My Son” is a gimmick in search of a movie. Co-writer/director Christian Carion (“Joyeux Noel”) adapts his own 2017 French film of the same name, which was unexpectedly dropped to Peacock after forgoing the theatrical or VOD route (it will also be on The Roku Channel in December, making this deal even stranger). Coming seemingly out of nowhere, the thriller boasts two undeniably talented stars, one of whom was reportedly not given a script or dialogue in an attempt to capture the confusion and panic of his protagonist—the same technique Carion used the first time with stars Guillaume Canet and Melanie Laurent to very mixed reviews. An improvised thriller sounds inherently interesting—real-time tension and intensity! The actual result is depressingly not very interesting at all.The actor willing to go out on that limb this time is the great James McAvoy, a performer who has proven in projects like “Split” that he can handle a wide range of tones and intense subject matter. He’s perfect for the story of Edmond Murray, a man who gets the call that would terrify any parent: his son is missing. Not long after being dropped off at camp, his 7-year-old has disappeared without a trace. Did he run away? Was he kidnapped? Why are they checking the nearby lake? One of the first of many mistakes made by Carion is to start giving Edmond answers way too quickly instead of allowing the film and McAvoy to live in the uncertainty.My Son 2021 Full Movie Download
It’s pretty clear to the authorities that Edmond’s boy has been kidnapped, and they’re concerned that it might have something to do with dad’s international work with sensitive material and covert operations. Was someone targeting him specifically? Edmond worries that could be the case, but he’s also got a suspicious eyebrow cocked at his ex-wife Joan’s (Claire Foy) new boyfriend (Tom Cullen), especially after he discovers that Joan has been given a Valium to help her sleep. Wouldn’t mom be up all night trying to find her son.