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The Confirmation (2016)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Walt
... Bonnie
... Anthony
... Father Lyons
... Old Man in Church (as Glenn Curtis Beck)
... Allen
... Vaughn
... Roger
... Bar Patron 1
... Bar Patron 2
... Bartender Al
... Otto
... Bartender Nancy
Mel Tuck ... Guy Bishop
... Linda


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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Release Date:

18 March 2016 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

I Iposhesi  »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


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 »


Walt: Well, if he found Jesus, maybe he can find my tools.
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Features The Rifleman (1958) See more »


Performed by Gillian Welch
Courtesy of Acony Records, LLC
Words and Music by Gillian Welch and David Rawlings
© Universal Music Publishing Canada and BMG / Chrysalis
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Not a bad film at all
20 March 2016 | by See all my reviews

Clive Owen and the kid actor who played his son both did a very good jobs in this tiny little film. Although it was shot in Canada, but it showed that the two countries in North America both suffered greatly for their majority poverty of their people, the run-down urban neighborhood, the poor relations between husbands and wives, the horrible and dreary lives of their kids after their marriages dissolved; even they could still barely maintain their matrimony lives, the poverty they are facing is predictably unavoidable.

The writer/director obviously didn't know too much of pawning his belongings to any pawnshop in Canada or in the United States. A box of overly used old tools without even one power tool could be pawned for $400.00?! IN YOUR WET DREAM! That box of old carpentry tools might only worth $20.00 in the eyes of any pawn shop owner or operator. If it could be pawned over $50.00, then the pawnshop must also be a charity organization!

This film also told us how drinking like drugs could ruin your life, your relationship to anyone including your marriage. But the most alarming message of this film is the undeniable fact of how dirt, filthy poor these people in both countries are, how the social infra-structure of both countries are in a desolate situation and most of them were already in ruin. These poor majority could only use religion to fool themselves with limited wishful thinking. They never know that it is both of their government and their elected politicians ruined their countries and their lives, and God has nothing to do with any of it. Of course, if the so-called imaginary entity really existed.

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