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Nobel Son
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  • Rated: R
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Year: 2008
Audio
English: 5.1 Dolby Surround
Subtitles:
English

Synopsis

On the eve of Barkley Michaelson's father receiving the Nobel Prize, Barkley is kidnapped and the requested ransom is the $2,000,000 in Nobel Prize money. When his father refuses to pay it starts a venomous tale of familial dysfunction, lust, betrayal and ultimately revenge. Featuring an ensemble cast starring Alan Rickman, Bryan Greenberg, Mary Steenburgen, Shawn Hatosy, Bill Pullman, Ted Danson, Danny Devito and Eliza Dushku.

Disc Information

**Commentary with Cast & Filmmakers
**Deleted Scenes
**Featurette and More!

Cast & Crew

Alan Rickman ... Eli Michaelson
Bryan Greenberg ... Barkley Michaelson
Shawn Hatosy ... Thaddeus James
Mary Steenburgen ... Sarah Michaelson
Eliza Dushku ... City Hall
Bill Pullman ... Max Mariner
Ted Danson ... Harvey Parrish

Reviews

Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer | December 05, 2008

Fans of Rickman will appreciate the actor's sneering mix of buffoonery and misanthropy, Steenburgen gives another of her playfully ironic turns, and Miller's direction allows for few, if any, lulls.

Ronnie Scheib Variety | December 05, 2008

[An] uneven but enjoyably titillating black comedy.

Susan Walker Toronto Star | December 05, 2008

Nobel Son is as darkly funny as it is exhilarating.

Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times | December 04, 2008

The plot by itself could have become tiresome; no audience enjoys spending all evening walking into stone walls. But the acting is another matter.

Bill Goodykoontz Arizona Republic | December 04, 2008

Although sometimes too self-consciously odd for its own good, the film is at times rollicking good fun, with Alan Rickman having a ball offending everyone within earshot as the brilliant, self-centered Eli Michaelson.

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