TC, check out the message board at IMDB.com:
A lot of questions can be answered by reading the threads there. I was very confused by this movie when I first saw it, but then after I dug on that board, it made a lot more sense. I meant to watch it again with this new perspective, but never got around to it.
Anyway, I now consider it a great movie (now that I'm enlightened
). It's very creepy, especially that scene with the miniature parents.
Oh, and you'll have to register to read the board, but it's okay. It's fairly quick and they don't distribute your info. It's an Amazon company.