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Father Figures (2017)

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Upon learning that their mother has been lying to them for years about their allegedly deceased father, two fraternal twin brothers hit the road in order to find him.

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Lawrence Sher

Writer:

Justin Malen
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Jon Mello Robert Jon Mello ... Mr. Jensen
Ed Helms ... Peter Reynolds
Retta ... Annie
Zachary Haven ... Ethan
Mary Grill ... Katherine
Glenn Close ... Helen
Ann McKenzie ... Sheila
Owen Wilson ... Kyle Reynolds
Jessica Gomes ... Kaylani
Harry Shearer ... Gene
Sarah Skeist ... Pretty Flight Attendant
Jo Helton ... Elderly Woman (as Jo Wintker)
Terry Bradshaw ... Terry Bradshaw
Debra Stipe ... Karen Bradshaw
Ving Rhames ... Rod Hamilton
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Storyline

Kyle and Peter Reynolds are fraternal twins who were raised by their mother, Helen, as their father died before they were born. Kyle is dating his pregnant girlfriend, Kaylani, and is wealthy from royalties for his image on BBQ sauce labels. Peter is a divorced with a teenage son who resents him. Shortly after Helen's wedding, Peter recognizes an actor on Law and Order: SVU from photos of his supposed father, and confronts Helen. Helen explains that she had been promiscuous at the time of their conception, and did not want their father involved. When they keep pressing, Helen reveals that their father is Terry Bradshaw. The brothers fly to Florida to meet Bradshaw, who they encounter at a signing event. Bradshaw is excited to have them as sons. As Bradshaw recounts stories with former teammate Rod Hamilton, the brothers realize that Bradshaw had been in Australia at the time of their conception, and thus isn't their father..

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Taglines:

The ultimate paternity quest See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and sexual references throughout | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 December 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bastards See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,287,451, 24 December 2017

Gross USA:

$17,501,244

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$25,601,244
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The script was sold less than two days after being pitched, in an impressive thirty-six hours. See more »

Goofs

Terry Bradshaw not gave up he's starting job to Joe Gilliam. Bradshaw temporarily lost the starting job to Joe Gilliam in 1974, but he took over again during the regular season. See more »

Quotes

Kyle Reynolds: Wow.
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Featured in Conan: Ed Helms/Fareed Zakaria/Electric Guest (2017) See more »

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Like a Bad Dad Joke, This Feel Good Movie Is Stale From The Start
23 December 2017 | by rgkarimSee all my reviews

LIKES:

-Consistent Pace

-The Ending

-Katt Williams

DISLIKES:

-Predictable

-Lazy Writing

-Ruined by Trailers

-Not using Glenn Close More

Summary: Father Figures is a simplistic comedy, designed to provide some low to medium laughs to get you through the holiday season. While cute at some parts, the movie is a paternal scavenger hunt with predictable plot twists that are only relieved by a well-done ending that has the emotional zest. My favorite components of Katt Williams, Christopher Walken and Glenn Close are underutilized and their unique comedy is lost to the lazy use of curse heavy dialogue. Even worse, the movie suffers from becoming stale due to over use of trailers with approximately 50% of the comedy ruined with the use of the first trailer. Ironically the only surprises from the trailers are scene deletions and de-censoring the lines to be a little more adult. Father Figures is good for a quick laugh, but your money is best spent on another selection of the cavalcade of movies to release this holiday season.

My scores are:

Comedy: 5.0 Movie Overall: 4.0


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