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Film Review - My Son (2021)


Two years ago, the French production, “My Son,” finally found its way to a North American release, offering audiences a taut overview of a father slowly driven to extremes when dealing with his child’s disappearance. It was a spare offering of suspense, but highly effective, with director Christian Carion keeping trouble coming for the lead character. A remake arrives with “My Son,” and Carion returns to duty, reworking the original script (co-written with Laure Irrmann) to enhance the thriller aspects of the story, without losing its gut-punch approach. The tale is moved from France to Scotland, and James McAvoy stars as the desperate parent, providing a gripping performance for the helmer, who doesn’t change much when resurrecting “My Son” for an English-language redo, preserving the material’s areas of agony and suspicion with a slightly bigger budget and more concentration on nail-biting elements of discovery. Read the rest at


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