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Meeting Daddy (2000)

An aspiring writer from New York visits his girlfriend's eccentric family in Georgia.

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Peter Gould

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Cast

Cast overview:
Lloyd Bridges ... Mr. Branson
Josh Charles ... Peter Silverblatt
Alexandra Wentworth ... Melanie Branson
Beau Bridges ... Larry Branson
Walter Olkewicz ... Dink Branson
Kristy Swanson ... Laurel Lee
Edie McClurg ... Dot
Cindy Bridges Cindy Bridges ... Becky Sue Branson (as Lucinda Bridges-Cunningham)
Christopher T. Gray Christopher T. Gray ... Taxi Driver
Don Perry ... Mr. Sulak
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Storyline

Peter Silverblatt is a liberal writer from New York City working in Los Angeles where he meets and falls for his dream girl and inspiration to write: a Southern belle named Melanie Branson. But Melanie inadvertently opens a Pandora's box when she invites Peter to her hometown in Georgia to meet her conservative, but highly eccentric and dysfunctional family who include her two exasperating brothers Larry, and Dink, and her cranky, meddling father who'll do anything to break up the happy union between Peter and Melanie... anything includes trying to set Peter up with the local town tramp Laurel Lee. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 June 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Családom a halálom See more »

Filming Locations:

Altadena, California, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Mas Macho Inc. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This was Lloyd Bridges' final film before his death on March 10, 1998 at the age of 85. The film was released more than two years after he died. See more »

Quotes

Peter Silverblatt: I had a guy named 'Dink' making fun of my name while trying to convert me!
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Solid if not memorable

Lloyd Bridges steals this film as an aging Southerner who tries to break up his only daughters relationship with a city boy.

Josh Charles and Alexandra Wentworth handle the young couple leads well, as Wentworth has to go home and help take care of her ailing father. Her eccentric brothers, Beau Bridges and Olkewicz, are driving her insane, so she persuades Josh Charles to come down south and save her from a breakdown.

Josh Charles is obviously a fish out of water down south, not blending well with the local character. He tries his hardest to impress his lovers family, but can't seem to meet their expectations. He is forced to compromise his principals by hanging a Confederate flag and accidentally calls God a twisted serial killer, which places him in the doghouse with Wentworth's obese brother.

There are plenty of laughs to be had here, thanks to Bridges and Charles' interaction. Plus the only Buffy in my book, Kristy Swanson, adds some flavor as a southern sexpot.

Pick this up, you won't be disappointed.


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