LET ME HAVE MY SON is a drama about an elderly Christian man in Minnesota searching for his son at a mental hospital. Although Ben Whitmore has been told to come retrieve his son, Benny, the hospital’s lead psychiatrist, Dr. Bitterman, seems to be preventing him from seeing Benny. Then, Benny goes missing from the Infirmary. As Ben searches for Benny, he has more trouble trying to find him. Eventually, Ben himself briefly becomes a patient in the mental hospital.
LET ME HAVE MY SON is available for screening from home. It tells an emotional, sometimes nightmarish, but ultimately redemptive and inspiring journey into the world of mental illness. For example, it has a strong Christian, uplifting, pro-family worldview with multiple biblical references and positive references to Jesus, salvation and Heaven. The movie also contains some emotional, heartwarming moments, including inspiring images of love and new life.
That said, LET ME HAVE MY SON has some intense references to mental illness and death, including a scene about shock therapy. It also has some brief foul language. So, MOVIEGUIDE® advises caution for older children.