Father, Like Son (2009)
Like Father, Like Son is a drama/comedy about a teenager who after being
deferred from the college of his choice searches for meaning in his life
and struggles to connect with his immature father during a heat wave at the Jersey shore.
Synopsis: Sam Preston, a straight-A student, has just learned
that he's been deferred from the college of his choice. When
given the opportunity to turn in an additional essay to boost his
application, the assigned topic sends him into a panic: "Tell us
something unique about yourself that hasn't already been addressed in
your application." Two-hundred-fifty words: the bane of his existence.
As Sam struggles with questions of self-worth, he finds no help from
his immature, former-megastar father, John, who instead suggests that
the best way to forget your troubles is to unwind at the Jersey shore.
Over the course of the following week, Sam learns that he is not the only one who
is questioning the meaning of life and that no matter who you are,
"You're never too old to grow up."
Father, Like Son" (2009) Reading White River Indie Films Festival, White River Junction, NH
~ Excerpts ~
Sam ... Sam Chapin
John ... Jamie Horton