I went to the Premiere of Nobel Son on Tuesday at the Egyptian Theater. I wasn't interested in seeing the film as I was hoping for the possibility of seeing Alan Rickman who plays the lead, but I enjoyed the film!
The movie was perfect for Alan Rickman, who plays Eli Michaelson, an arrogant bastard. In some scenes just Alan's mannerisms made me laugh out loud. Bryan Greenberg was also good who plays the lead role as Barkley Michaelson. The rest of the cast Bill Pullman, Mary Steenburgen, Danny DeVito, Eliza Dushku, Shawn Hatosy, and Ted Danson all added to an enjoyable film with lots of unpredictable twists and turns.
"Barkley Michaelson, Bryan Greenberg, is in a deep life rut. He's struggling to finish his PhD thesis when his father, the learned Eli Michaelson, Alan Rickman, wins the Nobel Prize for Chemistry. Barkley and his mother, Sarah, Mary Steenburgen, a renowned forensic psychiatrist, now have the ill-fortune of living with a man-eating monster whose philandering ways have gotten less and less discrete. As if Barkley's world is not bad enough, on the eve of his father receiving the Nobel, Barkley is kidnapped and the requested ransom is the $2,000,000 in Nobel prize money. Needless to say, Eli refuses to pay it and so starts a venomous tale of familial dysfunction, lust, betrayal and ultimately revenge. In the words of Michel De Montaigne, the 16th century philosopher: "There is more barbarity in eating a man alive than in eating him dead." Written by Randall Miller & Jody Savin