Joshua

Joshua

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Director: George Ratliff

Cast: George Ratliff, Sam Rockwell, Vera Farmiga, Celia Weston

     
 

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Sam Rockwell and Vera Farmiga star in director George Ratliff's uncomfortable psychological thriller Joshua, as Brad and Abby Cairn, an affluent young stockbroker and his wife, raising children in New York City. Their firstborn, the nine-year-old Joshua (

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Sam Rockwell and Vera Farmiga star in director George Ratliff's uncomfortable psychological thriller Joshua, as Brad and Abby Cairn, an affluent young stockbroker and his wife, raising children in New York City. Their firstborn, the nine-year-old Joshua (Jacob Kogan), is a frighteningly intelligent child -- to such a degree that he thinks and acts decades ahead of his age. Nearly always clad in formal wear and demonstrating limitless brilliance as a pianist -- with a marked predilection for "dissonant" classical pieces -- Joshua gravitates toward his gay aesthete uncle (Dallas Roberts) as a close friend, but distances himself from his immediate kin -- particularly when Abby brings a newborn baby sister home from the hospital and unwisely alienates the young tyke. As the days pass, one at a time, the mood at the house regresses from healthy and happy to strange, unsettled, and disorienting; meanwhile, bizarre events transpire. As the baby's whines drive an already strained Abby to the point of a nervous breakdown, Joshua devolves from eccentric to downright sociopathic behavior, discarding all of his toys, disemboweling a stuffed animal, and killing off pets. One at a time, family members also begin to suffer tragic fates -- but are they Joshua's fevered and psychotic doings or merely the result of happenstance?

Product Details

Release Date:
01/08/2008
UPC:
0024543492092
Original Release:
2007
Rating:
R
Source:
20th Century Fox
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:46:00

Special Features

Audio commentary by director/writer George Ratliff and writer David Gilbert; Deleted scenes; Cast and crew interviews; Jacob Kogan's audition; Music video: "Fly" sung by Dave Matthews; Original theatrical trailer

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Sam Rockwell Brad Cairn
Vera Farmiga Abby Carin
Celia Weston Hazel Cairn
Dallas Roberts Ned Davidoff
Michael McKean Chester Jerkins
Jacob Kogan Joshua Cairn
Nancy Giles Betsy Polsheck
Linda Larkin Ms. Danforth
Alex Draper Stewart Slocum
Stephanie Roth Haberle Pediatrician
Ezra Barnes Fred Solomon
Jodie Markell Ruth Solomon
Rufus Collins Henry Abernathy
Haviland Morris Monique Abernathy
Tom Bloom Joe Cairn
Antonia Stout Museum Staffer
Randy Ryan Soccer Dad
Evan Seligman Soccer Teammate
Patrick Henney Singing Boy
Gurdeep Singh Cabbie
Nicholas Guidry Bike Messenger
Darrill Rosen Homeless Man
Daniel Jenkins Minister
Erik M. Solky Park Patron
Shianne Kolb Cairn, Lily
Lacey Vill Actor
Nico Muhly Conductor

Technical Credits
George Ratliff Director,Screenwriter
Cory Azriliant Consultant/advisor
Roshelle Berliner Production Designer
Manuel Billeter Camera Operator
Astrid Brucker Costumes/Costume Designer
Jacob Craycroft Editor
Katya DeBear Art Director
Benoit Debie Cinematographer
Patricia Kerrigan DiCerto Casting
Johnathan Dorfman Producer
Thomas Fatone Associate Producer,Asst. Director
Temple Fennell Executive Producer
David Gilbert Screenwriter
Ken Ishii Sound/Sound Designer
Ludovic Littee Camera Operator
Nico Muhly Score Composer
Daniel O'Meara Executive Producer
Daniel O'Meara Executive Producer
George Paaswell Co-producer,Executive Producer
Abigail Savage Sound/Sound Designer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Joshua
1. Main Titles/New Baby [4:05]
2. Family Visit [4:31]
3. Weird Son [3:06]
4. Day in the Life [4:06]
5. Baby Joshua [2:37]
6. School Recital [4:49]
7. Non-Stop Crying [4:47]
8. Embalming Lesson [2:06]
9. Not Now [5:28]
10. Teacher Conference [1:18]
11. Clumsy Abby [8:02]
12. Sorrow [5:34]
13. Born Again [6:02]
14. Does Daddy Love Me? [3:23]
15. Let's Play a Game [9:42]
16. Pure Evil [5:07]
17. The Accident [2:59]
18. He's Only Nine [1:38]
19. I Don't Feel Sick [3:34]
20. Textbook Abuse [3:48]
21. Who Hurt You? [6:21]
22. A Beautiful Day [3:07]
23. Save Yourself [3:18]
24. To Be With You/End Titles [6:07]

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