister and his cruelty is much more devious and refined than mere bullying.
%%* * LackOfEmpathy: JoshuaJoshua lacks empathy to a disturbing extent, be it defenseless animals, babies, or his own parents and grandmother they are nothing more to him than pieces of meat to use and dispose of to his heart's content.



%%* TheSociopath: Joshua.

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%%* * TheSociopath: Joshua.Joshua is textbook case. He has no pity, no shame, no gratitude, no remorse and no love for anyone no matter how kindly they treat him.
16th Oct '17 9:53:43 AM xcountryguy
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* AmbiguouslyGay: Uncle Ned, there's no mention of his sexuality but he has the stereotypical mannerisms.

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* AmbiguouslyGay: AmbiguouslyGay:
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Uncle Ned, there's no mention of his sexuality but he has the stereotypical mannerisms.



* CreepyChild: Joshua.

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* %%* CreepyChild: Joshua.



* KidsAreCruel: Joshua of course.
* KudzuPlot: A fair few of the hints the film gives to explain things just raise further questions.
** The baby cries all night because Joshua was messing with it then running away. We learn this because Joshua taped himself doing it. [[FridgeLogic Why the hell did Joshua tape himself doing it?]]
* LackofEmpathy: Joshua

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* %%* KidsAreCruel: Joshua of course.
* KudzuPlot: A fair few of the hints the film gives to explain things just raise further questions.
** The baby cries all night because Joshua was messing with it then running away. We learn this because Joshua taped himself doing it. [[FridgeLogic Why the hell did Joshua tape himself doing it?]]
* LackofEmpathy:
%%* LackOfEmpathy: Joshua



* TheSociopath: Joshua.
* ShoutOut: Joshua throwing up at the start suggests the 'peeing on the rug' scene from ''Film/TheExorcist''.

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* %%* TheSociopath: Joshua.
* ShoutOut: ShoutOut:
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Joshua throwing up at the start suggests the 'peeing on the rug' scene from ''Film/TheExorcist''.




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* VoodooShark: A fair few of the hints the film gives to explain things just raise further questions.
** The baby cries all night because Joshua was messing with it then running away. We learn this because Joshua taped himself doing it. [[FridgeLogic Why the hell did Joshua tape himself doing it?]]
20th Apr '17 3:21:34 AM emilin_rose
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* IAmBecomingSong: At the end [[spoiler:Joshua and his uncle]] Write a song at the piano to celebrate becoming a family. The lyrics imply that Joshua is starting to be happy feels that his parents got their just desserts and will never be loved again. The movie ends with [[spoiler:Joshua's Uncle]] giving him [[OhCrap horrified stare.]] (Presumably having realized that it was all part of Joshua's plan.)



* IAmBecomingSong: At the end [[spoiler:Joshua and his uncle]] Write a song at the piano to celebrate becoming a family. The lyrics imply that Joshua is starting to be happy feels that his parents got their just deserts and will never be loved again. The movie ends with [[spoiler:Joshua's Uncle]] giving him [[OhCrap horrified stare.]] (Presumably having realized that it was all part of Joshua's plan.)
20th Feb '17 9:32:07 PM Benthelame
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* AttentionHarlot: Joshua. Wanting to be a baby again so you can get all of your parent's attention, faking an illness at a concert and pretending to faint while onstage in front of several people.


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* GreenEyedMonster: Heavily implied to be the motive behind Joshua's behavior early in the film. Everytime his family gives attention to his baby sister, he acts out. When his deeply religious aunt takes him to church for the first time and the Christians mention being born again, he takes it to mean a literal birth and states that he wants to be born again. (Presumably to gain the attention of his parents.)


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* IAmBecomingSong: At the end [[spoiler:Joshua and his uncle]] Write a song at the piano to celebrate becoming a family. The lyrics imply that Joshua is starting to be happy feels that his parents got their just deserts and will never be loved again. The movie ends with [[spoiler:Joshua's Uncle]] giving him [[OhCrap horrified stare.]] (Presumably having realized that it was all part of Joshua's plan.)


