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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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Claire Axle
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Donna (as Anna Anissimova)
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Steven Leslie
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Sam Bergman
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Eddie the Ex
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Matt James
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Jerry King
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Lorraine
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General Store Clerk
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Young Claire (12)
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Maria (as Karen Livers)
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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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A World of Ideas. A World of Problems. See more »

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

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

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written by Eric Gemsa, Dominique Vernhes
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Kevin Spacey is terrific
31 December 2011 | by See all my reviews

Don't listen to the critics who pan this movie. Yes, it is predictable, and obvious. But the movie doesn't preach, condescend, take itself (too) seriously, or take its precious time going somewhere. This is actually better than I expected. No question about it, "Father of Invention" is great entertainment, and very effective. You don't have to be a "genius" to enjoy this movie. I could have done without the subplot regarding Heather Graham's lesbian character. I didn't feel it was necessary. It's just a plot device. And I would have loved to see John Stamos a lot more. With an interesting character as his, that one scene wasn't enough. Although he is mentioned near the end of the film. If you're looking for a quality movie to watch (and enjoy Kevin Spacey), this is that movie.

***1/2


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