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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.


Lawrence Sher


Justin Malen
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Jon Mello Robert Jon Mello ... Mr. Jensen
Ed Helms ... Peter Reynolds
Retta ... Annie
Zachary Haven ... Ethan
Mary Grill ... Katherine
Glenn Close ... Helen
Ann McKenzie ... Sheila
Owen Wilson ... Kyle Reynolds
Jessica Gomes ... Kaylani
Harry Shearer ... Gene
Sarah Skeist ... Pretty Flight Attendant
Jo Helton Jo Helton ... Elderly Woman (as Jo Wintker)
Terry Bradshaw ... Terry Bradshaw
Debra Stipe ... Karen Bradshaw
Ving Rhames ... Rod Hamilton


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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Finding Their Father Would Be a Family Miracle See more »



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

22 December 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bastards See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

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

Gross USA:

$17,501,244, 15 February 2018

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$21,800,003, 25 January 2018
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Originally titled Bastards but changed to Father Figures in September 2017, just three months before release. See more »


While on the plane in first class. Owen takes the napkin and drink twice. See more »


Kyle Reynolds: Wow.
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Can't Hold Out on Love
Written by Jason Mraz and Michael Hodges
Performed by Jason Mraz
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By arrangement with Warner Film and TV Licensing
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I can't think of anything substantial to complain about.
25 December 2017 | by HellmantSee all my reviews

'FATHER FIGURES': Four Stars (Out of Five)

A comedy starring Owen Wilson and Ed Helms as two adult fraternity twin brothers, that go on a road trip together to find out who their true biological father is. The movie was directed by debut feature filmmaker Lawrence Sher, and it was written by Justin Malen (who also co-wrote the 2016 Christmas comedy flick 'OFFICE CHRISTMAS PARTY'). It costars Glenn Close, Katt Williams, Terry Bradshaw, J.K. Simmons, Christopher Walken, Ving Rhames, Harry Shearer and June Squibb. The film has gotten mostly negative reviews from critics, and it's disappointed at the Box Office so far. I found it to be mostly a pretty funny movie! Peter (Helms) and Kyle Reynolds (Wilson) are adult fraternity twin brothers. Peter is a proctologist who is suffering through a divorce and problems with his son. Kyle is a model who made a lot of money selling his image to a successful BBQ company, and now he's being replaced by a monkey. Peter resents Kyle for having such an easy life, and he's also feeling a lot of pain for never knowing his father. When their rich mother (Close) tells the twins that their father didn't really die when they were children (like she originally told them), and she doesn't really know who their true father is, because she slept with a lot of men (in her past), Peter and Kyle set out to find their true biological dad.

The movie is a little hit-and-miss, but it's mostly funny. Wilson and Helms are both fantastic in their roles, and they also have great chemistry together. The supporting cast is all entertaining to watch as well, and the movie (as a whole) is a fun Christmas time comedy film experience. I found it to be really enjoyable, and I can't think of anything substantial to complain about. It does it's job well, and you'll probably get what you expect from it, if you decide to watch it.

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