History Film / TheGoodSon

3rd Nov '16 8:59:13 PM nombretomado
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* PrecisionFStrike: Yes, The ''HomeAlone'' kid really did say the F-word that rhymes with "duck".

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* PrecisionFStrike: Yes, The ''HomeAlone'' ''Film/HomeAlone'' kid really did say the F-word that rhymes with "duck".
23rd Sep '16 9:55:39 AM Mdumas43073
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-->-- '''Roger Ebert'''

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-->-- '''Roger Ebert'''
'''Creator/RogerEbert'''
23rd Sep '16 9:55:07 AM Mdumas43073
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[[caption-width-right:212:[[CreepyChild This role]] is [[PlayingAgainstType a little different]] from [[Film/HomeAlone Kevin McCallister]].]]

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[[caption-width-right:212:[[CreepyChild This role]] [[caption-width-right:300:This role is [[PlayingAgainstType a little different]] from [[Film/HomeAlone Kevin McCallister]].]]



''The Good Son'' is a 1993 film starring Macaulay Culkin and Creator/ElijahWood. The film was directed by JosephRuben, previously known for such films as ''Film/TheStepfather'' (1987) and ''Film/SleepingWithTheEnemy'' (1991), and based on a script by acclaimed novelist Ian [=McEwan=], which was rewritten by others due to ExecutiveMeddling.

It is about Henry Evans, played by Macaulay, a psychopathic kid terrorizing his cousin, Mark (Elijah Wood). Mark tries incredibly hard to convince his family that Henry is psychotic and evil, [[ObviouslyEvil a fact that should be noticed even if you're three miles away]]. Mark continually tries to stop Henry from getting worse, only to have Henry make ''him'' look worse at every turn...

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''The Good Son'' is a 1993 thriller film starring Macaulay Culkin and Creator/ElijahWood. The film was directed by JosephRuben, previously known for such films as ''Film/TheStepfather'' (1987) and ''Film/SleepingWithTheEnemy'' (1991), and based on a script by acclaimed novelist Ian [=McEwan=], which was rewritten by others due to ExecutiveMeddling.

It is about Henry Evans, played by Macaulay, Evans (Culkin), a psychopathic kid terrorizing his cousin, Mark (Elijah Wood). Mark tries incredibly hard to convince his family that Henry is psychotic and evil, [[ObviouslyEvil a fact that should be noticed even if you're three miles away]]. Mark continually tries to stop Henry from getting worse, only to have Henry make ''him'' look worse at every turn...
23rd Sep '16 9:49:10 AM Mdumas43073
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Compare with ''Literature/TheBadSeed'', to which this movie bears more than a passing resemblance.
14th Sep '16 2:14:47 PM igordebraga
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* FaceOfAnAngelMindOfADemon: Henry, to the point South America decided to throw the subtlety out the window, and named the movie ''[[MarketBasedTitle The Evil Angel]]''.[[note]]In the Spanish-speaking countries, it even is a TranslationMatchmaking to ''Home Alone'', which was called ''Mi Pobre Angelito'' ([[CompletelyDifferentTitle "My poor little angel"]]).[[/note]]

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* FaceOfAnAngelMindOfADemon: Henry, to the point CompletelyDifferentTitle: South America decided to throw the subtlety out the window, and named the movie ''[[MarketBasedTitle ''[[FaceOfAnAngelMindOfADemon The Evil Angel]]''.[[note]]In Angel]]'' instead.
** This is possibly a case of a MarketBasedTitle, as
the Spanish-speaking countries, it even is a TranslationMatchmaking to ''Home Alone'', which Alone'' movie was called in Latin America ''Mi Pobre Angelito'' ([[CompletelyDifferentTitle "My ("My poor little angel"]]).[[/note]]angel"). Since this movie shares the same actor, only evil this time, ''The Evil Angel" seems like a nice fit.
14th Sep '16 2:10:24 PM igordebraga
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* CompletelyDifferentTitle: South America decided to throw the subtlety out the window, and named the movie ''[[FaceOfAnAngelMindOfADemon The Evil Angel]]'' instead.
** This is possibly a case of a MarketBasedTitle, as the ''Home Alone'' movie was called in Latin America ''Mi Pobre Angelito'' ("My poor little angel"). Since this movie shares the same actor, only evil this time, ''The Evil Angel" seems like a nice fit.

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* CompletelyDifferentTitle: FaceOfAnAngelMindOfADemon: Henry, to the point South America decided to throw the subtlety out the window, and named the movie ''[[FaceOfAnAngelMindOfADemon ''[[MarketBasedTitle The Evil Angel]]'' instead.
** This is possibly a case of a MarketBasedTitle, as
Angel]]''.[[note]]In the Spanish-speaking countries, it even is a TranslationMatchmaking to ''Home Alone'' movie Alone'', which was called in Latin America ''Mi Pobre Angelito'' ("My ([[CompletelyDifferentTitle "My poor little angel"). Since this movie shares the same actor, only evil this time, ''The Evil Angel" seems like a nice fit.angel"]]).[[/note]]
2nd Sep '16 4:06:15 AM Silverblade2
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''The Good Son'' is a 1993 film starring [[Film/HomeAlone Macaulay Culkin]] and Creator/ElijahWood. The film was directed by JosephRuben, previously known for such films as ''Film/TheStepfather'' (1987) and ''Film/SleepingWithTheEnemy'' (1991), and based on a script by acclaimed novelist Ian [=McEwan=], which was rewritten by others due to ExecutiveMeddling.

