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The Father (2020, D: Zeller) S: Anthony Hopkins, Olivia Colman





Directed by:
Florian Zeller

Screenplay by:
Christopher Hampton and Florian Zeller

Based on the play “The Father” by Florian Zeller

Starring:
Anthony Hopkins, Olivia Colman, Mark Gatiss, Rufus Sewell, Imogen Poots, Olivia Williams

Synopsis:
Anthony is 80, mischievous, living defiantly alone and rejecting the carers that his daughter, Anne, encouragingly introduces. Yet help is also becoming a necessity for Anne; she can’t make daily visits anymore and Anthony's grip on reality is unravelling. As we experience the ebb and flow of his memory, how much of his own identity and past can Anthony cling to? How does Anne cope as she grieves the loss of her father, while he still lives and breathes before her? THE FATHER warmly embraces real life, through loving reflection upon the vibrant human condition; heart-breaking and uncompromisingly poignant – a movie that nestles in the truth of our own lives.

Opens February 26, 2021
(Qualifying Run in December)
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Old 03-17-21, 02:06 PM
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Re: The Father (2020, D: Zeller) S: Anthony Hopkins, Olivia Colman

FYI... since Oscar noms are out...
The Father, starring Anthony Hopkins and Olivia Colman, remains set to bow February 26 in theaters in New York and L.A. The pic will expand wide on March 12 and then be available for $19.99 on PVOD starting March 26.
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Re: The Father (2020, D: Zeller) S: Anthony Hopkins, Olivia Colman

No streaming site or Directv carries it.

Hope the Blu-ray comes out in April or May.
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Re: The Father (2020, D: Zeller) S: Anthony Hopkins, Olivia Colman

Because it’s not March 26th yet.
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Re: The Father (2020, D: Zeller) S: Anthony Hopkins, Olivia Colman

I saw this today. Man is it depressing. It is more like an experience than just a film. Exceptional stuff.

Hopkins is amazing. I'm usually cynical about late in their career nominations because it feels like just "body of work" recognition, but between The Two Popes and this he is still killing it.

Olivia Colman was great too.
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Re: The Father (2020, D: Zeller) S: Anthony Hopkins, Olivia Colman

It was hard for me to sit through. While I can't fault the performances, some of it mirrored real life experiences that I've had that I really didn't care to revisit.
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Re: The Father (2020, D: Zeller) S: Anthony Hopkins, Olivia Colman

Yea... I would warn anyone who has experienced a family member or friend going through dementia, this will be extremely rough.
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Watched this tonight and thought it was brilliant. Yes, the subject matter is not easy to sit through. But what a master class of acting all around. After finally seeing "Sound of Metal" last week, I thought Riz Ahmed blew the competition away. But Hopkins deserves the Oscar. However, we all know who is going to win. And I have very mixed feelings about that. That was not the best performance of the year. "The Father" reminded me a lot of "The Wife" in many ways. Another great film IMO. I give this my highest rating, 10/10.
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Re: The Father (2020, D: Zeller) S: Anthony Hopkins, Olivia Colman

Directv has it for $19.99. I can wait.
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Re: The Father (2020, D: Zeller) S: Anthony Hopkins, Olivia Colman

Yeah, saw that it's available on demand for that price. No thanks. I can pay that much and get it on Blu-ray, which I will do.
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Re: The Father (2020, D: Zeller) S: Anthony Hopkins, Olivia Colman

Any other year, Hopkins wins hands down. Clearly Boseman favorite on a couple levels, but without him, Hopkins. Absolutely brilliant!!
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Re: The Father (2020, D: Zeller) S: Anthony Hopkins, Olivia Colman

Anthony Hopkins is everything but a newcomer and he gave many memorable performances during his long career. His most iconic being Silence of the Lambs, my favorite performance of his was The Remains of the Day, but I'm really considering if his performance in The Father is even better. It's a shame he won't win the Oscar this year. Don't get me wrong Chadwick Boseman gave a strong performance, too, but out of this year's nominees I rank him in third place behind Hopkins and Ahmed.
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Re: The Father (2020, D: Zeller) S: Anthony Hopkins, Olivia Colman

Originally Posted by Runaway
Anthony Hopkins is everything but a newcomer and he gave many memorable performances during his long career. His most iconic being Silence of the Lambs, my favorite performance of his was The Remains of the Day, but I'm really considering if his performance in The Father is even better. It's a shame he won't win the Oscar this year. Don't get me wrong Chadwick Boseman gave a strong performance, too, but out of this year's nominees I rank him in third place behind Hopkins and Ahmed.
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Seems like it, I'm very happy the Academy didn't go for the posthumus Oscar. Anthony Hopkins is a deserving winner.
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Re: The Father (2020, D: Zeller) S: Anthony Hopkins, Olivia Colman

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Any other year, Hopkins wins hands down. Clearly Boseman favorite on a couple levels, but without him, Hopkins. Absolutely brilliant!!
well, guess I wasn’t too far off. Deserved win for Hopkins. His performance in The Father was nothing less then brilliant.
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Re: The Father (2020, D: Zeller) S: Anthony Hopkins, Olivia Colman

It comes out on Blu-ray on 5/18/2021




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It was more of a experience than a movie as mentioned before and though it was not bad I returned the blu-ray I got from Amazon and maybe might see it again but not more than that.
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Re: The Father (2020, D: Zeller) S: Anthony Hopkins, Olivia Colman

so, was the entire movie
Spoiler:
until end just made up in Hopkin's mind?



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Re: The Father (2020, D: Zeller) S: Anthony Hopkins, Olivia Colman

Originally Posted by OldBoy
so, was the entire movie
Spoiler:
until end just made up in Hopkin's mind?




No, it's not a mindfuck movie like The Sixth Sense. It's a movie about dementia and the audience is supposed to be as confused as Anthony.
Spoiler:
The ending is just a flashforward or anything before that flashbacks.



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