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Nuclear Family

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USA  •    •  96m  •    •  Directed by: Kyle Rankin.  •  Starring: Corin Nemec, Ray Wise, Danielle Harris, Kinsey Packard, Sharon Lawrence, Lee Arenberg, Pauline Cohn, Parker Croft, Cindy Vela, Jim Cody Williams, Jennifer Blanc-Biehn, Michael Phillip Edwards, Joe Russell.  •  Music by: Steven Gutheinz.
        A young couple, John and Lynn, are trying to survive in the woods after what appears to be a nuclear holocaust. They stay on the move with their 11-year-old daughter, Pauline... all the while searching for their missing 8-year-old son, Grant. Meanwhile, present society has disintegrated, and the family must stay one step ahead of the Berserkers: lawless, wild, brutal men who rape,pillage and destroy as a way of life.


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I don't really do webisodes - watching five minutes at a time just doesn't interest me, unless I can wait till they're all completed and then watch them together. I haven't watched a webisode since Battlestar Galactica.

My wife strong-armed me into watching this, and I'm glad she did. This was really quite impeccable, and quite frankly it puts the NBC show Revolution to shame because it does far more with a fraction of the budget. While Revolution is trying to convince you that an incredibly attractive group running around in Abercrombie & Fitch clothing is living in a post-apocalyptic world, Nuclear Family does a significantly better job of selling the reality.

Sure, it's a bit rough around the edges, but all of that can be attributed to the lack of a budget. The writing is top notch. And the addition of Ray Wise as "The Man" just tickles my fancy. It reminded me of his turn as the Devil in Reaper, another underwatched and underrated gem.

Review by Dances with Werewolves from the Internet Movie Database.


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