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aka DEVIL'S CHILD AKA JOSHUA
USA: Fox Searchlight
UK: Twentieth Century Fox
Cast: Sam Rockwell, Vera Farmiga, Celia Weston, Dallas Roberts, Michael McKean, Jacob Kogan, Nancy Giles, Linda Larkin, Alex Draper, Stephanie Roth Haberle, Ezra Barnes, Jodie Markell, Rufus Collins, Haviland Morris, Tom Bloom, Antonia Stout, Randy Ryan, Evan Seligman, Patrick Henney, Gurdeep Singh, Nicholas Guidry, Darrill Rosen, Daniel Jenkins, Erik M Solky, Shianne Kolb, Lacey Vill
Director: George Ratliff
USA: 105 mins
UK: 110 mins
USA Rated: R for language and some disturbing behavior by a child
UK Certificate: 12A
USA Release Date: 6 July 2007 (Limited Release)
UK Release Date: 30 November 2007
UK DVD Release Date: 19 January 2009
JOSHUA is a smart, bone-chilling psychological thriller about an upscale American family faced with an inner source of horror. In a breathtaking Upper East Side Apartment, the seemingly perfect Manhattan parents, Brad and Abby Cairn (Sam Rockwell and Vera Farmiga), are celebrating the birth of their second child, Lily. Lily is surrounded by love, toys, a doting uncle (Dallas Roberts) and an attentive grandmother (Celia Weston). But she is also surrounded by her 9 year-old brother, Joshua (Jacob Kogan).
Joshua is no ordinary boy.
He's exceptionally intelligent and frighteningly precocious. He has an angelic politeness and an easy cool that belie his young age. And now, he seems increasingly unhappy with his new life in which his parents dote on Lily while he quietly plays the piano in the corner. As the mood darkens in the Cairn's apartment, the veneer of their polished lives begins to crack. Lily cries incessantly and an upstairs renovation drives Abby into what may or may not be a bad case of post-partum psychosis. Stressed to the limit and living on no sleep, Brad and Abby find themselves wrapped up in an escalating chain of domestic terror.
But what is the cause of their torment? Is it all a series of eerie coincidences or are they in the midst of an unimaginably evil mind? And could it be Joshua who, like his Biblical namesake, is bringing the house tumbling down around his family?
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