Father Figures (2017)
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Father Figures is not just painfully anti-charming, it is transparently desperate.
"Father Figures" is what happens when you throw a comedy and the laughs forget to show up.
Distinguished mainly by its overqualified cast and lack of inspiration, "Father Figures" can't decide whether it's a gross-out comedy or an uplifting tale of brotherly love; it embraces the worst of both worlds.
At first [Helms and Wilson] seem incompatible. But their journey through family secrets delivers surprising charm.
Director Sher shows no special affinity for comic pacing or enlivening dialogue scenes, so the movie just plods from scene to scene, building no momentum.
Audience Reviews for Father Figures
The film is very funny at times but like Wilson's other attempt at high range comedy, The Big Year, it struggles to maintain a story and the crude humour. You look at the talented cast and you expect something much more interesting but seeing what has happened to the choices Wilson has made of recent time, you can't help but feel disappointed. The ending will some up what is wrong with the film, they attempt to make you care after all the pointless jokes, why wasn't a DNA test ever considered? The film is good for a once only but you'll forget it exists and move right along to another comedy that misses the mark. This is exactly what is wrong with comedies at this current moment and time, they lack true comedy and fail to engage the actors hired to portray the slim characters. This could have been a fun indie film but with a large budget it sinks in typical Hollywood disarray. 12/11/2018.
LAW & ORDER: SVU is used as the pivotal plot device that sets everything in motion. It's the best joke in the movie.
Another typical roadtrip movie where two brothers go searching for their long lost father. Perfectly passable for passing the time. Nothing more. You've seen it all before really.
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