• Po (2017)


Release Date: September 1st, 2017

PG |1 hr 34 min

Plot Summary

When David Wilson's wife falls victim to cancer, he becomes a single father who must care for his autistic son, who is in sixth grade. Patrick, who prefers to be called "Po," is a gifted but challenged child who was very close to his mother and unable to communicate his own sense of loss. As father and son struggle to deal with life after mom, they each begin to withdraw into their own worlds.

Cast: Christopher Gorham, Julian Feder, Kaitlin Doubleday, Andrew Bowen, Sean Gunn, Caitlin Carmichael, Bryan Batt, Fay Masterson

Director: John Asher

Genres: Drama

Production Co: New Coast Productions

Keywords: 2010s, Emotional, House, Growing up, Heartwarming, Sacrifice, Love, School

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Roger MooreMovie Nation

    Actor-turned-director John Asher’s warm and fuzzy picture undercuts a big chunk of the goodwill it earns by parking multiple endings after its climax, and beating its sappy theme song — a cover of The Carpenters’ “Close to You” — into our heads, scene after scene. show more

  • 63
    Sheila O'MalleyRogerEbert.com

    The script tries to do way too much, but the film also moved me quite deeply a couple of times, mostly in the scenes between father and son. show more

  • 50
    Gary GoldsteinLos Angeles Times

    The film over-relies on blunt messaging, one-note villains (bullies, bosses, administrators, worst mall cop ever) and several stacked-deck situations to align us with David and Po, even if we’re inherently on their side from the start. show more

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