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The Confirmation (2016)

PG-13 | | Adventure, Comedy, Drama | 18 March 2016 (USA)
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A divorced father and his eight-year-old son are about to spend a somewhat predictable weekend together, nevertheless, when a valuable toolbox gets stolen, the search for the thieves will soon turn into a true family bonding.

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Bob Nelson

Writer:

Bob Nelson
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Clive Owen ... Walt
Maria Bello ... Bonnie
Jaeden Martell ... Anthony (as Jaeden Lieberher)
Stephen Tobolowsky ... Father Lyons
Glenn Beck ... Old Man in Church (as Glenn Curtis Beck)
Spencer Drever ... Allen
Tim Blake Nelson ... Vaughn
Patrick Gilmore ... Roger
John Stewart ... Bar Patron 1
Dean Wray ... Bar Patron 2
Tom Pickett ... Bartender Al
Robert Forster ... Otto
Luvia Petersen ... Bartender Nancy
Mel Tuck Mel Tuck ... Guy Bishop
Eliza Faria Eliza Faria ... Linda
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Storyline

Eight year old Anthony is somewhat uneasy about spending the weekend with his alcoholic, down-on-his-luck carpenter dad Walt while his mom Bonnie and her new husband Kyle go to a Catholic retreat together. Walt is just as uneasy about spending time with Anthony, especially since their first day together is a series of characteristically unfortunate events, including his truck breaking down, his landlord locking him out of the house, and the theft of his toolbox, which he needs for an upcoming job. As Walt and Anthony set about finding the guy who stole the tools and improvise around their other misfortunes, they begin to discover a true connection with each other, causing Walt to become a better father and Anthony to reveal the promise and potential of the good man he will become.

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Written and Directed by the Oscar Nominated Writer of ''Nebraska'', Bob Nelson.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some mature thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The book Anthony (Jaeden Lieberher) is reading, is "Undeniable: Evolution, and the Science of Creation" by Bill Nye the Science Guy. Writer and Director Bob Nelson and Bill Nye were cast members on the Seattle comedy show "Almost Live!" There is also a poster of Bill Nye in Anthony's room, next to one of Albert Einstein. See more »

Goofs

At 1:29 of the movie Walt is driving down a residential street on his way to retrieve his tools, you can see the truck going in the opposite direction swerve into Walt's lane to avoid the film crew in the street. The two-tone gray Toyota truck (at 1:29:20) has Washington State license plates. This movie was set in Washington State, but was filmed in the Metro Vancouver, Canada, area; more specifically, Walt is living at 20657 (at 0:12:55) Dolman Street (at 0:02:15) which is in Maple Ridge, British Columbia, in the Metro Vancouver area, so the probability is high that the truck was part of the film shoot. If an error were committed then it was that they didn't use a telephoto lens or Steadicam so the camera could have been out of the way. See more »

Quotes

Bonnie: Anthony, what are you doing down there?
Anthony: Just praying.
Bonnie: Well, pray properly. Have you thought about your sins?
Anthony: I think i thought about them enough.
Bonnie: Well, go get in the confessional, then. Be quick, 'cause we have to go. Skip some sins if you have to. He'll get the point.
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Connections

Features The Rifleman (1958) See more »

Soundtracks

THE CONFIRMATION Score
and soundtrack to original music by Jeff Cardoni
(p) 2016 552557 Records DK
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Carpenter father, struggling alcoholism and unemployment, bonds with his young son. Endearing family portrait. Great acting.
27 June 2019 | by imseegSee all my reviews

Clive Owen plays the part of an alcohol addicted father, who is strugling to get by, being unemployed. Being divorced he only gets to see his young son during the weekend, in which they bond through a number of unforeseen events.

Endearing portrait of family life with divorced parents. Great acting. Slowburning, mellow mood. Suited for young and old.


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