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Father of the Year (2018)

TV-14 | | Comedy | 20 July 2018 (USA)
Before NYC, college valedictorian Ben visits his trailer park loser dad. Same evening Ben argues with Larry about whose dad can kick the other dad's ass. Loser dad hears of this and tries to beat up doormat dad and chaos follows.


Tyler Spindel





Cast overview, first billed only:
David Spade ... Wayne
Nat Faxon ... Mardy
Joey Bragg ... Ben
Matt Shively ... Larry
Bridgit Mendler ... Meredith
Jackie Sandler ... Krystal
Mary Gillis Mary Gillis ... Ruth
Jared Sandler ... Nathan
Bill Kottkamp ... PJ
Kevin Nealon ... Peter Francis
Peyton Russ ... Aiden
Melanie Hutsell ... Trey's Mom
Allen Covert ... Trey's Dad
Moses Storm ... Trey
Chris Titone ... Flasher


When two buddies' drunken debate about whose father would win in a fight is taken seriously by one of their fathers, things go bad. Jobs are lost, relationships ruined, futures destroyed, and middle-aged men are knocked out. In this coming of age story about two recent college graduates spending a few weeks at home before they move to New York, our best friends come to grips with who their fathers really are as they start to see the world with adult eyes. Written by fabulousbakerboy-99990

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They've got one summer to make their kids proud.




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Bridgit Mendler and Joey Bragg both starred on two different Disney Channel shows. Bridgit Mendler was on Good Luck Charlie and Joey Bragg was on Liv and Maddie. Matt Shively starred in True Jackson, VP as Ryan Laserbeam See more »


When Meredith is driving away in her PostMates car after taking Ben's phone, she is seen filming in Portrait mode on the phone. However, when Ben plays back the footage, the video is shown in Landscape mode. See more »


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When a sitcom premise becomes a movie
22 July 2018 | by shacmastaSee all my reviews

Full disclosure...I find Adam Sandler/Happy Madison comedies enjoyable.

Ok with that out of the way, Father of the year is a pretty weak premise. The entire film is set up on that classic "my dad can beat up your dad" yet it seems not even the writers can properly keep up with the meatless premise. The story jumps around a lot and the editing is kinda choppy like you can tell they trimmed the film to keep it short.

David Spade is doing a "Boston" accent which he tries to stay consistent with it but loses it from time to time. Still he does a good job and is actually funny. The token young kids are pretty generic except for Matt Shively, he showed great comedic timely and played his role perfectly. The rest of the cast is rounded out by the usual Happy Madison club members.

Overall...nothing great but has its moments. if you've enjoyed The Happy Madison brand you'll find this funny.

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20 July 2018 (USA) See more »

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