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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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Katie lives at 1240 Montague St. Amanda Seyfried starred in 'Letters to Juliet' - which was inspired by Shakespeare's "Romeo & Juliet". Romeo's last name is Montague. 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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A beautiful tear-jerker
30 October 2015 | by ipekmineSee all my reviews

Fathers And Daughters: A movie that would have made me book the first flight home without waiting for holidays if I still lived overseas. I mean it. Yes, I'm a "daddy's girl", and I've been lucky enough to enjoy this beautiful movie with my father (well, my mum and brother were there too, but dad was a 'must' from what I'd heard about the film). As one can easily guess after seeing the trailer, it's a touching piece, and the cast does a great job in reflecting the story on screen. Gabriele Muccino delivers the plot with a non-cliché flow, he's very successful with the flashbacks, and one of the strongest aspects of F & D is the amazingly beautiful music, in my opinion. Particularly the Carpenter's cover by Michael Bolton, Close To You adds so much, not to mention that it squeezes your heart during a particular scene. Speaking of heart-squeezing, I think Russell Crowe has made a habit of making his audience cry, especially with The Water Diviner and now, with Fathers and Daughters. As expected, he does not just act, he 'becomes' Jake Davis, and forms multiple lumps in your throat with the character he portrays. As one of the best actors of our time, if not the very best, he's simply amazing. Also, the chemistry between R. Crowe and Kylie Anne Rogers is great, it's heart-warming and so 'real', if I may say so. Kylie Anne is the sweetest potato chip, that goes without saying, and I need to add that at some point I did hate Bruce Greenwood and Diane Kruger.. well, not them, but the characters they played, of course. Needless to say, Jane Fonda was one of the shining stars of F & D, and I think Amanda Seyfried and Aaron Paul were well-chosen for their respective roles, *thumbs up* to them both. Taken together, I loved the story, it was beautifully transformed into a tear-jerker on screen, and I sincerely hope this movie gets released in every country -because it's a sweet piece of art which reminds you of the most important and valuable things in life. PS: Keep tissues nearby when you're seeing F & D. Am not kidding.


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