Dir: Randall Miller. US. 2007. 107mins.A twist on the father-son conflict, and on the hostage drama, Nobel Son brings gore and some surprising humour to the dysfunctional family potboiler as it skewers academic propriety. The gag-filled comedy, which flaunts its quirkiness and improbable situations, could draw on the audience for Alan Rickman and Danny DeVito, and on the growing public for seductive Eliza Dushku.