To teach a lesson, the dad reasons. The Ebert Club is our hand-picked selection of content for Ebert fans. On September 15, 2017, the film was renamed from Bastards to Father Figures. After being called down, Helen arrives and reveals that she is not their biological mother. As Bradshaw recounts stories with former teammate Rod Hamilton , the brothers realize that Bradshaw had been in Australia at the time of their conception, and thus isn't their father. Archived from on December 13, 2015. Tell us in the comments below! Despite having no personality of its own, this movie just yearns to be recognized at all.
Drug and Alcohol Use: - Alcohol use. . The usage of the content and images on this website is intended to promote the works and no endorsement of the artist shall be implied. They meet with much disillusionment as they track down the various possibilities amongst mom's former boyfriends. They're shocked to discover that their mother lied about his death because she never knew who the biological father was. On October 22, 2015, Zachary Haven also joined the cast. Cast and Crew Father Figures is directed by Lawrence Sher and stars Owen Wilson, Ed Helms, Glenn Close.
She died during childbirth, and Helen chose to adopt Kyle and Peter instead of having them separated by adoption. He invites them inside, but expresses his dissatisfaction at having children. Along the way, they pick up a hitchhiker , who provides advice as they travel. The brothers are happy to have learned their history. One of the running gags in Father Figures is that their mother, Helen Baxter Close , was rather promiscuous, as we find out through Bradshaw and one of his old teammates Rhames. Cinematographer was attached to make his directorial debut, and , , and Ali Bell produced the film through Montecito. On September 11, 2015, joined the cast, on September 17, 2015, was in final negotiations to join the film, and on October 7, 2015, was also in final talks to sign on.
Bradshaw is excited to have them as sons. It was later moved again to December 22, 2017. Sexual Content: - Sexual references,language and innuendo. Why is Father Figures rated R? The script explores the curiosity two brothers have to find their dad when the pair discovers their mother Glenn Close has no idea who is their real father. Unauthorized use is prohibited and punishable by law. Please Note: We have not viewed this movie.
After accidentally parking on railroad tracks, Peter and the hitchhiker narrowly escape getting hit by a train, while Kyle is stuck in the car and presumably killed. Quikpay and other exciting stuffs! The final result, with at least two considerably-sized sequences hinted at in the trailers but not in the theatrical cut involving a dance and Owen Wilson being chased by field hockey players , is defeated by its dull objective to feel as crowd-pleasing as possible. Privacy Note By using www. Brothers Kyle and Peter Reynolds were raised to believe that their dad died when they were young. Disgusted, Peter runs out of the wake. 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. As the brothers argue with the owners of the Ferrari, Hunt flees only to feel remorse for abandoning his sons.
There are far better actors to rely on to carry the first leg of Father Figures. For the most part, the viewer will most likely be watching the film with a straight face. Particularly for a road trip comedy, there should be enough conflict to keep the viewer engaged. He is divorced and facing a mid-life crisis because his teenage son, Ethan, hates him. Arriving at what they assumed was Hunt's office, they find a boarded-up house. Initially devastated, Peter is surprised to see Kyle walk away from the car, only to be punched by Kyle for abandoning him. Unable to find Sparkly P, the brothers start driving for home.
On August 18, 2015, signed on to play Rod Hamilton, a friend and ex-teammate of football player Bradshaw. Retrieved 2 January 2017 — via YouTube. A Great Concept, Poor Execution Father Figures is a great idea for a story that could really work with the right execution. A year later, Kyle, Peter, and Helen are on vacation in Maui. She had been working at a shelter when a woman came in and gave birth. Setting out on an epic quest to find him, the two siblings soon learn more about their mom's past than they ever wanted to know. In Father Figures, the two admirably commit to the script, despite it being, at times, decidedly daft.
On July 15, 2015, and were cast to play the brothers, while and were also set to produce the film, through Alcon. Walter Tinkler, a veterinarian and one of the potential fathers of Kyle and Peter. The movie is staunchly disinterested in the visual potential of comedy, with many of its scenes involving these previously funny actors hanging out and talking in circles, like a bad movie that also wants to joke about cat testicles. Simmons, Harry Shearer, Ving Rhames, June Squibb, Christopher Walken, Retta, Terry Bradshaw, and Katt Williams would have such a critical and box office flop? The title was changed because television advertisers would not play ads for the film with in the title, as well as so that posters could be displayed in movie theaters. The moments where the two are just talking are when the film is at its most fluid, as they are naturalistic, particularly Helms, who spent seven years on the improvisational show The Office.