Have You Seen My Son movie
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  • However, even that as problems because we aren't told what happened to him or his warped mother

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      From 1996, Lisa Hartman Black produced and starred in Have You Seen My Son, a movie about parental child abduction. Her co-star was the handsome Jameson Parker who plays good guys with charm and bad guys with aloofness. Here, he was aloof and maybe still a little charming.

      Black’s Lael Pritcher has unofficial custody of Ace, her son with Parker’s Mike Pritcher. Ace has asthma, which creates a lot of angst throughout the film. Basically, Mike takes off with Ace, not once but twice, and the second time is the real deal, as he disappears and is nowhere to be found.

      It’s important to note that even in 1996


      we still didn’t have all the child protective laws we do today. That’s what makes this movie a little hard to deal with, because those laws weren’t on the books. Pretty much, Lael is on her own, getting support only from her lawyer friend as she searches for her son.

      What’s fun about this movie is watching Black take on somewhat of an action woman. She does a lot of sleuthing here, and she gets dirty doing it. She’s climbing on, over, and around all kinds of things. She even uses her gun and does so pretty well.

      Overall, it’s a little lame as a movie. In part,


      • it’s the change in laws that has outdated the movie and it can’t overcome it with good drama. Then there’s the fact that no one contacted the FBI, something that I would think would have been done anyway. Third, I guess it was easier to cross the border to and from Mexico with a gun and with a child who doesn’t have a passport. Also, there’s no wrap up with all the laws Lael broke in the States before going to Mexico. The movie just sort of ends when she gets her son back and crosses back over to the US. Where’s the wrap up?
        Answer, there was none, and it needed it badly. Finally, Parker is a darn good actor and while he was in a lot of the opening, after that, he was barely scene, except for one bit in the climax. However, even that as problems because we aren’t told what happened to him or his warped mother. It’s a huge loophole in this story.

        In conclusion, Have You Seen My Son was an okay escape from reality, but it had a ton of problems. The story is incomplete in several places and the beautiful scenery can’t make up for that. I’d watch it once and then forget about it.



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