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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 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 »

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Drama

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

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Official site [Japan]

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Italy | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 July 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lo mejor de mi vida See more »

Filming Locations:

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA See more »

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$22,400,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Russel Crowe and Amanda Seyfried have worked together before, in the 2012 film, Les Misérables. See more »

Goofs

When Lucy speaks for the first time, her hair is relaxed - an irreversible change to straighten natural Afro hair- but before and after this she has the same natural hair. Which is impossible given the time span. See more »

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(They Long To Be) Close To You
Written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David
performed by Richard Clayderman (vocals by Michael Bolton)
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Emotionally powerful & gripping. Crowe and Seyfired give the best performances of their career. I highly recommend it.
7 July 2016 | by cosmo_tigerSee all my reviews

"That's what this book is really about, it's about me." Jake Davis (Crowe) is a famous author who as just lost his wife and now he is in a fight to keep his daughter Katie (Seyfried). While trying to write a book that hill become a best seller he is trying to pay off lawyers in order to keep his wife's sister from taking his girl. Katie, all grown up now, is struggling to maintain a normal relationship. One of the books her father wrote as an impact on both their lives. This is a fantastic movie, and also one of the most emotional films I have seen in a long time. It may be because I am a father myself but I really got emotionally invested in this and found myself holding back tears over and over. Crowe does a perfect job of trying to balance being a father with trying to do everything he can to save his girl. Seyfried gives maybe the best performance she has ever given and is very believable as someone who has lost her way and doesn't know how to be happy and "normal". This is a movie I could go on and on about but I will just say watch this and you will feel the same way I did. Overall, emotionally powerful and gripping. Crowe and Seyfired give the best performances of their career. I highly recommend this, but be ready to cry. I give this an A-.


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