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Joshua is a 2007 American psychological horror/thriller film about an affluent young Manhattan family and how they are torn apart by the increasingly sadistic behavior of their disturbed son, Joshua. The film was directed by George Ratliff and stars Sam Rockwell, Vera Farmiga and Jacob Kogan. It was released on July 6, 2007 in the United States.
The movie centers around the lives of Brad and Abby Cairn (Rockwell and Farmiga), two affluent Manhattanites with two children. Their firstborn, the nine-year-old boy Joshua (Kogan) is a child prodigy to such a degree that he thinks and acts decades ahead of his age. He is nearly always clad in conservative business attire and demonstrating limitless brilliance as a pianist with a marked predilection for “dissonant” classical pieces. Joshua gravitates toward his gay esthete uncle Ned (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.
As the days pass, bizarre events transpire as the mood at the house regresses from healthy and happy to strange and disorienting.
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