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6th Dec '15 2:38:49 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[spoiler:TheBadGuyWins]]

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* [[spoiler:TheBadGuyWins]]%%* TheBadGuyWins
28th Jan '15 4:13:38 AM sabrina_diamond
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* AmbiguouslyGay: Uncle Ned there's no mention of his sexuality but he has the stereotypical mannerisms.
** Some see Joshua as being this, even though he's only nine years old.

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* AmbiguouslyGay: Uncle Ned Ned, there's no mention of his sexuality but he has the stereotypical mannerisms.
** Some see Joshua as being this, even though he's only nine ''nine years old.old''.



* ChildrenAreInnocent: No, they're not.

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* ChildrenAreInnocent: No, they're not. ''not''!



* KidsAreCruel: Joshua.

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* KidsAreCruel: Joshua.Joshua of course.



** The baby cries all night because Joshua was messing with it then running away. We learn this because Joshua taped himself doing it. Why the hell did Joshua tape himself doing it?

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** The baby cries all night because Joshua was messing with it then running away. We learn this because Joshua taped himself doing it. [[FridgeLogic Why the hell did Joshua tape himself doing it?it?]]
15th Sep '14 8:52:52 PM YaboyGabumon
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* AmbiguouslyGay: Uncle Ned (the actor Dallas Roberts is typecast as gay despite being straight in real life; any non-gay role he plays inevitably has a bit of this).

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* AmbiguouslyGay: Uncle Ned (the actor Dallas Roberts is typecast as gay despite being straight in real life; any non-gay role there's no mention of his sexuality but he plays inevitably has a bit of this).the stereotypical mannerisms.
5th Aug '14 2:09:32 PM nelec
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''Joshua'' is a 2007 American psychological horror/thriller film about an affluent young Manhattan family and how they are torn apart by the increasingly sadistic behavior of their disturbed son, Joshua. The film was directed by George Ratliff and stars Sam Rockwell, Vera Farmiga and Jacob Kogan. It was released on July 6, 2007 in the United States.

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''Joshua'' is a 2007 American psychological horror/thriller film about an affluent young Manhattan family and how they are torn apart by the increasingly sadistic behavior of their disturbed son, Joshua. The film was directed by George Ratliff and stars Sam Rockwell, Vera Farmiga Creator/VeraFarmiga and Jacob Kogan. It was released on July 6, 2007 in the United States.
14th Feb '14 10:42:10 PM Wercury
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* DawsonCasting: Twelve year old Jacob Kogan plays nine year old Joshua.
26th Oct '13 9:38:51 AM gallium
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'''''Joshua''''' is a 2007 American psychological horror/thriller film about an affluent young Manhattan family and how they are torn apart by the increasingly sadistic behavior of their disturbed son, Joshua. The film was directed by George Ratliff and stars Sam Rockwell, Vera Farmiga and Jacob Kogan. It was released on July 6, 2007 in the United States.

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'''''Joshua''''' ''Joshua'' is a 2007 American psychological horror/thriller film about an affluent young Manhattan family and how they are torn apart by the increasingly sadistic behavior of their disturbed son, Joshua. The film was directed by George Ratliff and stars Sam Rockwell, Vera Farmiga and Jacob Kogan. It was released on July 6, 2007 in the United States.



* HeyItsThatGuy: Vera Farmiga, who plays the mom in Joshua also plays the mom in ''Film/{{Orphan}}'. Coincidentally both characters have their share of mental instability problems and at odds with their mother-in-law.
** Franchise/StarTrek fans may recognize Joshua as playing Young Spock in the [[Film/StarTrek 2009 film]]. Oddly enough, Young Kirk was played by Jimmy Bennett who played Vera's non evil son in the other evil kid movie she was in.
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