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Father of Invention (2010)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 3 November 2011 (Russia)
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After 8 years in prison, inventor Robert Axle struggles to win over his estranged family and catch up on current technology as he works to once again become the king of the infomercial.




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Cast overview, first billed only:
Donna (as Anna Anissimova)
Karen Kaia Livers ...
Maria (as Karen Livers)


Robert Axle, an eccentric inventor turned ego maniacal infomercial guru, loses it all when one of his inventions maims thousands of customers. After 8 years in maximum security prison, Robert is ready to redeem his name and rebuild his billion dollar empire. But first, he must convince his estranged 22-year-old daughter to let him live with her and her quirky, over-protective roommates. Written by Stephanie Caswell

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A World of Ideas. A World of Problems. See more »


Comedy | Drama

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Rated PG-13 for sexual material and language | See all certifications »

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3 November 2011 (Russia)  »

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Daddy's Home  »

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2.35 : 1
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Robert Axle: Fathers are human too. You know, you put a piece of cake in front of us and that's all can we see.
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Horrible. You'll feel cheated out of the time you could have spent doing ANYTHING else.
12 October 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Stupendously dumb movie. Complete waste of time, and pretty cringe-worthy to see Spacey struggling with the weak script, the flat acting and cramped humour.

Most scenes appear blatant and set up with an idiotic take on what should be the structure of a 'fabrication' of a riches-to-ashes meets my-daddy-is my hero tale.

Just watch 'The Pursuit of Happiness' backwards followed by 'Meet the parents', throw in some amateur level editing and Uwe Boll talent for delivering and you get the idea.

Definitely Spacey's worst performance and most certainly one of those titles in which most times you'll be asking yourself 'Oh Kevin, what did you do?'.

If avoidable you really should.

Also, it seems all other (three!) reviews are dupes. Which is why I felt the need to share this.

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