The Son


The Son
A drama that follows a family as it struggles to reunite after falling apart. Father Peter has his hectic life with his infant and new partner Beth upended when his ex-wife Kate appears with their son Nicholas, who is now a teenager. The young man has been missing from school for months and is troubled, distant, and angry. Peter strives to take care of Nicholas as he would have liked his own father to have taken care of him while juggling work, his and Beth’s new son, and the offer of his dream position in Washington. However, by reaching for the past to correct its mistakes, he loses sight of how to hold onto the Nicholas in the present.

123 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Language, Violence).
Drama, On the art circuit


Credits

Cast
Hugh Jackman, Vanessa Kirby, Laura Dern, Anthony Hopkins, Gretchen Egolf, Zen McGrath
Director
Florian Zeller
ScreenplayChristopher Hamptonfrom the play and screenplay by Florian Zeller
MusicHans Zimmer
CinematographyBen Smithard
EditingYorgos Lamprinos
Sound formatsDolby Digital
Made in2022
Produced bySee-Saw Films, Ciné@, Embankment Films, Film4, Ingenious Media, Neddy Dean Productions, Orange Studio

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USA MPAA rating

PG-13: Parents Strongly CautionedRated PG-13 for mature thematic content involving suicide, and strong language.
Runtime123
USA version is usually but not always the same as South African release. Versions released on streaming or DVD, Blu-ray or Video may also differ.

British Board of Film Classification rating

15: Suitable for 15 years and olderMental health theme, Suicide, Self-harm
Runtime123
British version is usually but not always the same as South African release. Versions released on streaming or DVD, Blu-ray or Video may also differ.

ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
3
Violence
3
Blood / Gore / Gross
1
Guns / Weapons
4
Profanity
4
Alcohol / Drugs
2
Smoking
0
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
3
Imitative Behaviour
5
Frightening / Tense Scenes
3
Jump Scenes
3
Tense Family Scenes
5
Music (Scary/Tense)
0
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
5

CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
14 +
Positive messages
1
Positive role models
1
Violence
3
Sex
3
Language
4
Consumerism
0
Drinking, drugs, smoking
3

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Metacritic.com
40 critics
9
Rottentomatoes critics
137 critics
10
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconDespite reliably solid work from Laura Dern and Hugh Jackman, The Son remains mired in off-puttingly aggressive melodrama.
6
CommonSenseMedia
Stefan Pape quote iconMoving drama about mental illness has themes around suicide.
10

What the People say

Rottentomatoes users
50+ users
12
Rottentomatoes popcornmeter
Popcornmeter
14
IMDB
1650 Netizens
12

Average .. 52%

10

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