When a young boy falls ill to a mysterious illness, his mother must decide how far she will go to protect him from terrifying forces in her past.
Son, is a dark gritty atmospheric film that stars Emile Hirsch(Once Upon a Time… In Hollywood & The Girl Next Door) and Luke David Blumm(The King of Staten Island). What I appreciated most about the film is how it handled Emile’s detective character making him charismatic in a time where it would be easy to make his character in this the villain and one dimensional. In here he’s too nice for his own good and it blows up in his face often.
Luke David Blumm’s chemistry with the whole cast is fascinating to watch from a child actor who was also a scene stealer in The King of Staten Island. His career is promising after these two films and it was nice to see Emile Hirsch play a character in which he never played. Which me and Ivan discussed in an interview that will be uploaded shortly.
As far as Ivan’s direction style goes, he is much better suited here than he is in the western genre which was his previous film with John Cusack and Emile Hirsch. While it wasn’t bad I think he’s better suited in the dark and surreal. The pacing moves along rather nicely and would be one the majority of genre fans will enjoy.
Overall grade: 4/5 stars
Written By: AJ Friar