Cadon wasn’t going anywhere . . . until he met Jess. Now that Jess and her young son Austin are living with him, his life seems to have direction and purpose. But when they lose custody of Austin under questionable circumstances, Cadon feels responsible. Desperate to keep Jess, Cadon turns to his lifelong friend Bo for help to reclaim the boy. As their plan unfolds and tensions escalate, Cadon finds himself trapped in a hostage crisis in a small church. With the situation spiraling out of control, Cadon, Jess and Bo will each have life-changing decisions to make. “My Son” tells the story behind a too-real tragedy interwoven with a message of hope that can overcome even our worst choices.
This movie does a good job demonstrating that God is with us, even during very difficult times. Jess has a son named Austin after becoming pregnant at age seventeen. Her son is two or three years old when she meets Cadon at a party. A social worker sees that they party and young Austin is removed from the home and given to Jess’s parents to care for. Cadon’s childhood friend Bo feels responsible because he threw the party that resulted in Austin’s removal from Cadon and Jess’s home. He goes into a church and takes the people there hostage and he makes derogatory comments about God and against Christians.
This leads to dramatic moments of tension, and ultimately Cadon is faced with the decision to either accept God into his life or to go deeper into his self pity. The movie features a redemptive message. There is a lot of content which we have listed, but ultimately good triumphs.