The Father

Movie review by Kat Halstead, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

Alzheimer's drama has strong language and adult themes.

PG-13 2021 97 minutes

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 5 reviews

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age 15+

Love and Dementia

It is well acted, very believable chacters. Too emotional for a young child. They wouldn't understand all the misconceptions of the father. Parents should watch it 1st before letting a child watch it.

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age 13+

Think about it.

Anthony (Academy Award Winner, Anthony Hopkins) is 80, mischievous, living defiantly alone and rejecting the carers that his daughter, Anne (Academy Award and Golden Globe Winner, Olivia Colman), encouragingly introduces. Yet help is also becoming a necessity for Anne; she can't make daily visits anymore and Anthony's grip on reality is unraveling. As we experience the ebb and flow of his memory, how much of his own identity and past can Anthony cling to? How does Anne cope as she grieves the loss of her father, while he still lives and breathes before her? THE FATHER warmly embraces real life, through loving reflection upon the vibrant human condition; heart-breaking and uncompromisingly poignant -- a movie that nestles in the truth of our own lives.

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