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Nobel Son In Nobel Son, Eli Michaelson (Alan Rickman) is a noted chemistry professsor who has just received the Nobel Prize; he's also a...Nobel SonMystery and Thriller, ComedyPT110MR In Nobel Son, Eli Michaelson (Alan Rickman) is a noted chemistry professsor who has just received the Nobel Prize; he's also a...2008-12-03Bryan GreenbergShawn HatosyBill PullmanMary SteenburgenBryan Greenberg, Shawn Hatosy, Bill Pullman, Mary SteenburgenFreestyle Releasing
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Nobel Son

Genre: Mystery and Thriller, Comedy; Starring: Alan Rickman, Bryan Greenberg, Shawn Hatosy, Bill Pullman, Mary Steenburgen; Director: Randall Miller; Author: Randall Miller, Jody Savin; Release Date Wide: 12/05/2008; Status: In Season; Runtime (in minutes): 110; MPAA Rating: R; Distributor: Freestyle Releasing

In Nobel Son, Eli Michaelson (Alan Rickman) is a noted chemistry professsor who has just received the Nobel Prize; he’s also a lecherous, ill-tempered misanthropic jerk. When the son (Bryan Greenberg) he treats like dirt gets kidnapped by a psychopath (Shawn Hatosy) who is not what he seems, the director, Randall Miller (Bottle Shock), appears to be trying to cross a bad Elmore Leonard thriller with a bad indie-festival family-angst ? comedy. He gives us the worst of both worlds, parading each superficially clever motif — ?severed thumbs, cannibalism, the magic of Pat Benatar’s lyrics — with an amateur’s show-off glee. D

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