You Will Be My Son Synopsis
Can one man turn against his own blood and turn another into the rightful heir of his family estate?
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By Gabe Toro
There’s a ton of truth and ugliness to You Will Be My Son, and the minor digressions into soapy territory keep threatening to derail. It...
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Time Out New York

By Eric Hynes
It’s a human-size tragedy, one that shows how deadening it can be to remain subject to those who give us life.
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Total Film

Writer/director Gilles Legrand’s study of fraught father/son relationships builds the tension, helped by a fine cast...while the vineyards...
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By Boyd van Hoeij
There are no big surprises in store in terms of where this setup is headed...But the pic’s pleasures are nonetheless numerous, starting...
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By David Parkinson
Lustrous photography and a fine cast make this dark drama a compelling one.
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New York Post

By Farran Smith Nehme
It’s an entertaining melodrama of the old school that plays out with the clockwork inevitability of a “Columbo” episode.
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San Francisco Chronicle

How much you enjoy You Will Be My Son depends on how much you can take an unbearable, arrogant jerk as your lead character.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
The film overcomes its schematic plot elements with finely observed characterizations and rich dialogue.
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New York Observer

Mr. Arestrup gives a full-bodied performance as the film’s most intriguing character, who blurs the line between senile irascibility and...
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The Guardian

By Peter Bradshaw
It's all a bit absurd, but Legrand handles the absurdity with some style, and there is something clever in making an apparently minor...
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You will be my Son

By karmic7
Excellent psychological thriller with each role played brilliantly. he father son relation or rather the lack of it is probed deeply and the layers of distrust and disaffection are vividly exposed as...

Struggling Fathers and Sons

By cina-ma
The beautiful cinematography and direction in this film, set in a gorgeous French chateaux and vineyard, draw us into a world with hidden hurt, mistrust, mistreatment and manipulation between the...

Movies about wine - this one really works! YOU WILL BE MY SON from Gilles Legrand

By barrysentials
LOVED this movie!! It's set in gorgeous wine country in Bordeaux - so the scenery is just gorgeous. The depth of the writing and directing reveals the keenest understanding of the long-term effects...

You Will Be My Son

By NorthorSouthTalk
Magnificent scenery of wine country in France. Characters are well drawn. The very end was not logical for me. But a movie to see. Yes, go....

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Strong theme. Strong acting

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Rated R | For Brief Sexuality and Language