Mom and Dad Blu-ray Review – 2017 Crazy Horror Comedy

Mom and Dad Blu-ray Review

It’s time for another Nicolas Cage movie, this time it’s from the director of the Crank films. Mom and Dad (2017) is a mad and wild comedy horror that co-stars Selma Blair. Should you consider picking it up on blu-ray? Let’s take a look, so without further ado here’s my Mom and Dad blu-ray review.

  • Mom and Dad (2017)
  • Genre: Horror, Comedy
  • Directed by Brian Taylor
  • UK Rating 15
  • Discs: 1
  • Released By Universal Pictures
  • Blu-ray Released: 16 July 2018


Parents will do anything for their children but this notion is flipped on its head when the adults start attacking their own. Something has occurred and its happening everywhere, the children are now the hunted.

Style / Direction

The films directed by Brian Taylor whilst Daniel Pearl is responsible for the cinematography. As I mentioned earlier the director is also responsible for Crank (2006) and Crank: High Voltage (2009). These are two of my least favourite Statham movies.

Mom and Dad (2017) shares that crazy vibe and fast action sequences but does everything better. In the end I think this style actually works rather well and actually plays to the story’s strengths.

Music / Audio Effects

The music is provided by Mr. Bill and the music is wild and out of control which fits perfectly with the visuals.

Acting / Characters

Let’s face it we know Nicolas Cage is incredibly capable of playing wild out of control characters. Therefore he is perfectly cast and delivers an excellent and over the top performance which is required for the film to work.

Similarly Selma Blair as the Mom is equally neurotic which all goes to making this both a fun and disturbing.


  • Nicolas Cage as Brent Ryan
  • Selma Blair as Kendall Ryan
  • Anne Winters as Carly Ryan
  • Lila Tellone as Young Carly
  • Zackary Arthur as Josh Ryan
  • Robert T. Cunningham as Damon
  • Olivia Crocicchia as Riley
  • Brionne Davis as Tanner
  • Samantha Lemole as Jenna
  • Lance Henriksen as Mel Ryan
  • Joseph D. Reitman as Homeroom Teacher

Conclusion: Mom and Dad (2017) Film Review

I’m still not sure if I liked or even enjoyed this movie. That said I do give it credit for trying something a little different by having the adults turn on their most precious things in the world. Add that story against a crazy sound and visual style and you have something that needs to be seen and discussed.

My recommendation is to give this comedy horror a look you might just really love it!

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Conclusion: Mom and Dad Blu-ray Review

There are no issues to report in the picture quality department being a film from 2017. On the extras side of things there’s just a cast question and answer feature which worth a look.


  • Cast Q&A

Popcorn Cinema Rating: Mom and Dad (2017)



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Mom and Dad Blu-ray Review

Mom and Dad (2017) Film Trailer

For those of you yet to see the film I’ll leave you with a little taster…

Clip may not be representative of the Blu-ray version

That concludes my Mom and Dad Blu-ray review, I’m aiming to review more Nicolas Cage movies soon. What’s next? Check back soon…

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Summary: Mom and Dad (2017) Blu-ray Review
Mom and Dad Blu-ray Review

Movie title: Mom and Dad (2017)

Movie description: Horror-comedy, starring Nicolas Cage & Selma Blair as parents out to take down their own children

Duration: 83 mins

Director(s): Brian Taylor

Actor(s): Nicolas Cage, Selma Blair, Anne Winters, Zackary Arthur, Lance Henriksen, Robert T. Cunningham, Olivia Crocicchia

Genre: Horror, Comedy

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