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Fathers & Daughters (2015)

R | | Drama | 8 July 2016 (USA)
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A Pulitzer-winning writer grapples with being a widower and father after a mental breakdown, while, 27 years later, his grown daughter struggles to forge connections of her own.

Director:

Gabriele Muccino

Writer:

Brad Desch

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Russell Crowe ... Jake Davis
Amanda Seyfried ... Katie Davis
Aaron Paul ... Cameron
Diane Kruger ... Elizabeth
Quvenzhané Wallis ... Lucy
Bruce Greenwood ... William
Janet McTeer ... Carolyn
Kylie Rogers ... Young Katie
Jane Fonda ... Teddy Stanton
Octavia Spencer ... Dr. Corman
Jenny Vos Jenny Vos ... Tricia
Brendan Griffin ... Evan
Ryan Eggold ... John
Chris Douglass ... Brian
Jake Scheib Jake Scheib ... Andrew
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A Pulitzer-winning writer grapples with being a widower and father after a mental breakdown, while, 27 years later, his grown daughter struggles to forge connections of her own.

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He wrote to her, about her, and for her. See more »

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some sexual content/references | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Amanda Seyfried and Aaron Paul previously appeared together in the TV series 'Big Love' in which they played a couple. See more »

Goofs

After Katie goes on her run with Cameron, there is an aerial view of Manhattan including the Twin Towers. Her mother died around 1989-1990 per the first scene, and we are now supposed to be seeing her 27 years later, which is well after the towers were no longer standing. See more »

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Fathers & Daughters
Written by Michael Bolton, Emmanuel Kiriakou and Evan Bogart
Performed by Michael Bolton
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The performances really hold this one together.
15 January 2016 | by Semi_SweetSee all my reviews

If you come away praising only one thing from this movie, I'd be willing to bet that it would be Kylie Rogers' performance as Russell Crowe's young daughter. She gives a genuinely affecting performance for a girl her age and although Crowe himself needs no help here as he puts in a brilliant showing of his own, he's all the better for her presence. They played off each other so well and the film was much more enjoyable whenever they shared the screen. Amanda Seyfried was her dependable self but this kind of role is easily within her wheelhouse so don't expect to be blown away by her.

The film itself has a nice flow to it when considering the run time and although it dips into the cliché pot a couple of times, I found the screenplay just fresh enough that I would say I enjoyed it overall. Although the directing wasn't anything to write home about I do believe that he showed a delicate and subtle handling of the subject matter which is to be commended. The score is also quite wonderful.

Overall, a solid 7/10. The performances are the reason to see this one.


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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Italy | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 July 2016 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA See more »

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Budget:

$22,400,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,587,709
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2.35 : 1
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