A prequel to 2020’s The Father—which earned Anthony Hopkins the Academy Award for Best Actor—The Son is a cautionary tale that follows a family as it struggles to reunite after falling apart. The Son centers on Peter (Hugh Jackman), whose hectic life with his infant and new partner Beth (Vanessa Kirby) is upended when his ex-wife Kate (Laura Dern) appears at his door to discuss their son Nicholas (Zen McGrath), who is now a teenager. The young man has been missing school for months and is deeply troubled. Peter strives to take care of Nicholas as he would have wanted his own father (Anthony Hopkins) to, all the while juggling his and Beth’s new son at home, and a dream job offer at work. But by reaching back into the past to correct its mistakes, Peter loses sight of how to hold on to Nicholas in the present.