The Good Son

The Good Son (1993)

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A boy, Mark (Elijah Wood)who lost his mother, is sent to live with his aunt, Susan Evans (Wendy Crewson) and uncle Wallace Evans (Daniel Hugh Kelly) who've also had a death in the family when they lost a son.
The boy slowly starts to become friendly with their surviving son Henry (Macaulay Culkin)he slowly starts to discover that his cousin has a dark and odious secret

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Trivia: For the treehouse sequence, young Macaulay Culkin and Elijah Wood made the 30-foot climb up the tree themselves, with no safety nets or wires. However, the tree was mostly surrounded (everything outside of the camera frame) with elaborate scaffolding, sufficient to support all the camera crew and equipment, so the boys were always within arm's reach of an adult.

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Question: Why would Henry do so many evil things to his own family?

Answer: Henry apparently has what is called a "conduct disorder" - the term used for kids below the age of 18 engaging in what would be (and most likely will become) a diagnosis of sociopathy/psychopathy (antisocial personality disorder) when he becomes an adult. He is "evil", highly manipulative, self-centered, without remorse or other true feelings, and probably incapable of forming loving or long-term attachments. Many sociopaths are believed to have above average intelligence and make good imposters, capable of fooling others because they come across as "charming."

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