History Film / TheGoodSon

8th Jun '17 12:23:19 PM BeatrixKiddo
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*** Unfortunately, this happens with [[https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2017/06/when-your-child-is-a-psychopath/524502/ frightening regularity]] in the [[RealityIsUnrealistic real world]].
8th Jun '17 12:21:52 PM BeatrixKiddo
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** Unfortunately a case of TruthInTelevision; The film was made in 1993, and it took ''20 years'' to get any form of diagnosis for a child psychopath added to the DSM. Children like Henry in the real world [[https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2017/06/when-your-child-is-a-psychopath/524502/ fool adults and professionals with alarming regularity]].
16th Feb '17 4:56:39 PM tvtropesruinedmylife22
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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.

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''The Good Son'' is a 1993 thriller film starring Macaulay Culkin and Creator/ElijahWood. The film was directed by JosephRuben, Joseph Ruben, 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.
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'''
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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.
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