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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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Robert Jon Mello ...
Mr. Jensen
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Annie
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Ethan
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Katherine
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Sheila
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Kaylani
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Gene
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Jo Helton ...
Elderly Woman (as Jo Wintker)
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Karen Bradshaw
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Rod Hamilton
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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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Are you our daddy? See more »

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Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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22 December 2017 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,287,451, 24 December 2017, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$17,327,586, 15 January 2018

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$20,427,586, 15 January 2018
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The cast features two Oscar winners (J.K. Simmons, Christopher Walken) and three Oscar nominees (Glenn Close, Owen Wilson, and June Squibb). See more »

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The camera and its crane are reflected on the car during the first road trip. See more »

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Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Bright (2017) See more »

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Can't Hold Out On Love
Written by Jason Mraz and Michael Hodges
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Like a Bad Dad Joke, This Feel Good Movie Is Stale From The Start
23 December 2017 | by See 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.

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Comedy: 5.0 Movie Overall: 4.0


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