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Blu-ray Review: Father Figures

April 3, 2018

By John Corrado

★★½ (out of 4)

Peter (Ed Helms) and Kyle (Owen Wilson) are twin brothers who grew up without a father.  When they discover on the day their mother (Glenn Close) is getting remarried that their father didn’t really die from cancer when they were babies like they were told, and that he might still be out there, they decide to head out on a road trip to find their real dad.

As it turns out, their mother got around quite a bit back in the day, and their fatherly prospects range from football legend Terry Bradshaw (playing himself), to a hardened criminal (J.K. Simmons).  There are a lot of twists and turns along the way, and the bulk of Father Figures focuses on the two brothers working through their long held rivalries, and learning to make amends.

This is the the sort of film that delivers pretty much exactly what you expect it to, and I mean that in a good way.  Owen Wilson and Ed Helms have easy chemistry together, and they both deliver likeable performances, with the film giving them plenty of chances to bounce off each other and the other talented members of the cast.  If you’re in the mood for a light and mildly entertaining comedy that delivers a few laughs along with some heart, then Father Figures is a thoroughly enjoyable film that gets the job done.

The Blu-ray also includes some deleted scenes and a gag reel.

Father Figures is a Warner Bros. Home Entertainment release.  It’s 113 inures and rated 14A.

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