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      Goodnight Mommy

      R Released Sep 14, 2022 1 hr. 31 min. Mystery & Thriller TRAILER for Goodnight Mommy: Teaser Trailer List
      37% 68 Reviews Tomatometer 34% 100+ Ratings Audience Score When twin brothers (Cameron and Nicholas Crovetti) arrive at their mother's (Naomi Watts) country home to discover her face covered in bandages--the result, she explains, of recent cosmetic surgery--they immediately sense that something doesn't add up. She sets strange new house rules, smokes in her bathroom, and secretly rips up a drawing they gave her--things their loving mother would never do. As her behavior grows increasingly bizarre and erratic, a horrifying thought takes root in the boys' minds: The sinking suspicion that the woman beneath the gauze, who's making their food and sleeping in the next room, isn't their mother at all. Read More Read Less

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      Critics Consensus

      Naomi Watts is as talented as ever, but this Goodnight Mommy remake has no real reason to exist.

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      Andrea C Thriller sicuramente interessante ed inquietante in cui il concetto dello scambio di personalità è senza dubbio terrificante. Purtroppo però ci sono tantissime forzature, nemmeno tanto piccole, che impediscono di credere a pieno della sceneggiatura, dove troppi sono i momenti in cui la salvezza sarebbe a portata ma non viene raggiunta ed anzi, i "due" ragazzi scelgono costantemente la strada sbagliata. Infine anche il plot twist finale in realtà è già visto troppe volte e per nulla originale, tragico senz'altro ma senza la capacità di scatenare le emozioni che cerca. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 03/22/24 Full Review Jacob C While lacking the subtlety and atmosphere of the original film, this remake was a great spin on an already solid movie. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/05/24 Full Review Jeff M This is almost impossible to review without giving away spoilers, so I'm going to keep this one short and sweet. This is a creepy movie that was uncomfortable to watch. If Watts' goal was to create a 21st century MOMMIE DEAREST, well, she succeeds. The young Crovetti brothers are both quite good here and elevate the material to a more compelling level than it probably deserves. I have to be honest, though - I'm beginning to tire of these movies that seems specifically made for the sole purpose of having a surprise climax and/or ending. This is a remake of a 2014 Austrian film, and I'm assuming it had the same basic structure. I'm not sure everything that happened during the movie makes sense in context, but I wasn't interested enough to re-watch it to find out. I suppose at the end, the best word to express my feelings is BLAH. I wasn't miserable throughout the experience, but I don't think I'll remember this in a few days, although seeing Naomi Watts in that mask could result in a nightmare or two. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/18/24 Full Review Milcho Unpredictable!!! Edge of my seat! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/06/24 Full Review Jeffrey P Far less shocking and impactful than the original with questionable changes that made it more generic. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 11/12/23 Full Review C S Wasn't overly scary. It reminded me a lot of The Which. Acting was spot on. Had a couple jump scares, but mostly a psychological dread / mystery thing going on. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 08/19/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Christy Lemire FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) This is not nearly as intense or terrifying [as the original]. Sep 19, 2022 Full Review Robert Levin Newsday This is not a bad movie but it's so relentlessly grim that it's hard to recommend. Rated: 2.5/4 Sep 19, 2022 Full Review Stephen Romei The Australian It is not as shocking as the original, directed by Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala, but it is still a dark psychological thriller. Rated: 3.5/5 Sep 16, 2022 Full Review Nuha Hassan Nuha Hassan Goodnight Mommy certainly has more misses than the original movie. There are some scary moments, but the overall tension of the original movie isn’t present in the remake. Sep 8, 2023 Full Review Shannon Connellan Mashable The remake dilutes the most shocking, violent elements of the original, in a way that reduces the film to a rather stale few hours of emotional and physical torment that underuses Watts' talent. Jul 28, 2023 Full Review Rebecca Johnson Film Focus Online Goodnight Mommy is a disappointing affair; it somehow manages to be both not as good as the original and way too similar, begging us to question why it has been made. Rated: 2.5/5 Jul 24, 2023 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis When twin brothers (Cameron and Nicholas Crovetti) arrive at their mother's (Naomi Watts) country home to discover her face covered in bandages--the result, she explains, of recent cosmetic surgery--they immediately sense that something doesn't add up. She sets strange new house rules, smokes in her bathroom, and secretly rips up a drawing they gave her--things their loving mother would never do. As her behavior grows increasingly bizarre and erratic, a horrifying thought takes root in the boys' minds: The sinking suspicion that the woman beneath the gauze, who's making their food and sleeping in the next room, isn't their mother at all.
      Director
      Matt Sobel
      Executive Producer
      Veronika Franz, Severin Fiala, Naomi Watts, Kyle Warren, Matt Sobel, Derrick Tseng, Sebastien Beffa, François Yon
      Screenwriter
      Kyle Warren
      Distributor
      Amazon Studios
      Production Co
      Animal Kingdom, Playtime
      Rating
      R (Some Language)
      Genre
      Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Sep 14, 2022, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Sep 16, 2022
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