(2017) (Steve Coogan, Richard Gere) (R)
- QUICK TAKE:
- Drama: Two family-related couples must contend with the horrific thing their teenage sons have done.
- Stan Lohman (RICHARD GERE) is a congressman who's running for governor of his state, but a new and troubling revelation has put that and his career in jeopardy. While trying to get enough votes to pass a mental illness bill he's sponsoring, he's called for a family meeting between him and his wife, Katelyn (REBECCA HALL), and his high school teacher brother, Paul (STEVE COOGAN), and his wife, Claire (LAURA LINNEY). Paul has long been jealous of Stan, not only from his success, but also what he perceives was favored treatment by their mother growing up, something that likely stems from the mental illness that's affecting his behavior.
That comes to a head when they meet for dinner at a restaurant where the subject of their kids comes up. It seems that after a night of drinking, Stan and Katelyn's kids -- biological son Michael (CHARLIE PLUMMER) who was born to Stan's first wife, Barbara (CHLOE SEVIGNY), and adopted son Beau (MILES J. HARVEY) -- along with Paul and Claire's son -- Rick (SEAMUS DAVEY-FITZPATRICK) -- came across a homeless woman in a bank's ATM lobby room. With no one else around, 16-year-old Michael went from verbally harassing the woman to physically assaulting her, and now Beau is threatening to blackmail him and Rick via video that shows what happened but doesn't identify the perpetrators.
As the night wears on and as we see various flashbacks to that event and other pivotal moments in the characters' lives, the four adults try to come to grips with what's occurred and what the best course of action going forward should be, something that puts them at odds with each other.
- WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
- Some older teenagers might, especially if they're a fan of anyone in the cast.
- WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: R
- For disturbing violent content, and language throughout.
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