The Elder Son (2006)

The Elder Son


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A Russian-Jewish immigrant (Rade Serbedzija) whose pride prevents him from admitting to being fired as a clarinetist for the Torrance Symphony finds his life taking an unexpectedly positive turn after a pair of fleeing car thieves choose his home as a place to hide out from the authorities. Later, as one of the thieves (Shane West) succeeds in convincing the elderly musician that he's the man's long lost son, the ruse grows complicated. Leelee Sobieski, Ed Begley, Jr., and Eric Balfour co-star.

Rating: R
Genre: Comedy
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Written By: Scott Sturgeon, Marius Weisberg
On DVD: Dec 9, 2008



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In a city best known for pretending you're somebody else, Elder Son's loser LA underbelly adds ethnic flavor to mix 'n match alternate identity as survival tool, but toys to less effect, with competing notions of families as born when not made.

Full Review… | November 22, 2008

Audience Reviews for The Elder Son

I only watched this because of the cast and I was a little disappointed. The plot was pretty corny, but it had a sweet ending and a few laughs along the way.

Heather Metzger

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