Father Figures

2018-01-05 06:54

What it's about:

Peter and Kyle Reynolds are two 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 to find their real father, learning more about their mother than they probably ever wanted to know.

What critics thought:

A South African press screening for Father Figures was not made available. But here's what international critics thought.

"Father Figures is what happens when you throw a comedy and the laughs forget to show up.” - Adam Graham, Detroit News.

Father Figures is not just painfully anti-charming, it is transparently desperate.” - Nick Allen, RogerEbert.com.

“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; it embraces the worst of both worlds.” - Ben Kenigsberg, New York Times.

“At first [Helms and Wilson] seem incompatible. But their journey through family secrets delivers surprising charm.” - John Hartl, Seattle Times.

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