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      The Son

      PG-13 Released Nov 25, 2022 2h 4m Drama TRAILER for The Son: Trailer 1 List The Son: Trailer 1 The Son: Trailer 1 1:50 The Son: Teaser Trailer The Son: Teaser Trailer 0:53 View more videos
      29% Tomatometer 182 Reviews 59% Audience Score 250+ Ratings A cautionary tale that follows a family as it struggles to reunite after falling apart. THE SON centers on Peter (Hugh Jackman), whose hectic life with his infant and new partner Beth (Vanessa Kirby) is upended when his ex-wife Kate (Laura Dern) appears at his door to discuss their son Nicholas (Zen McGrath), who is now a teenager. The young man has been missing school for months and is deeply troubled. Peter strives to take care of Nicholas as he would have wanted his own father (Anthony Hopkins) to have taken care of him while juggling his and Beth's new son, and at work an offer of a dream position in Washington. However, by reaching for the past to correct its mistakes, he loses sight of how to hold onto Nicholas in the present. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Despite reliably solid work from Laura Dern and Hugh Jackman, The Son remains mired in off-puttingly aggressive melodrama.

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      The Son does a fairly admirable job of handling some tough subject matter, although the way the characters are written may take some viewers out of the story.

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      Kevin Maher Times (UK) Zeller's too smart to make a truly "bad" movie, and there are some interesting ideas here... But the messaging is so blunt, and the narrative descent so predictable, it leaves little room for actual emotional engagement. Rated: 2/5 Mar 10, 2023 Full Review Wenlei Ma News.com.au A badly misjudged melodrama, this domestic tale is bogged down in heavy handed histrionics and sentimental notes that makes you want to run away. Rated: 2/5 Feb 20, 2023 Full Review Clarisse Loughrey Independent (UK) There are no ill intentions behind The Son, but sometimes stories are so badly judged and naive in their execution that they turn ugly. Rated: 1/5 Feb 18, 2023 Full Review Nuha Hassan Nuha Hassan Several movies portray the sensitive nature of suicide and depression. Unfortunately, Zeller’s movie provides a distorted reality of mental health. Sep 8, 2023 Full Review Sarah Vincent Cambridge Day Zeller suffers a sad sophomore slump that perpetuates stereotypes about people with mental illness being dangerous. Rated: 2/4 Aug 16, 2023 Full Review Manuel São Bento FirstShowing.net The Son is an emotionally devastating film with a shocking yet important cautionary message for all parents. Rated: B+ Jul 25, 2023 Full Review Read all reviews

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      T. Christian Very serious film, delving into generational trauma, depression, and suicide. Solid performances, but will not leave you feeling lighthearted. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/29/23 Full Review JULIA M Great honest movie about mental health, how serious it is. Good reminder to all of us. Outstanding actors and acting. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/25/23 Full Review michael p This show will bring out the emotions that life's experiences may have already touched your personal life . This is a movie that will leave you thinking one thing one minute and asking yourself, " What ? ." the next minute ! Not for everyone but my wife and I liked it alot and discussed the movie all the way home. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/25/23 Full Review Susie Great acting, interesting story about mental health issues, the problems that children and parents go through, and how extra martial affairs and divorce can have devastating effects on all family members. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/24/23 Full Review Adam Great acting but very depressing Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/23/23 Full Review Harvey W Heartwarming and moving movie Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/22/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis A cautionary tale that follows a family as it struggles to reunite after falling apart. THE SON centers on Peter (Hugh Jackman), whose hectic life with his infant and new partner Beth (Vanessa Kirby) is upended when his ex-wife Kate (Laura Dern) appears at his door to discuss their son Nicholas (Zen McGrath), who is now a teenager. The young man has been missing school for months and is deeply troubled. Peter strives to take care of Nicholas as he would have wanted his own father (Anthony Hopkins) to have taken care of him while juggling his and Beth's new son, and at work an offer of a dream position in Washington. However, by reaching for the past to correct its mistakes, he loses sight of how to hold onto Nicholas in the present.
      Director
      Florian Zeller
      Producer
      Iain Canning, Joanna Laurie, Karl Hartman, Emile Sherman, Christophe Spadone, Florian Zeller
      Screenwriter
      Florian Zeller, Christopher Hampton
      Distributor
      Sony Pictures Classics
      Production Co
      Neddy Dean Productions, Film4, See-Saw Films, Embankment Films, Orange Studio, Ciné@, Ingenious Media
      Rating
      PG-13 (Strong Language|Mature Thematic Content|Suicide)
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Nov 25, 2022, Limited
      Rerelease Date (Theaters)
      Jan 20, 2023
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Mar 28, 2023
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $449.6K
      Runtime
      2h 4m
      Sound Mix
      Dolby Digital
      Aspect Ratio
      Digital 2.39:1
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