What would you do for a few Million dollars? That is the kind of thing you can never truly know the answer to until you are confronted with it.
That is the question that serves the narrative of the suspense movie The Grand Son. Actor Rhys Wakefield (“The Purge”, “True Detective (TV)”) holds the title role of Tod, the Grand Son of Judy, played by Lesley Ann Warren (“Cinderella”, “Clue”), a star of old Hollywood who is past her prime.
When Judy’s failing home shopping show jeopardizes the posh, luxurious lifestyle Tod is used to, he makes some tough choices in order to preserve it.
This movie was on my radar due to Rhys Wakefield, it is hard for me to forget his performance in Plus One (+1) or that sinister, disarming grin that made the trailer of the Purge when he played the gang leader of that film.
He does not disappoint in The Grand Son either, in fact, his look and on screen persona perfectly fits the part. Rhys Wakefield was inspired casting with flawless execution.
The whole cast of characters in Tod’s life are of the same pedigree. His sister Lani, portrayed by Fabianne Therese (“John Dies At The End”, “Endless Love”), is a spiteful protege of Judy.
Lani wants her grandmother’s acting career and Judy envies Lani’s youth. That being said, Judy has a very young appearance for a Grand Mother, but hey, a surplus of money and happiness can do that to you.
Barbara, played by Sarah Clarke (“Bosch (TV)”, “The Twilight Saga”), is the hard nosed Producer of Judy’s home shopping show, when the cameras are off Barbara is also producing a love affair with Tod on the side.