‘The Son:’ Hugh Jackman and Laura Dern star as desperate parents

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Actors can make or break a film, like “The Father,” by French film and theatre director Florian Zeller, whose work was outstanding primarily due to the performances of its leading actors Anthony Hopkins and Olivia Colman. He deploys a stellar cast for the sequel, too. “The Son” stars Hugh Jackman and Laura Dern, playing parents who struggle to help their teenage son who is suffering his serious psychological problems and despair at how helpless they are. Their performance is impressive, even though in “The Son,” their roles are a little one dimensional. They are unable to access their son’s em…

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