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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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Trent Cooper

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin Spacey ... Robert Axle
Camilla Belle ... Claire Axle
Heather Graham ... Phoebe
Johnny Knoxville ... Troy Coangelo
Anna Schafer ... Donna (as Anna Anissimova)
John Stamos ... Steven Leslie
Red West ... Sam Bergman
Michael Rosenbaum ... Eddie the Ex
Danny Comden ... Matt James
Jack McGee ... Parole Officer
Craig Robinson ... Jerry King
Virginia Madsen ... Lorraine
Marc Macaulay ... General Store Clerk
Morgan Saylor ... Young Claire (12)
Karen Kaia Livers Karen Kaia Livers ... Maria (as Karen Livers)
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Storyline

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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Sometimes the best ideas are homegrown See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 November 2011 (Russia) See more »

Also Known As:

Daddy's Home See more »

Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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Quotes

Robert Axle: Fathers are human too. You know, you put a piece of cake in front of us and that's all we can see.
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Featured in Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #2.13 (2011) See more »

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Say It To Me
written by Neil Starr, Ryan Day, Will Davies, Mike Griffiths
performed by Attack! Attack! UK
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I was pleased what i had seen, thanks for individual performances
24 October 2011 | by ArttuASee all my reviews

First of all this movie made me 1) Use my brains and think positive 2) Laugh at least few times 3) Positive mood. So it's definitely not a bad movie! It makes you open your mind a bit, like Sandlers "Click" (but not that good movie IMHO).

Really the backbone of "Father of Invention" are actors performances... K Spacey and J Knoxville are the first ones on my mind, also H Graham performed well. I usually get easily bored by movies, but now i was enjoying the whole 90 minutes (thanks for Spacey). With b-class actors i probably would have disliked the whole movie.

Plot isn't anything special, it has already been used -feeling. I would have hoped to see more of "Inventor"-aspect as there ain't many inventor movies. I think it's possible to make a lot entertainment out of it.

Nice little movie to watch if you don't want anything too serious but no mindless/dirty humour either. By the way this is my only IMDb review so far, i had the urge to write it because i felt so much difference to previous very negative review. This tells something about the movie, i don't usually want to "defend" the movies i like.


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