2023 | USA | 103m

With an all-star cast that includes Billy Porter, Luke Evans, Andrew Rannells, Robin Weigert, and Phylicia Rashad, Our Son offers an absorbing take on familiar themes of parenthood and family through the eyes of a gay married couple on the brink of divorce. It’s a tale as old as time: fall in love, get married, have a baby, live happily ever after? For Nicky (Evans) and Gabriel (Porter), there’s an alternate ending to the 13 years they’ve spent together. Unhappy with not only his relationship but his place in the world, the only thing Gabriel is sure of is his devotion to the 7-year-old son he raised with Nicky. For Nicky, the news that Gabriel wants to get divorced comes as a shocking blow, forcing him to reevaluate other aspects of his life he thought he had a handle on.

Like a gay Kramer vs. Kramer or A Separation, this affecting film from director Bill Oliver (Jonathan) traces Nicky and Gabriel’s individual paths in dealing with mutual friends, starting anew in their careers and romantic lives, and, above all, caring and supporting their son through all of it.

Circle Cinema
Sunday, November 5, 2023