A family reunion goes awry when the oldest son makes the accusation that his dying father, a famed psychiatrist who also did work for the CIA, adopted his children for the purposes of psychological experimentation.
The Red Robin is a tense psychological thriller unveiling the troubled past, conflict-filled present, and uncertain future of a remarkable family, the Shellners. 75 year-old Dr. Nathaniel Shellner's led an extraordinary life as a psychiatrist working with traumatized patients fleeing war zones, earning himself a Nobel Prize for his work. After having one child, Leonard (48), with his wife, Lillian (72), the Shellners elected to adopt the remainder of their family from the camps where Dr. Shellner worked. Ultimately the Shellners incorporated five children from all over the world into their family - Tommy (36), Julie (38), and Harry (37) As Dr. Shellner lies on his death bed on a frigid, icy day on the fringes of New York City in suburban New Jersey, the family convenes at the house where the couple raised the children for a final, bittersweet farewell to a sensational and inspiring public figure. Or, that's the idea until all hell breaks loose after Tommy arrives and accuses his ... Written by
Michael Z. Wechsler
I saw this at the Palm Beach International Film Festival" and its one of the most intriguing, suspenseful psychological thrillers I have ever seen. Judd Hirsch is amazing and it's refreshing to see him back in a major role. The rest of the cast do a bang up job portraying a family that is holding on to their wits by a thread as of their own makes damning accusations against the father and turns the house upside down. At the end of the film you are sitting at the edge of your seat as the suspense and mystery steers the way. You think you have it figured out but you find out you are so wrong. The ending wraps up the film leaving you saying - Oh, I never thought of that. I can't recommend this enough
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