It takes a very unconventional film to be able to walk the line between tragedy and comedy but you will find just that in the funny psychological thriller Nobel Son. After a heartless professor played by Alan Rickman wins the Nobel Prize in chemistry his son played by Bryan Greenberg is a PHD candidate and is kidnapped for the prize money. When the kidnapper played by Shawn Hatosy asks for two million dollars the professor refuses to pay the ransom much to the distress of his wife played by Mary Steenburgen and especially his son. This film has everything from sex, violence to comedy. The acting is outstanding and it has a refreshing script that moves at a very fast pace. The music is intense and helps with the over all tempo of the film. There are some plot holes but with this kind of film I can’t tell if they were intended or not. For example there are so many twists and turns I’m not sure if they know how many limbs were cut off. (I’m also glad I couldn’t see them.) I’m giving this amusing film a B+ rating.
This movie has been given a PG-13 rating by the MPAA
Although I am blind, I can appreciate a good movie as well as sighted individuals.
I rely more on a good story line than special effects.