Father of Invention

2010, Comedy, 1h 34m

16 Reviews 1,000+ Ratings

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Recently released from prison, a former millionaire (Kevin Spacey) must reinvent himself before he can rebuild his infomercial empire.

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  • Aug 19, 2012
    This was quite a surprise, especially after seeing so many bad reviews. I really enjoyed this. I have to admit, a good Kevin Spacey film is very rare these days. This one, though, I found very enjoyable. It's funny, but not always laugh out loud funny..more smiles and chuckles, and I like that in a movie. I didn't have high expectations for this one, but it is a wonderful little dramedy, in my opinion..........
    Cynthia S Super Reviewer
  • Jun 17, 2012
    Home Run for Kevin Spacey. He gives another great performance in a film that should have gotten a lot of attention. He is great playing this loser, who gets the audience to root for his big comeback throughout the film. The film reminds me of movies like Jerry Maguire, The Wrestler, Man About Town, just to name a few. The film was well written. Also the film was well cast. Everyone in this ensemble does deliver and shine. This film should have gotten more attention when it came out. I definitely recommend this film, especially for Kevin Spacey's performance.
    Sol C Super Reviewer
  • Mar 30, 2012
    Father of Invention is an interesting drama that's fairly entertaining. With a story about redemption and second chances, the film follows a former inventor who tries to reconnect with his family and rebuild his life. The casting is pretty good, and includes Kevin Spacey, Camille Belle, Heather Graham, and Craig Robinson. The story takes a few twists, and not always for the good, but when all's said and done it ends up being rather conventional. While most of Father of Invention is mediocre, it has a lot of fun and is pretty entertaining.
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  • Feb 10, 2012
    I am not sure what to say... someone wrote that ""Father of Invention" proves strikingly uninventive" and that summarizes the lot! Doesn't matter how good Kevin Spacey was, or the impressive cast including Johnny Knoxville, Craig Robinson, and Virginia Madsen... even they could not save such a bad screenplay and shaky directing by Trent Cooper! It was watchable but even after finishing watching it, you'll still feel empty like in the middle of it... it was a movie about nothing special... actually I could not even say what was the movie about... sorry... some kind of relationship fixing or something like that as I could guess?! Don't waste time!
    Panta O Super Reviewer

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