I just finished watching the movie Fatherhood and I couldn’t do a review on fatherhood on Father’s Day. So here we are. So happy Father’s Day to all of the fathers out there.
This new comedy film is now playing on Netflix. And it is a lovely film that you can watch today to honor all of the wonderful things that you do in the lives of your families.
Fatherhood is a 2021 American comedy-drama film directed by Paul Weitz. This movie is rated PG 13 and It’s an hour and forty-nine minutes.
Fatherhood Cast & Crew
|Kevin Hart – Matt||Paul Weitz – Director|
|Alfre Woodard – Marian||Dana Stevens – Screenwriter|
|Melody Hurd – Maddy||Paul Weitz – Screenwriter|
|Lil Rel Howery – Jordan||Marty Bowen – Producer|
|DeWanda Wise – Lizzie aka Swan||Kevin Hart – Producer|
|Anthony Carrigan – Jordan||Peter Kiernan – Producer|
|Paul Reiser – Paul||Betsy Danbury – Executive Producer|
|Deborah Ayorinde – Liz||Aaron L. Gilbert – Executive Producer|
|Holly G. Frankel – Rose||Jason Cloth – Executive Producer|
|Ellen David – Dr. Jarvis||Tobias Datum – Cinematographer|
Fatherhood Movie Review
Fatherhood 2021 new American comedy-drama film directed by Paul Weitz and written by Paul Weitz and Dana Stevens.
This film based on the 2011 memoir Two Kisses for Maddy: A Memoir of Loss and Love by Matthew Logelin.
The film stars Kevin Hart, Alfre Woodard, Frankie R. Faison, Lil Rel Howery, DeWanda Wise, Anthony Carrigan, Melody Hurd, and Paul Reiser.
A father brings up his baby girl as a single dad after the unexpected death of his wife who died a day after their daughter’s birth.
The story is actually Matt Lowe loglines true story about when his wife died the very day that the baby was born. It is heartbreaking and inspiring at the same time.
This is actually Columbia Pictures very first Netflix movie. So way to go. Way to start off a good trend.
So let me tell you about some of the things that I really liked about the movie. First of all, Kevin Hart used to drive me completely nuts because he always played the same character in every movie and angry, screaming little man.
And sure, he was funny, but I thought that that was all he could do. My respect for him soared immensely when I saw him really act in a movie, the one called The Up Side just a few years ago.
His career has now taken on another life and direction. I am so proud of him for taking on such challenging roles and I’m impressed with how much his acting range has grown.
I am a solid fan now. He gives an excellent performance in this movie and I can’t wait to see what else he can do.
So this movie isn’t really a comedy like you might expect since it stars Kevin Hart, but instead, it’s more of a drama with some comedy where you can really watch Kevin Hart stretch.
That being said, there is some humor in the movie, but really this movie is all about a celebration of watching Kevin Hart become a really great actor.
I also thought that the rest of the cast was solid, including Alfre Woodard who was fantastic and lovely and just has not even aged at all since I last saw her in something.
Lil Rel Howery who plays this oddball best friend who just always puts his foot in his mouth and by opinion and DeWanda Wise who was just lovely. Among the others in the cast,
Melody Hurd is completely adorable as young Maddy. And she is starting to show up in quite a few films, especially on Netflix lately, and does a really great job. She’s got a bright future in acting ahead of her if that’s what she wants.
There are some clichéd moments in the movie, but they’re still very heartfelt. There are a lot of touching moments. If you don’t mind some of the manipulative cheesy ones, you’ll probably shed a tear or two.
Now, there were some things that I thought could have been done better. For example, the film doesn’t really dive very deep into all of the nuances of fatherhood, but it absolutely shows it shows the essence of what it means to be a man who takes his role of fatherhood as seriously as he should.
In this age of cancer culture, even the name father is being threatened with legislation emerging in some places to rob that respectful title from men, which I think is ridiculous.
The truth is that mothers and fathers parent differently and each fills a very important role in the lives of our children. I’m so grateful for my father, who taught me very different things from my mother.
Now, I have a lot of friends who are single parents and who have done a beautiful job of raising incredible children, and I’m just in awe of their ability to play the roles of father and mother.
And so I love that this movie actually illustrated how difficult and challenging it is to be a single parent. I thought it was strange that none of the grandparents offered to move near the single father to help him raise his little girl.
The script doesn’t really give us any reasons why the grandparents who seemed to be retired weren’t able to move closer to him. I don’t want to judge.
But if I were in that situation, I would move Earth to be able to be next to my son to help him, because it’s such an incredible challenge to be a single parent.
But instead, in this movie, they pressure him to give up his good-paying job and his friends and his community to move over where they are.
So anyway, again, I just thought that that was odd and I thought it was touching to see the different relationships that he had with his mother and his mother-in-law.
Surprisingly, some of the humor doesn’t land in the movie. And what’s interesting is the trailer makes you think it’s going to be a comedy and it’s really not. It’s very much a drama. As I mentioned.
The success of this movie really rests on Kevin Hart’s shoulders. And again, I think he just knocked it out of the park.
This movie is not for kids because of the unmarried relationships that are implied and you see an unmarried couple in bed. There is some light profanity.
Some themes that are illustrated well in the movie are responsibility, parenting, fatherhood, of course, love, self-sacrifice, and putting others first, especially when it comes to children. Supporting others, believing in others community support, and family in all of its shapes and sizes.
So I am going to give the Fatherhood 2021 movie a B.
I hope you have a wonderful Father’s Day. I hope you enjoy this movie if you see it. And again. Thank you to all the dads out there who do so much to make our lives better. Have a wonderful Father’s Day.
Guys thank you so much as always for reading the review of the Fatherhood 2021 movie. See you next time.
Check out the trailer of the new Comedy, Drama movie Fatherhood 2021.