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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Father’s Day

Ok, so this movie is a week late so sue me. In fact you can get Jack Lawrence (Billy Crystal) to file the lawsuit. He is but on of the potential fathers in this comedy. This film should have been called “Who’s your daddy?” for that is the plot for this 1997 comedy. Collette Andrews cons two men into finding he strayed son. They both had relations with her in the past and therefore righteously believe to be Scott’s dad. That is the premise of this 1997 comedy. It is simple and short as is this one hour and thirty-nine minutes film. Ok, enough plot points. Here is what I think of this film. It was funny in parts but not hilarious. I never really laughed out loud once. I did however chuckle a few times. They say that laughing on the inside is what counts. If that is true than this film gets good merits. However it is not true so no real props for comedy. The best thing this film has going for it is the casting. Robin Williams and Billy Crystal are perfectly cast in this film and play the roles the play so well. They both gel well together and make perfect opposites in this whimsical comedy. The pacing of this film is perfect. This movie is just fun to watch. It is well directed and perfectly written. Father’s Day may not be a family film but it is about family. At least it is about what people will do for their family members, or people they believe to be their family members. I am not sure weather or not I will recommend this film to any friends or co- workers. It was a decent film but not an amazing one. It had a great ending though and that gives it major props in my book. Grade B-

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Hi Matthew,

Thank you for the time and effort you put into this piece, especially on a Saturday morning. I can tell you definitely took good notes of everything that was going on during the event!

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Ten Most pathetic movie stars that still have careers.

(In A - B -C Order)

1. Hayden Christensen

2. Tom Crusie

3. Kevin Costner

4. Keeanu Reeves

5. Denise Richards

6. Adam Sandler

7. Arnold Schwarzenegger

8. William Shatner

9. Sylvester Stalloan

10. John Claude Van dahm