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''The Good Son'' is a 1993 film starring [[Film/HomeAlone Macaulay Culkin]] Culkin and Creator/ElijahWood. The film was directed by JosephRuben, previously known for such films as ''Film/TheStepfather'' (1987) and ''Film/SleepingWithTheEnemy'' (1991), and based on a script by acclaimed novelist Ian [=McEwan=], which was rewritten by others due to ExecutiveMeddling.



The movie was critically hated, being called a thoroughly creepy, unpleasant experience. The movie was a modest box office hit. It had a relatively small production budget and earned about $60.5 million in the worldwide market. About 45 million of these dollars came from the United States market, where it was the 31st most successful film of its year. Elijah Wood won a Saturn Award for his performance in this film.
25th Jul '16 7:51:33 PM LadyNorbert
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* BigBrotherBully: Even before he tries to kill his sister, Henry is rude towards Connie. He even held her hand on the ice rink [[ManipulativeBastard just so that killing her would be easier]], and it's not like Connie was expecting that anyway.



* BigBrotherBully: Even before he tries to kill his sister, Henry is rude towards Connie. He even held her hand on the ice rink [[ManipulativeBastard just so that killing her would be easier]], and it's not like Connie was expecting that anyway.



* CompletelyDifferentTitle: South America decided to throw the subtletly out the window, and named the movie ''[[FaceOfAnAngelMindOfADemon The Evil Angel]]'' instead.
** This is possibly a case of a MarketBasedTitle, as the Home Alone movie was called in latin america "Mi Pobre Angelito" (My poor little angel). Since this movie shares the same actor, only evil this time, "The Evil Angel" seems like a nice fit.

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* CompletelyDifferentTitle: South America decided to throw the subtletly subtlety out the window, and named the movie ''[[FaceOfAnAngelMindOfADemon The Evil Angel]]'' instead.
** This is possibly a case of a MarketBasedTitle, as the Home Alone ''Home Alone'' movie was called in latin america "Mi Latin America ''Mi Pobre Angelito" (My Angelito'' ("My poor little angel). angel"). Since this movie shares the same actor, only evil this time, "The ''The Evil Angel" seems like a nice fit.



* HollywoodDensity: Henry tries to kill his sister by hurling her onto thin ice, where she immediately falls through. However, several adults trying to save her easily walk on the ice and need massive axes to chip it open mere seconds later.

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* HollywoodDensity: Henry tries [[spoiler:tries to kill his sister sister]] by hurling her onto thin ice, where she immediately falls through. However, several adults trying to save her easily walk on the ice and need massive axes to chip it open mere seconds later.



* OffingTheOffspring: [[spoiler:Susan ultimately has to choose between which child will live when she can only rescue one...and she lets Henry die.]]

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* OffingTheOffspring: [[spoiler:Susan ultimately has to choose between which child will live when she can only rescue one...and she lets Henry die.]]



* SelfMadeOrphan: [[spoiler:Henry tries this on Susan in the end. It epically backfires.]].
* ShoutOut: When they meet the first time Henry gives Mark [[Franchise/{{Halloween}} a white mask made of paper and glue]].
* TheSociopath: Henry is literally a textbook example of one.

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* SelfMadeOrphan: [[spoiler:Henry tries this on Susan in the end. It epically backfires.]].
backfires on an epic scale.]]
* ShoutOut: When they meet for the first time time, Henry gives Mark [[Franchise/{{Halloween}} a white mask made of paper and glue]].
* TheSociopath: Henry is literally a textbook example of one.



* ThereAreNoTherapists: There ''is'' in fact a therapist in the movie, she's here to help Mark get over his grief of losing his mother. However, despite her professional training, she thinks Mark's behavior and ramblings about his cousin being is evil is just a way to get attention. [[EpicFail She also fails]] to recognize Henry as [[TheSociopath a manipulative monster who doesn't have any shred of empathy]].

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* ThereAreNoTherapists: There ''is'' in fact a therapist in the movie, movie; she's here to help Mark get over his grief of losing his mother. However, despite her professional training, she thinks Mark's behavior and ramblings about his cousin being is evil is just a way to get attention. [[EpicFail She also fails]] to recognize Henry as [[TheSociopath a manipulative monster who doesn't have any shred of empathy]].
26th Jun '16 12:38:49 PM Morgenthaler
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* BadPeopleAbuseAnimals: Henry shoots and kills a dog with a nail crossbow.



* KickTheDog: [[spoiler: Henry shoots and kills a dog with a nail crossbow.]]
16th Jun '16 8:04:40 AM Forenperser
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* NoEndorHolocaust: After causing a ''massive'' car crash, dialogue between Mark and Henry implies that Henry only ''could'' have killed somebody, but actually didn't.
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