Father Figures

Father Figures
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 53min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Lawrence Sher
  • Cast: Owen Wilson, Ed Helms, Glenn Close
  • UK release: 16 February 2018

Peter and Kyle Reynolds (Helms and Wilson) are excited by the idea that their real father was football hero Terry Bradshaw (as himself), but when he wasn’t, they go in search of the real man. Star-studded but casually misogynist would-be comedy, whose central problem is the delusion that women enjoying sexual freedom is funny.

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Father Figures

12 Feb 20182 stars

Fundamentally flawed, star-studded comedy that combines sexism and slapstick

Filmed back in 2015 based on a script called Bastards, the amended title should have been the first of many drastic changes to this star-studded comedy, while Father Figures has been shelved for so long that the contents have curdled. A shaggy-dog story…

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