"The Prodigy" is a 2019 horror film directed by Nicholas McCarthy.
The starring cast includes Taylor Schilling as Sarah Blume, Jackson Robert Scott as Miles Blume, Colm Feore as Arthur Jacobson, Paul Fauteux as Edward Scarka, Brittany Allen as Margaret, Peter Mooney as John Blume, David Kohlsmith as Miles Blume - Age 5, Elisa Moolecherry as Zoe, Paula Boudreau as Dr. Strasser, Martin Roach as Dr. Kagan and others.
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Orion Pictures on Thursday, January 03, 2019 released the trailer for "The Prodigy" you can watch here:
THE PRODIGY Official Trailer (2019).
Here is a short review of "The Prodigy" movie plot summary.
On August 22, 2010, in rural Ohio, serial killer Edward Scarka (Paul Fauteux) is fatally shot during a police raid of his farmhouse. At the time of Edward's death, married couple Sarah (Taylor Schilling) and John give birth to their son, Miles, in Pennsylvania. Miles shows extreme wisdom and intelligence from a young age and begins speaking fluently before he is even a toddler.
When Miles turns eight in 2018, Sarah and John begin noticing behavioural changes in him. One night he plays a prank on his babysitter Zoe (Elisa Moolecherry), seriously injuring her, but claims no memory of the incident. At school, he attacks a classmate with a wrench. Sarah takes Miles to psychiatrist Elaine Strasser and turns over a tape recording of him talking apparent gibberish in his sleep. Elaine gives the tape to a colleague, Arthur Jacobson (Colm Feore), an expert on rebirth and reincarnation. Arthur reveals that the gibberish Miles spoke is, in fact, a rare dialect of Hungarian and that the words translate to "I'll cut your eyes out and watch you die, whore."
Sarah is unwilling to believe Arthur's assertion that an unsettled spirit wants control of the boy's body. At home, the family's dog goes missing, and John becomes infuriated when he finds that Miles has been recording the couple's bedroom with a baby monitor. John leaves to stay with his brother, leaving Sarah alone with Miles. Sarah later finds a swarm of flies in the house and discovers the family's dismembered dog in the basement. Miles apologizes, explaining that someone is invading his dreams every night and that he has to "make room."
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"The Prodigy" movie release date was scheduled to be on February 7, 2019 (Germany, Hungary), on February 8, 2019 (United States), on February 21, 2019 (Denmark) and on March 15, 2019 (United Kingdom) distributing by Orion Pictures, 24 Bilder Filmagentur, Another World Entertainment, Ascot Elite Entertainment Group, Bravos Pictures, Cineforum, Cineplex, Digicine, Eagle Pictures, Elevation Pictures, Exponenta, Forum Film Poland, Forum Film Slovakia, Forum Films, Forum Hungary, Golden Village Pictures, Imagem Filmes, Latam Pictures, Mis. Label, Mongkol Major, Multi Media Distribution, NOS Audiovisuais, Noble Entertainment, Odeon, Pancinema, Pioneer Films, Splendid Film, Times Media Films, United International Pictures (UIP), Vertigo Releasing, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, Falcon Films, Filmax, Roadshow Entertainment, Roadshow Films and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.
The duration of the film is 92 minutes and 100 minutes (original cut). With a budget of $6 million, the film grossed over $21.1 million.
"The Prodigy" movie is rated "R", according to the MPAA film rating system.
Principal photography began in March 2018 and wrapped in the same month in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
"The Prodigy" movie got average rating from critics. IMDB rating is 5.9/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 41/100. But the audience kinda likes the film. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "C+" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.
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