Father Figures

Movie review by Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 16+

Raunchy, unfunny comedy might have been better as a drama.

R 2017 113 minutes

Parents say

age 16+

Based on 6 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 2 reviews

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age 17+

Not a male version of Mama Mia

I watched this movie with my 13 year old son on the airplane while we were looking for a comedy together. We loved Mama Mia and my son thought reading the description it sounds just like it. Besides the raunchy humor mentioned by other reviews, this is another relationship bonding road trip USA. Owen has not changed in all the comedies he's made, not even his haircut. He is no different from his character in Wedding Crashers. Not interesting, no personal values nor standards, and the movie constantly ridiculed his twin brother proctologist for being a hardworking, school going, responsible parent. What?! Football star Terry Bradshaw makes an appearance that reminded us of Ditka in Will Ferrell's Kicking and Screaming, but with the sex lifestyle of pro football players in the back of our minds, reminiscing the 1970s is not that funny. I unplugged the audio on my son's earphones when Ving Rhames' character remembered Glenn Close's character back in the 1970s. What a waste of a great actor when my son had watched his magnificent performance in Master Harold and the boys. We didn't finish the movie. There could've been potential for more humor if they were clever enough to see the differences between the 2 brothers rather than celebrating the loser and putting down the doctor's responsible routine lifestyle.

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age 16+

Couldn’t make it to the end

Very raunchy and tasteless comedy. I was even embarrassed to watch with my fiancée. Definitely not for children.

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