Nobel Son [DVD]
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Struggling PhD candidate Barkley Michaelson (Bryan Greenberg) is a man with a big problem. Living in the shadow of his philandering, arrogant father Eli (Alan Rickman), hes never been good enough for the old man and that was before Eli won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry. So when Barkley is kidnapped on the eve of the Nobel ceremony, and held for the $2m in prize money, it is no surprise that Eli refuses to pay. So starts a venomous tale of family dysfunction, lust, betrayal and ultimately revenge.
Outrageous entertaining.... an insanely clever thriller! --Hollywood.com
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Anything with an Alan Rickman sex scene is definitely worth having. *wink*
Entertaining movie, gets a lot of twists in the end and possibly a little confusing, but still worth watching.
Rickman with his cultivated mangled way of talking, the son - an actor who couldn't act his way out of a paper bag and obnoxious characters you couldn't care less about.
I fast forwarded through most of it is was so useless.
The director thought the stuff with the Mini cars was clever and original, sorry buddy it was stupid and childish.
Avoid at all costs.
The directors name is Randall Miller, he wrote, edited and directed this junk - avoid any films he has ever done. He is totally forgotten now and that's a good thing.
The soundtrack by Okenbloke is rubbish just like all his albums are.
Toddlers will like this film but if you are a mature adult NEVER watch it, it's worthless junk.
This is a perfect indie film with a bizarre script with endless twists and turns, excellent actors in quirky, often off-putting roles, a loud, funky soundtrack, and a pace that's so quick you'll need to see the movie twice to absorb it all. The ensemble cast is headed by Alan Rickman at his sarcastic best, wallowing happily in his role as a heartless husband and father. He's wonderful. Steenburgen's role is never fully explained; why would she stay married to such a beast? Bill Pullman is great as the cop who investigates the kidnapping. He's sympathetic, professional, and ultra-creepy all at the same time. Bryan Greenberg is good as the kidnap victim. Danny de Vito and Ted Danson round out the cast in small parts.
The exciting script will keep you guessing and the acting is top-notch. Recommended.
This is a must for all Rickmaniacs. Or those with professor fantasies. Probably also for those who just enjoy black comedies. Although maybe not so much the latter.
I've watched it three times now, but to be honest only to drool over Alan. The plot is messy and tries too hard to be clever. But I can overlook that, cos the film involves Alan Rickman doing one of his students on a desk. *shrugs* What more can you ask for?
Rather melodramatic and just a touch past the realm of possibility. It is still entertaining and well acted for the most part. If you are a fan of any of the main cast then I would recommend buying it so long as the price is good.
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