‘Goodnight Mommy’ Ending Explained: Naomi Watt’s Amazon Thriller Comes With A Wild Plot

Good night mom on Amazon Prime is a new psychological thriller that makes good use of the fact that plastic surgery bandages and identical twins are inherently scary concepts.

Based on the 2014 Austrian film from filmmakers Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala, this 2022 American remake was directed by director Matt Sobel and writer Kyle Warren. Naomi Watts plays the titular role, a character known only as “Mother”, who spends the vast majority of the film with her face wrapped in gauze. Child actors and IRL twin brothers Cameron and Nicholas Crovetti star alongside her, as her twin sons begin to suspect that Mother isn’t who she claims to be.

If you don’t know the Good night mom plot of the 2014 movie, then you’re in for a wild ride. Read on for Decider’s breakdown of 2022 Good night mom remake.

Warning: Good night mom spoilers ahead. Obviously.


Good night mom is more of a psychological thriller than a horror movie slasher, so it’s not this scary. It’s not gory, gory or gross. Don’t expect jumpscares or disturbing images – it’s all about the slow building of mind games. That said, Good night mom is scary in the sense that it plays on the idea that you might not be able to trust your loved ones. If you want to know more, read on to Good night mom summary of the plot and the Good night mom end, explained.


The twins Elias and Lucas are sent to their mother after a long separation. To their surprise, when they arrive, their mother’s face is completely covered with a facial bandage. She tells them that she is recovering from cosmetic surgery. As if that wasn’t weird enough, Mother’s behavior is erratic. She forbids them from certain parts of the house, bans visitors and insists that the blinds remain closed, saying it is necessary for her recovery. She quickly gets angry, yells at the boys, and even abuses them. She refuses to sing them their bedtime song.

The boys sneak into the forbidden barn and Elias finds a bloodstain. Eh! Probably nothing! They begin to suspect that this woman is not their mother, but their father does not answer their calls. When mom finds out they tried to call dad, she takes their (apparently shared) phone and destroys it.

The boys manage to escape and camp in a neighbor’s barn. They are discovered by the police, and explain their situation. The police promise to take them “to a safe place”, but bring them back to Mother’s house. ACAB, am I right? When they get home, mom has her bandages off and her face is just like their real mom. Also, it turns out that Mother is some kind of famous actor, and the policemen are fans. They are therefore not properly investigating the allegations of abuse of the twins. As Elias and Lucas leave the room, Elias overhears Mother telling the police “how did it happen”. She replies, “He was playing by the pool and must have slipped on some water.” She begins to cry. “It’s terrifying, this border between reality and fantasy, it has disappeared.” The police respond that the children are imagining things and insist that it will pass.

Elias and Lucas still don’t believe this is their real mother and instead believe that a stranger had facial reconstruction surgery. They tape Mother to bed and provide what they believe to be proof: a photo of their real mother with green eyes, while this woman’s eyes are blue. The mum insists she wears colored contacts for work and her eyes have always been blue. Lucas wants to run away, but Elias is determined to find out where their “real” mother is. He sprinkles her with cold water and demands to know where their real mother is.

Mother starts crying and begs Elias to believe her. Elias begins to doubt himself and searches for the supposed contacts that his mother says are in his purse. Lucas arrives at the purse first and says he can’t find any contacts. Lucas also insists that they tape Mother’s mouth shut, to “stop her from lying”. But before the twins can run, the cops show up at the house. One of the officers suspects something is wrong and insists Elias tell him everything. He doesn’t abandon his brother, but he finds the colored contacts in Mom’s purse. He rushes to let mom go.


Elias runs into Mother’s arms, now convinced that there is something wrong with Lucas. Mother brings Elias to the forbidden barn. He asks where Lucas is, and she tells him not to worry about it. Mother brings Elias to the attic of the barn and forces him to look at the bloodstain on the wall. Elias begins to sob, refusing to look. The mother tells Elias that he was playing with a loaded gun and killed his brother. “It’s real,” she insists. “Look at this. No more pretending.

At this point, you can look back on the movie and realize that the only times other people interacted with any of the twins was Elias and not Lucas. If you rewatch the movie, you’ll also find that Mother still gets mad at Elias, not Lucas, and seems to be particularly angry when Elias mentions Lucas. You will always see that she answers only to Elias and that all her dialogues are addressed to him. The implication is that Lucas was a hallucination invented by Elias’ brain as a coping mechanism for this extreme trauma. This explains why two boys share the same phone and why “Lucas” is always the one who mistrusts Mother, because Lucas is actually a part of Elias’ brain trying to protect him from the trauma of facing what he has. do. This also explains why Mother was so distant with Elias. Rather than face the reality that his mother was mad at him, he concocted an elaborate fantasy to explain his new attitude.


Elias panics, sobs, and pushes his mother out of the attic, killing her. His lantern shatters and sets the barn on fire. Elias runs away and vomits in the field. Then, as he watches the barn burn, Elias is approached by Mother and Lucas, seemingly alive and unharmed. We can conclude that Elias really did kill Lucas and his mother, and now he’s hallucinating both his mother and his brother. This new mother loves and embraces Elias, proving again that she is a hallucination – his real mother was mad at him for killing her son, which is why she was so distant and cruel.

With this bomb, the film ends. Phew! I will never have children.

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