Just Like the Son chronicles twenty year-old Daniel Carters (Webber) attempt to help an eight year-old, Boone (Ortiz), find a better life. Daniel First meets Boone while doing community service at an East Village grade school. The boys strike up a friendship during which Daniel learns that Boones mother is sick and may be hospitalized. He also learns that Boone has an older sister, Charlotte, who lives in Dallas. When Boone does not show up for school a few days later, Daniel begins to ask questions and learns that Boone was placed into a temporary foster care in Upstate New York. After being turned down as an adoption candidate, and failing to convince his Father to help him gain custody, Daniel decides to rescue Boone from the orphanage. He puts all his street smarts to use and they head to Dallas. While the goal is to locate Boones sister, the heart of the story is the unexpected bond Daniel and Boone form throughout their road trip adventure.
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Morgan J. Freeman delivers a heartfelt road movie about twenty yr oldsmall time criminal Daniel (Mark Webber) who drives a 6 yr. old orphan(Antonio Ortiz) across country to reunite the boy with his sister. Daniel works as a janitor at an elementary school, doing his 240 hrs ofcommunity service painting over graffiti and reading to the kids. Abond forms between Daniel and young Boone, a fatherless boy who isabout to lose his mom. When Boone is taken to an orphanage, Danieltakes matters into his own hands and drives Boone from NY to FLA, whereBoone's sister lives. The pleasures are simple as Daniel and Booneenjoy life on the road. The film has a sweet, dappled 70's vibe as thetwo camp out, go shopping, and jump on hotel beds. The characters arehonestly drawn and memorably portrayed. Webber is especially likable asa young man at the crossroads. Morgan's previous film, Piggy Banks, is also a road movie, althoughmuch different in tone. It's about two young brothers who happen to beserial killers. It's an incredible, tense, enlightening film about amuch different kind of life on the road. Freeman has really hit hisstride with these two road movies.
I enjoyed this little indi flick v. much.Mark Webber was enjoyable to watch - I am not familiar with his work but would definitely check out his other projects at this point.The 6 year old child lead was impressive as well except I dont see many real life six year olds so well behaved and able to express themselves so clearly. It was delightful to watch Mr. Webber's character "become a man" during their time together.Daniel is the 20 year old sentenced to do community service at an elementary school where he meets Boone. They bond, Boone is sent off to "an orphanage" (I wasnt clear what happened to his mum) and Daniel decides to kidnap and drive him to his sister's out of state. (Not clear why the sister wasn't contacted more traditionally?)It is about their relationship, Daniel growing, and Boone just being delightful. The time flew by while watching which is always a good sign.It was a bit flawed (see comments above) but overall it was a fine watch. I would have preferred a more satisfying ending and perhaps closure with Boone's character - to know Daniel's "kidnapping" was worth it.Rosie Perez's character (as school principal) was written and performed well. I also enjoyed Daniel's best friend portrayal by Brendan Sexton III (where only in film can the jobless petty criminials afford nice apartments in NYC).