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Old 09-29-17, 01:15 PM
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Father Figures (2017) S: Owen Wilson, Ed Helms, Glenn Close





Owen Wilson (“The Grand Budapest Hotel,” “Zoolander 2”) and Ed Helms (“The Hangover” films, “We’re the Millers”) star in the Alcon Entertainment comedy “Father Figures,” marking the directorial debut of veteran cinematographer Lawrence Sher (“The Hangover” films).

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.

The film also stars J.K. Simmons (“Whiplash”), comedian Katt Williams, NFL Hall of Fame quarterback-turned-actor Terry Bradshaw, Ving Rhames (the “Mission Impossible” films), Harry Shearer (“The Simpsons”), and Oscar nominee June Squibb (“Nebraska”), with Oscar winner Christopher Walken (“The Deer Hunter”), and Oscar nominee Glenn Close (“Albert Nobbs,” “Guardians of the Galaxy”) as the twins’ mother.

Sher directed from a screenplay by Justin Malen (“Office Christmas Party”). The film was produced by Academy Award nominee Ivan Reitman (“Up in the Air”), Ali Bell (“Draft Day”), and Academy Award nominees Broderick Johnson and Andrew A. Kosove (“The Blindside”). Serving as executive producers were Tom Pollock, Scott Parish, Chris Cowles, Chris Fenton, and Timothy M. Bourne.

Sher’s behind-the-scenes team included director of photography John Lindley (“St. Vincent”), production designer Stephen H. Carter (art director, “Birdman”), editor Dana E. Glauberman (“Draft Day”), and two-time Oscar nominated costume designer Julie Weiss (“Frida,” “Twelve Monkeys”). The music was composed by Rob Simonsen (“Foxcatcher”).

“Father Figures” will open in theaters on December 22, 2017.
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It's going to be a critical failure and a box office bomb.
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This is out today.

9% currently on RT: https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/father_figures_2017
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Dumb but inoffensive and did manage a few chuckles, though mainly for Ed Helms and Owen Wilson, both of whom I generally like even when they basically play the same kind of characters from other projects. 2.75/5
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4 posts? I am curious about the movie. I almost Redboxed it today. Maybe not.
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Can Owen Wilson do anything besides these type of comedies?
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Originally Posted by JeffTheAlpaca View Post
Can Owen Wilson do anything besides these type of comedies?
He was fantastic in the superb movie Wonder.
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Originally Posted by JeffTheAlpaca View Post
Can Owen Wilson do anything besides these type of comedies?
Have you never seen a Wes Anderson movie?
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Have you never seen a Wes Anderson movie?
Or Midnight in Paris?
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Finally got bored enough to watch this. Not as terrible as critics made it out to be, but that was a crazy unnecessary turn into full blown drama.

Ali Wong in a threesome should have been reenacted, tho I assume she'd be pregnant.
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