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Joshua (2007)

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Release Date
 USA: Jul 6, 2007
BoxOffice: $0.4M

Official Website:
Joshua Website

Running Time
1 hour, 45 minutes

Country USA

Production Companies
ATO Pictures

Studio Fox Searchlight Pictures

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• Joshua (2007)

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Genre: Horror

Tagline: The story of a perfect boy who had a perfect plan.

Plot: Brad (Sam Rockwell) and Abby Cairn (Vera Farmiga) seem to have it all. A successful Manhattan couple living in a plush uptown apartment, they have just welcomed their second child into the family--a lovely little girl named Lily. Everything should be golden for the happy family, but their little boy--the nine-year-old Joshua (Jacob Kogan)--is less than pleased with the latest addition to the family. An intelligent but odd little boy, Joshua's lack of humor and preoccupation with death belie his tender age, and as the parents coo over Lily, it becomes clear that they are not quite sure what to make of their stone-faced son. When Lily suddenly turns from a quiet baby into one who mysteriously begins wailing day and night, the Cairns' ordered life quickly disintegrates. The lack of sleep and stress takes a heavy toll on the mentally fragile Abby, and Brad begins racing around the city trying to care for his newborn daughter, ailing wife, and emotionally disturbed son. The family stress mounts, and when small animals and the family dog turn up dead, it doesn't take long before fingers begin pointing at the brooding and bizarre Joshua.

Vera Farmiga delivers a realistic and disturbing performance as someone tottering at the edge of emotional collapse, and Sam Rockwell is a true

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 Directed by
George Ratliff
Hell House, End Zone
 Written by
David Gilbert
End Zone
George Ratliff
Hell House, End Zone
Sam Rockwell
The Green Mile, Charlie's Angels, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
Vera Farmiga
The Departed, Running Scared, 15 Minutes
Celia Weston
The Village, The Talented Mr. Ripley, Hulk
Michael McKean
This Is Spinal Tap, Little Nicky, Clue
Dallas Roberts
3:10 to Yuma, Walk the Line, A Home at the End of the World
Nancy Giles
New York Stories, I'm Not Rappaport, Loverboy
 Music By
Nico Muhly
Choking Man, Lutkoski Fishsticks

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