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Featuring a stellar ensemble including Billy Porter, Luke Evans, Andrew Rannells, Robin Weigert, and Phylicia Rashad, “Our Son” delves deep into the intricate dynamics of parenthood and familial bonds, spotlighting a gay couple on the verge of parting ways. While the narrative might echo familiar sentiments of love, marriage, and the complexities of raising a child, for Nicky (portrayed by Evans) and Gabriel (played by Porter), their 13-year journey takes an unexpected turn. Amidst Gabriel’s profound dissatisfaction with their relationship and broader life circumstances, his unwavering commitment remains towards the 7-year-old son he co-parents with Nicky. Conversely, Nicky grapples with the abrupt revelation of Gabriel’s desire for a divorce, prompting a soul-searching journey into facets of life he believed were firmly under control.
Drawing parallels to emotionally resonant dramas like “Kramer vs. Kramer” or “A Separation,” director Bill Oliver (“Jonathan”) masterfully navigates the intricacies of Nicky and Gabriel’s intertwined destinies. The film poignantly captures their individual quests, encompassing shifts in friendships, career trajectories, romantic pursuits, and, above all, their unwavering dedication to nurturing and guiding their son amidst life’s unpredictable twists and turns.
Our Son made its debut at the Tribeca Festival in 2023. The film was shown in select theaters last December 8 and was released on VOD on December 15. Gabriel (played by Billy Porter) and Nicky (portrayed by Luke Evans), a committed gay couple of 13 years, seemingly embody marital bliss. Yet, as mounting pressures and tensions culminate in a decision to part ways, the narrative unfolds into a gripping custody battle for their young son.
Watch Our Son on Amazon Prime Video, Vudu, and Apple TV. Tribeca hailed the film as “a moving, turbulent gay marriage story with heart and humor.”
You can also listen to the movie’s theme song titled, Always Be My Man, a duet by Luke Evans and Billy Porter. Check it out below: