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Father Figures

also known as “Who's Your Daddy?,” “Bastardos,” “Bekarty,” “Fratelli bastardi,” See more »
MPA Rating: R-Rating (MPA) for language and sexual references throughout.
Moral Rating: Not Recommended
Moviemaking Quality:
Primary Audience: Adults
Genre: Comedy
Length: 1 hr. 53 min.
Year of Release: 2017
USA Release: December 22, 2017 (wide—2,902 theaters)
DVD: April 3, 2018
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Relevant Issues

What is LYING? Answer

What is TRUTH? Answer


Dysfunctional families

Faked death

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Featuring Owen WilsonKyle
Ed HelmsPeter
Christopher WalkenDr. Tinkler
J.K. SimmonsRonald Hunt
Glenn CloseHelen
Ving RhamesRod Hamilton
Katie Aselton … Sarah
Terry Bradshaw … Terry Bradshaw
Ryan Cartwright …
June Squibb …
Retta … Annie
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Director Larry Sher — “The Hangover” films cinematographer
Producer Dana Belcastro
Ali Bell
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Here’s what the distributor says about their film: “Upon learning that their mother has been lying to them for years about their allegedly deceased father, two fraternal twin brothers (Owen Wilson and Ed Helms) hit the road in order to find him.

Helms and Wilson play Peter and Kyle Reynolds whose eccentric mother (Glenn Close) raised them to believe their father had died when they were young. When they discover this to be a lie, they set out to find their real father, learning more about their mother than they probably ever wanted to know.”

  • Vulgar/Crude language: Extreme
  • Profane language: Very Heavy
  • Sex: Very Heavy and grossly vulgar
  • Violence: Moderate

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Secular Movie Critics
…“Father Figures” is really stupid, but not really funny…
Johnny Oleksinski, New York Post
…Distinguished mainly by its overqualified cast and lack of inspiration, “Father Figures” can’t decide whether it’s a gross-out comedy or an uplifting tale of brotherly love. …
Ben Kenigsberg, The New York Times
…A limply spritzing fountain of unconvincing (and unfunny) tricks out of the how-to-write-a-comedy-hit manual. …a buddy road comedy that turns “healing” into tedium…
Owen Gleiberman, Variety
…This almost totally fails as a comedy, with broad, unfunny, dumb jokes (such as Wilson and a young boy urinating on each other), though it’s marginally better during the goopy, heartwarming parts. …
Jeffrey M. Anderson, Common Sense Media
…a comedy disaster… “Father Figures” is offensive, tone deaf borderline hostage situation…
Katie Walsh, Tribune News Service
…not just painfully anti-charming, it is transparently desperate…
Nick Allen,