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

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22 December 2017 (USA)  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

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

Gross USA:

$17,350,050, 18 January 2018

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$20,650,050, 18 January 2018
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An episode of Law Order: Special Victims Unit is shown and factors into the plot. J.K. Simmons has had a recurring role on the show (and others in the franchise) as Dr. Emil Skoda. 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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Featured in Conan: Ed Helms/Fareed Zakaria/Electric Guest (2017) See more »

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A Solid Feel-Good Comedy
23 December 2017 | by See all my reviews

Father Figures brings nothing new or innovative to the table, but it follows the formula well and delivers a perfectly fine movie. Ed Helms and Owen Wilson star as twin brothers who discover that their father, whom they were told died before they could know him, isn't actually their father. Their mother, played by Glenn Close, isn't sure who their father is, but is pretty sure it's Terry Bradshaw. They then embark on a traditional road comedy as they go to meet him and continually get clues as to who their father is moving them along. The meet an interesting cast of characters and learn about themselves along the way before realizing that the most important thing is that they have each other.

There is no stand out performer who consistently elicits laughs, but it keeps chugging along with decent jokes enough to prevent it from dragging. They avoid overusing any of the jokes and there weren't any points where I was just waiting for the scene to end. This isn't going to be a classic or something that you want to watch over and over, but there are a lot worse ways to kill 2 hours.


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