Father Figures


2018 (UK), Comedy, 2h 5m

Starring: Owen Wilson, Ed Helms, Glenn Close, Terry Bradshaw, J. K. Simmons, Ving Rhames & Christopher Walken

Wilson and Helms are Kyle and Peter Reynolds, brothers whose eccentric mother raised them to believe their father had died when they were young. When they discover this to be a lie, they set out together to find their real father, and end up learning more about their mother than they probably ever wanted to know. 

This almost totally fails as a comedy, with broad, unfunny, dumb jokes (Wilson and a young boy peeing on each other… how is that funny?), though there is the odd heartwarming part – but even most of those are too goopy.

How the hell did a film like this bag the likes of Close, Simmons, Bradshaw and Walken? They are all above this kind of rubbish.

Limp jokes, bad chemistry and the least believable onscreen brothers ever make for a very lacklustre viewing experience.

This is probably not the worst, but the most tacky movie I have seen in a long time. Can Owen Wilson just stop please?


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