MovieRob’s Birthday Bash of Favorites 2022 (#20 of 49) – The Father (2020) – Encore Review 3


January is my birthday month, so I decided that I would try and do something quite unique and special for this milestone in my life. I will be turning 48, so I decided to watch 49 (48+1 for good luck) of my all time favorite movies in a random order over the course of this month.  I have reviewed every one of these films already, but I will now give new perspectives on them all. Every one of these films received a 10/10 scoring from me.  Some of these reviews will contain spoilers so if you have never seen them before, I recommend that you read some of my previous reviews of the film that are spoiler free before reading on…

Hope you enjoy!

This is film #20 of the 49.

Let’s continue with… 

“There’s something doesn’t make sense about this. Doesn’t make sense.” – Anthony

Initial Viewing Memories – Heard so many amazing things about the movie and was even more blown away when I finally got to see it largely due to Hopkins’ stunning performance.

Number of Times Seen – 4 times (1 Apr 2021, 16 Apr 2021, 29 Apr 2021 and 12 Jan 2022)

Link to original reviewHere, Here and Here

Brief Synopsis – An elderly man suffering from dementia tries to get a firmer grasp on his reality.

My Take on it – This is a film that gets even more powerful upon further watches because it deals with a subject matter that is so relateable to almost everyone.

The story does a superb job trying to help the viewer get a better understanding of what people suffering from these kind of diseases might be experiencing all the time.

Anthony Hopkins gives one of the best performances of his career with this role and truly makes the audience believe that what we are seeing and what he is experiencing is real.

He completely deserved his 2nd career Oscar for his work here

The movie also received another 5 Oscar nominations, yet only managed to win Best Screenplay which is a shame.

The supporting cast also adds so much to the story especially when they each end up playing multiple roles based on where the character’s mind is at that point.

This was my favorite film from 2020.

Highly Highly Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Sir Anthony Hopkins won the Best Actor Academy Award at age 83 for his role in this film which made him the eldest ever winner of an acting Oscar beating the previous record set by Christopher Plummer who had won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar at the age of 82 for Beginners (2010) just under a decade earlier and had passed away just under three months prior to the 2021 Oscars Ceremony. (From IMDB)

Rating – Oscar Worthy (10/10) (no change from original review)

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