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My Dad Is a Soccer Mom

By Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Predictable family comedy explores gender stereotypes.

Movie NR 2015 86 minutes
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age 4+

Based on 1 parent review

age 4+

Good Family Movie

I thought this was a good family movie. My husband, daughter, and myself just finished watching it. My husband really enjoyed it and my daughter sat through it. Great movie that reflects the values between father-daughter relationship and can be a good reminder to some fathers.

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Though not memorable overall, the movie has some strong performances. Skai Jackson, a bright, natural actress and comic, and Wendy Raquel Robinson save this otherwise predictable and unprofessional effortAlso Lester Speight good-naturedly hams it up with a likable, cartoonish performance. The messages are earnest but familiar: Dads matter; moms can find a balance between work and family; kids are resilient and instinctively joyful. It's a shame that in boosting soccer as the means of connection, the filmmakers chose to knock the arts, specifically dance and theater, rather than simply identifying Lacy's previously unacknowledged enthusiasm for sports. The writing and direction are weak throughout, and the movie's abrupt ending, leading to an off-story comic press conference, is sketchy and confusing. Still, the simplicity of the plot, the strength of the two lead actresses, and some outlandish comedy may appeal to kids.

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