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Father Figures (2017)

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Upon learning that their mother has been lying to them for years about their allegedly deceased father, two fraternal twin brothers hit the road in order to find him.

Director:

Lawrence Sher

Writer:

Justin Malen
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Jon Mello Robert Jon Mello ... Mr. Jensen
Ed Helms ... Peter Reynolds
Retta ... Annie
Zachary Haven ... Ethan
Mary Grill ... Katherine
Glenn Close ... Helen
Ann McKenzie ... Sheila
Owen Wilson ... Kyle Reynolds
Jessica Gomes ... Kaylani
Harry Shearer ... Gene
Sarah Skeist ... Pretty Flight Attendant
Jo Helton ... Elderly Woman (as Jo Wintker)
Terry Bradshaw ... Terry Bradshaw
Debra Stipe ... Karen Bradshaw
Ving Rhames ... Rod Hamilton
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Storyline

Kyle and Peter Reynolds are fraternal twins who were raised by their mother, Helen, as their father died before they were born. Kyle is dating his pregnant girlfriend, Kaylani, and is wealthy from royalties for his image on BBQ sauce labels. Peter is a divorced with a teenage son who resents him. Shortly after Helen's wedding, Peter recognizes an actor on Law and Order: SVU from photos of his supposed father, and confronts Helen. Helen explains that she had been promiscuous at the time of their conception, and did not want their father involved. When they keep pressing, Helen reveals that their father is Terry Bradshaw. The brothers fly to Florida to meet Bradshaw, who they encounter at a signing event. Bradshaw is excited to have them as sons. 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..

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Are you our daddy? See more »


Certificate:

12 | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 January 2018 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Bastards See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,287,451, 24 December 2017, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$17,501,244, 15 February 2018

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$21,800,003, 25 January 2018
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Originally titled "Bastards", but changed to "Father Figures" in September 2017, just three months before release. See more »

Goofs

Terry Bradshaw not gave up he's starting job to Joe Gilliam. Bradshaw temporarily lost the starting job to Joe Gilliam in 1974, but he took over again during the regular season. See more »

Quotes

Kyle Reynolds: Wow.
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Connections

Featured in Conan: Owen Wilson/Flula Borg/Noah Gardenswartz (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Ways to Go
Written by Christian Zucconi, Hannah Hooper, Andrew Wessen, Sean Gadd and Ryan Rabin
Performed by Grouplove
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Ignore the bad reviews. Give it a try, you'll be glad you did.
24 February 2018 | by TheWalkingDoodSee all my reviews

Ignore the bad reviews. Saw this today with my (picky) son and we both liked it. OK It's not gonna win any super awards, but It's funny and quirky and it stands on its own.

I've never been a massive Owen Wilson fan, but here he shows his big brother side and is actually pretty good. Yes ok It's the typical Wilson role, but he brings a little extra to his character that he doesn't usually emote in most of his movies. Ed Helms nails it and is as funny as always. I don't understand the hate surrounding Ed, he's a really funny guy and a talented actor. They both play off each other brilliantly in this movie and I would pay to see more of their comedy pairing. Add in the brilliant Glenn Close, the awesome Christopher Walken, the kickass Ving Rhames and other great cameos and you've got yourself a decent comedy that's worth the £8 at the cinema.

Give it a chance, I reckon you might enjoy it.

And as always, NEVER go and watch a movie with any expectations. That way you will enjoy it more :)


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