Joshua (2007)

The story of a perfect boy who had the perfect plan.

Blu-ray, 1h 46min
Rating: 5.9
Votes: 11908
Languages: English
Country: USA
Director: George Ratliff
Music: Nico Muhly

Plot outline

The arrival of a newborn girl causes the gradual disintegration of the Cairn family; particularly for 9-year-old Joshua (Kogan), an eccentric boy whose proper upbringing and refined tastes both take a sinister turn.

Plots

The arrival of a newborn girl causes the gradual disintegration of the Cairn family; particularly for 9-year-old Joshua (Kogan), an eccentric boy whose proper upbringing and refined tastes both take a sinister turn. - Anonymous

The Cairn's life seems to be a harmonic family: The father Brad works as a stockbroker, his wife Abby takes care of their common new-born daughter Lily, and the 9-year-old Joshua is high-talented. But the appearances are deceptive. Joshua becomes gradual jealously, that his parents give the baby more attention than him. Therefore he begins to terrorize his family. - RSaVLSG

Following the birth of his sister, Joshua, an impeccably dressed, soft-spoken, nine-year-old child prodigy, finds himself unable to cope with change. Not being the centre of attention anymore, Joshua's frustration is increasingly growing, while his blissfully unsuspecting parents, Brad and Abby Cairn, cherish every moment with tiny Lily, the apple of their eye. But, the boy cries for attention, and as mysterious coincidences and ominous signs of malice and methodical manipulation damage irreparably the already fragile balance of things, a quiet but sinister undercurrent of unease drags everyone down into its unforgiving depth. What is wrong with Joshua? - Nick Riganas