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The Confirmation (2016)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 18 March 2016 (USA)
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A divorced father and his eight-year-old son, spend a rather predictable weekend together, but when a valuable toolbox gets stolen, the search for the thieves will turn into a true family bonding.

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Walt
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Anthony
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Bonnie
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Drake
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Father Lyons
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Allen
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Tucker
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Trout
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Vaughn
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Otto
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Kyle
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Boeing Engineer
Glenn Beck ...
Old Man in church (as Glenn Curtis Beck)
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Pete
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Darren
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Eight year old Anthony is somewhat uneasy about spending the weekend with his alcoholic, down-on-his-luck carpenter dad Walt while his mom Bonnie and her new husband Kyle go to a Catholic retreat together. Walt is just as uneasy about spending time with Anthony, especially since their first day together is a series of characteristically unfortunate events, including his truck breaking down, his landlord locking him out of the house, and the theft of his toolbox, which he needs for an upcoming job. As Walt and Anthony set about finding the guy who stole the tools and improvise around their other misfortunes, they begin to discover a true connection with each other, causing Walt to become a better father and Anthony to reveal the promise and potential of the good man he will become.

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Written and Directed by the Oscar Nominated Writer of ''Nebraska'', Bob Nelson.

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Rated PG-13 for some mature thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Η υπόσχεση  »

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Bill Nye's poster is on the wall next to Einstein's in Anthony's bedroom. See more »

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At 1:29 of the movie Walt is driving down a residential street on his way to retrieve his tools, you can see the truck going in the opposite direction swerve into Walt's lane to avoid the film crew in the street. The two-tone gray Toyota truck (at 1:29:20) has Washington State license plates. This movie was set in Washington State, but was filmed in the Metro Vancouver, Canada, area; more specifically, Walt is living at 20657 (at 0:12:55) Dolman Street (at 0:02:15) which is in Maple Ridge, British Columbia, in the Metro Vancouver area, so the probability is high that the truck was part of the film shoot. If an error were committed then it was that they didn't use a telephoto lens or Steadicam so the camera could have been out of the way. See more »

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Bonnie: Anthony, what are you doing down there?
Anthony: Just praying.
Bonnie: Well, pray properly. Have you thought about your sins?
Anthony: I think i thought about them enough.
Bonnie: Well, go get in the confessional, then. Be quick, 'cause we have to go. Skip some sins if you have to. He'll get the point.
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WRECKING BALL
Performed by Gillian Welch
Courtesy of Acony Records, LLC
Words and Music by Gillian Welch and David Rawlings
© Universal Music Publishing Canada and BMG / Chrysalis
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If I had to chose between the new Marvel movie and this one I would choose this one hands down.
1 May 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"I don't know what kind of trouble he can get in in a day." Anthony (Lieberher) is 8 years old and is about to be confirmed in the Catholic Church. He has a hard time thinking of a time he sinned and lives life without conflict at all. When his mother and step-dad go on a retreat he isn't excited about spending the weekend with his alcoholic dad Walt (Owen). What starts off as a typical weekend with him slowly changes into 2 days that change the lives of both of them. This is just a great movie. This has everything I want in one. Great acting, a great story and nothing too over the top or unbelievable but touching and heartfelt regardless. It was just a pleasure to watch the interaction between the father and son and how, without overtly trying, they help each other to become better people. This is a very good family movie and is one that you can watch and enjoy with everyone. Every once in a while a movie comes along that needs to be talked up in order to get the audience it deserves. This is one of those movies. If I had to chose between the new Marvel movie and this one I would choose this one hands down. What you lose in effects and action you make up for in acting and story. To me that is more important. Overall, a movie I highly recommend and the best family movie since Little Boy. I easily give this a A.


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