Fathers’ Day (1997)


“For years I’ve thought about killing myself. It’s the only thing that kept me going.” – Dale Putley

Number of Times Seen – 1 (3 May 2020)

Brief Synopsis – Two men are approached by a former girlfriend in order to help find her missing son who potentially could have been fathered by either of them.

My Take on it – This is a movie that I’ve had an interest in seeing for decades but since I never heard many good things about it, always managed to avoid it.

Apparently my intuition was right, because this is a really boring and silly movie that makes no sense what so ever.

The fact that it stars Billy Crystal and Robin Williams is its only draw.

Unfortunately, even these two very talented comedic actors can’t seem to help elevate this really horrendous plot to something watchable.

The plot itself is quite predictable and that also drags things down even more.

Despite that, it’s fun watching these two comedic geniuses working together even if the script and dialogue leave one wanting so much more.

The fact that they probably ad libbed many of their lines helps things a bit but there is no real way to get around the fact that this is truly a terrible and pointless film that doesn’t work at all.

Bottom Line – Really boring and silly film that had so much potential.  The idea to get Crystal and Williams together for a film was a great idea yet the fact that this is such a horrendous plot doesn’t help make it any more interesting to watch.  The plot is quite predictable but it’s still slightly fun watching these two geniuses work even if the dialogue and script are extremely lacking.  The fact that they both probably ad-libbed some of their lines definitely helps a bit even if this is a complete stinker any way you look at it.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – The concert was filmed at a park in Los Angeles. The scene took three days to film, and involved playing the same song over and over for all three days. To show the energy of the crowd, the extras had to cheer and “rock” to the music. On the first day everyone was up, yelling, jumping and punching their fists in the air, but by day three, most were too tired to even lift their arms, and many just remained seated. (From IMDB)

Rating – Razzie Worthy (3/10)

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