I just needed a break from my clingy lockdown boyfriend to watch something alone for a fucking change and these were precisely the A24 vibes I was looking for. Man babies begetting even bigger man babies in an endless slimy mythological parasitic reincarnation loop of toxic masculinity. How meta. Maybe after you're all done growing your own vaginas you can pop up some giant milky mommy tiddies and produce your own goddamn dinner.
The part that really stood out to me is that when things got intolerable, the boys decided to collectively blame all the problems on one kid for 'breaking things' and report him to the social worker. Social worker suggests they all take responsibility and organize themselves. Which they try to do for about 5 minutes, but get bored, so they start a war and demolish the house anyway. It's really a profound allegory of modern society.
Then at the end…
"You're a good man. You're smart and you're strong and you're not as ugly as you think you are."
I return to this one every few years during halloween season and it never disappoints. Hidden within the brilliant intellectual satire is a cautionary tale about the source of true evil; Prejudice and the failure to exercise good judgment when making character assumptions without sound evidence. This isn't just the most entertaining horror comedy I've ever enjoyed, it's also a wholesome…