Filmed in 2015 and released in the Us at the end of 2017, Father Figures is one of those hideously dated bro comedies which one suspects nobody really wanted released in the current climate, and yet here it is whether we like or not. Starring Ed Helms and Owen Wilson, and directed by cinematographer turned director Lawrence Sher, the film has all the subtlety and charm of a rowdy bachelor party without all the fun bits, and that’s not even the most offensive thing about it.
Peter (Helms) and Kyle (Wilson) are fraternal twins who couldn’t be more different if they tried. Peter is a recently divorced and deeply depressed proctologist, while Kyle is the eternally cheerful, “glass is always half full” type, a trait which Peter has been finding increasingly annoying about his brother. Having been brought up by their single mother Helen (Glenn Close) in