Michael is a young boy living in a typical 1950's suburbanite home, except for his bizarre and horrific nightmares, and continued unease around his parents.
But especially his father, Nick.
Michael begins to suspect his parents are cooking more than just hamburgers on the grill outside, but has trouble explaining his fears to his friend Sheila, or the school's social worker....
Sometimes the blackest of black comedies are truly wonderful, and stay in the mind for days. Films like American Psycho, Sightseers, and Vampires Kiss.
This however, doesn't stimulate the senses, and its nothing other than a little boy interfering with his parents, and them telling him off, several times. And its boring.
Oh yes, some will say that its a satirical look on the wholesome nuclear family of yesteryear, but it's not clever, never funny, and sometimes it grates so much, I was near to turning it off.
Quaid is okay, the only good thing about the film, but it's really saying very little positive.
If they made it a little more edgier, sadistic even, it could have stood out.
But like the titular relatives, it will get on your nerves after ten minutes, and repeat itself several times...