Buy New
$6.74
Qty:1
& FREE Shipping on orders over $49. Details
Only 5 left in stock.
Sold by Outlet Promotions and Fulfilled by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
The Elder Son has been added to your Cart
Other Sellers on Amazon
Add to Cart
$6.74
& FREE Shipping on eligible orders. Details
Sold by: Ultimate_Discounts
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

The Elder Son

3.0 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews

Additional DVD options Edition Discs
Price
New from Used from
DVD
(Dec 09, 2008)
"Please retry"
1
$6.74
$2.74 $0.31

Unlimited Streaming with Amazon Prime
Unlimited Streaming with Amazon Prime Start your 30-day free trial to stream thousands of movies & TV shows included with Prime. Start your free trial
$6.74 & FREE Shipping on orders over $49. Details Only 5 left in stock. Sold by Outlet Promotions and Fulfilled by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

  • The Elder Son
  • +
  • Finding Bliss
  • +
  • Walk All Over Me
Total price: $39.85
Buy the selected items together

Editorial Reviews

A story of a Russian clarinetist living in Los Angeles, whose life changes when a young local car thief passes himself off as his long-lost son.

Special Features

None.

Product Details

  • Actors: Shane West, Leelee Sobieski, Eric Balfour
  • Directors: Marius Balchunas
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC, Surround Sound, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    Unrated
    Not Rated
  • Studio: Peace Arch Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: December 9, 2008
  • Run Time: 84 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001EGG5Q2
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #147,939 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Format: DVD
The Elder Son from Peace Arch Home Entertainment and Director Marias Balchunas is a quirky comedy-drama movie on DVD December 9, 2008. Bo (Shane West) and Skip (Eric Balfour) are a pair of car thieves looking for a new heist. Bo poses as the long lost son of a Russian immigrant clarinetist, Max (Rade Serbedzija), as part of their new scam.

Bo is quickly accepted by the loving Max and forms a bond with his new sister Lolita (Leelee Sobieski), and new brother Nikita (Reiley McClendon). Unfortunately, his plan turns sour when Bo unexpectedly falls for his eccentric and charming "sister". Bo must weight his loyalties to his friend Skip and his desire for a more stable existence and a chance for love. Of course, Lolita's fiance Greg (Brian Geraghty) might be an obstacle as well.

Meanwhile, Max is hiding a secret about his position as a clarinetist in the local LA symposium. A proud man with a strong Russian heritage, Max wants to protect his family and provide for them without suffering personal humility.

The Elder Son is definitely an original story. Shane West and Leelee Sobieski are talented young actors. The support players are nice as well. Regina Hall participates by playing a 31-year old teacher with a strange and somewhat "wrong" relationship with 14-year old Nikita. The movie is short (84 minutes), which means the story plays out quickly. This can be a positive or negative depending on your perspective of the movie.

We like The Elder Son though it isn't our favorite movie in recent weeks. The ending offers plenty of irony and accentuates the very quirky comedy and drama mix that makes The Elder Son unique.

More reviews and details at [...]
Comment 7 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: DVD
This film is worth watching just to see Rade Sherbedgia. I'm giving the film four stars simply because he's the star and does a great job. He's a tremendously talented actor and this is a great role for him. Leelee's beautiful and does a good job with what she has to work with. Shane is believable. And Eric Balfour has a couple of really funny moments. The movie is thin and the love story could use more. It's still entertaining, however, and the ending makes the movie worth the 84-minute ride. I agree with the other reviewer that the lighting is uneven and too dark in places. I also agree that the director didn't create a cohesive style, tone or any real thematic underpinnings. It feels like a lot of the movie ended up on the editing room floor for whatever reason. Still, there are some genuine laughs. The soundtrack is great. And there's Rade and Leelee.
Comment 6 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I did like the movie & the Russian culture.I thought it was well acted- but felt it was so short it didnt feel like a movie.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
This film has potentially interesting story that has given some promise, but as a whole it was terribly executed by a really bad director and ever worse cinematographer. The music score is pretty atrocious, emotionally all over the place. The performances are decent, but that does not help this film a tiny bit. It is actually painful to watch this hodgepodge confusion of film genre, style, dramatic focus, and emotional wandering. STAY AWAY FROM IT AT ANY PRICE!!!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Forums



What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Customers Also Watched on Amazon Video