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THE SON

"The Sins of the Father"

What You Need To Know:

THE SON stars Hugh Jackman as Peter, an upper-class executive in New York whose adultery and abandonment of his first wife has traumatized their teenage son, Nicholas. When his ex-wife discovers that Nicholas has been skipping school for a month, the boy tells her he wants to live with his father. Peter takes the boy even though his new wife has just had a baby. Peter finds out Nicholas has been cutting himself. After a few weeks, Nicholas seems to be thriving living with his father. But, has Nicholas recovered from the trauma of his father abandoning his mother?

THE SON is a powerful, often tense drama about the sins of the father being visited on the offspring. Hugh Jackman delivers a superb performance. At first, the son is unable to tell his father what’s bothering him. It becomes clear, however, that the father’s cheating on the son’s mother and leaving her for another woman is the issue. A visit with the grandfather reveals it’s a multi-generational problem. MOVIEGUIDE® advises extreme caution for some foul language, family arguments and a theme of suicide.

Content:

(B, LL, V, S, N, A, M):

Dominant Worldview and Other Worldview Content/Elements:
Light, subtle moral worldview condemns adultery and breaking marriage vows, and shows the negative, devastating effects they have on children

Foul Language:
Seven obscenities (including two “f” words) and five light exclamatory profanities

Violence:
Teenage boy is found having tried to take his life and spends a day or so under suicide watch in a psychiatric ward, a gunshot is heard, scars on teenager’s arm shows he’s been cutting himself, and movie contains a theme of suicide and mental health issues

Sex:
Implied marital sex and there are references to past adultery and the breakup of a marriage

Nudity:
Brief upper male nudity in two scenes

Alcohol Use:
Some alcohol use

Smoking and/or Drug Use and Abuse:
No smoking or drugs; and,

Miscellaneous Immorality:
Teenage boy skips school for weeks at a time twice without telling parents (the second time he promised to keep going, but he lied), boy’s father and mother are divorced and living separately (the father with his former mistress, whom he married).

More Detail:

THE SON stars Hugh Jackman as Peter, an upper-class executive in New York whose adultery and abandonment of his first wife has traumatized their teenage son, Nicholas. When his ex-wife, Kate, discovers that Nicholas has been skipping school for a month, the boy tells her he wants to live with his father instead. Peter takes the boy even though his second wife and former mistress, Beth, has just had a baby. Peter finds out Nicholas has been cutting himself.

After a few weeks, Nicholas seems to be thriving living with his father and Beth. But, has Nicholas really recovered from the trauma of his father abandoning his mother?

THE SON is a powerful, often tense drama about the sins of the father being visited on the offspring. Hugh Jackman delivers a superb performance. At first, the son is unable to tell his father what’s bothering him. It becomes clear, however, that the father’s cheating on the son’s mother and leaving her for another woman is the issue. A visit with the grandfather reveals it’s a multi-generational problem.

MOVIEGUIDE® advises extreme caution for some foul language, family arguments and a theme of suicide in THE SON. The movie also has a depressing, heartbreaking ending.

Now more than ever we’re bombarded by darkness in media, movies, and TV. Movieguide® has fought back for almost 40 years, working within Hollywood to propel uplifting and positive content. We’re proud to say we’ve collaborated with some of the top industry players to influence and redeem entertainment for Jesus. Still, the most influential person in Hollywood is you. The viewer.

What you listen to, watch, and read has power. Movieguide® wants to give you the resources to empower the good and the beautiful. But we can’t do it alone. We need your support.

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