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Fathers & Daughters (2015)

R | | Drama | 8 July 2016 (USA)
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A Pulitzer-winning writer grapples with being a widower and father after a mental breakdown, while, 27 years later, his grown daughter struggles to forge connections of her own.

Director:

Gabriele Muccino

Writer:

Brad Desch

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Russell Crowe ... Jake Davis
Amanda Seyfried ... Katie Davis
Aaron Paul ... Cameron
Diane Kruger ... Elizabeth
Quvenzhané Wallis ... Lucy
Bruce Greenwood ... William
Janet McTeer ... Carolyn
Kylie Rogers ... Young Katie
Jane Fonda ... Teddy Stanton
Octavia Spencer ... Dr. Corman
Jenny Vos Jenny Vos ... Tricia
Brendan Griffin ... Evan
Ryan Eggold ... John
Chris Douglass ... Brian
Jake Scheib Jake Scheib ... Andrew
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A Pulitzer-winning writer grapples with being a widower and father after a mental breakdown, while, 27 years later, his grown daughter struggles to forge connections of her own.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

He wrote to her, about her, and for her. See more »

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some sexual content/references | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Italy | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 July 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lo mejor de mi vida See more »

Filming Locations:

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$22,400,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,587,709
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Diane Kruger previously worked on Anything for Her (2008). The american remake, The Next Three Days (2010), starred Russell Crowe, her co-star in this film. See more »

Goofs

After Katie goes on her run with Cameron, there is an aerial view of Manhattan including the Twin Towers. Her mother died around 1989-1990 per the first scene, and we are now supposed to be seeing her 27 years later, which is well after the towers were no longer standing. See more »

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(They Long To Be) Close To You
Written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David
performed by Richard Clayderman (vocals by Michael Bolton)
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When they had each other...
24 April 2016 | by Reno-RanganSee all my reviews

I anticipated an emotional tale from the director who is quite famous for it, and yes, it was, but not as I was looking for, yet I still liked it for portraying a beautiful father-daughter relationship. It was not like all about the happy scenarios, but it began with a tragedy and then moved to narrate a father who struggles to provide a better life for her daughter when his health was getting worse every day. In another layer, the story focused on the grown up daughter who struggles as well, but to get close to the people which affected since her childhood days with her father.

Russell Crowe played an energetic father like he was in his 30s, especially when he shows the affections to his daughter. The little girl who played the daughter role as well so fantastic. The disappointment was as usual Amanda Seyfried like any of her movies. I like her as a human being, no offense but not as an actress. Apart from her portions, it is not a bad movie.

It was about one father and one daughter, but the title was plural. You should see the movie that has a simple explanation for it. The girl and her father's story should have been the entire movie. With some catchy moments between them would have made it an awesome product. As expected the end was emotional, and another layer's end was terrible which was obviously Seyfried's. I wanted to like it, but I can't. This movie would bring a mixed response that you can't decide whether you liked it or not, but mostly you might respond positively.

7/10


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