Fatherhood

A widowed new dad copes with doubts, fears, heartache and dirty diapers as he sets out to raise his daughter on his own. Inspired by a true story.
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Credits: TheMovieDb.

Film Cast:

  • Matt: Kevin Hart
  • Maddy: Melody Hurd
  • Marian: Alfre Woodard
  • Lizzie aka Swan: DeWanda Wise
  • Jordan: Lil Rel Howery
  • Jordan: Anthony Carrigan
  • Liz: Deborah Ayorinde
  • Anna: Thedra Porter
  • Mike: Frankie Faison
  • Paul: Paul Reiser
  • Frank: Julian Casey
  • Ms. Burns: Teneisha Collins
  • Rose: Holly Gauthier-Frankel
  • Brenda: Rachel Mutombo
  • Summer: Julie Trépanier
  • Dr. Jarvis: Ellen David
  • Denise: Mylène Dinh-Robic
  • Maya: Daniela Sandiford
  • Day Care Teacher: Christine Lan
  • Day Care Lady: Letitia Brookes
  • Other Boy #1: Ryan S. Hill
  • Other Boy #2: John Iziomon
  • Other Girl: Ines Feghouli Bozon
  • Matt’s Father: Rodney Alexandre
  • Husband: Christopher Hayes
  • Code Blue Medic: Fred Nguyen Khan
  • Sympathizer #1: Bineyam Girma
  • Sympathizer #2: Arthur Holden
  • Javier (UPS Guy): Marco Ledezma
  • Co-Worker: Stephanie Costa
  • Bar Woman: Gerlie Lizaso
  • CPR Instructor: Luis Oliva
  • Shopping Woman: Leisa Reid
  • Cousin Busybody: Linda Joyce Nourse
  • Nurse: Elizabeth Neale
  • Nurse: Puja Uppal
  • Nurse: Kate MacLellan
  • Young Mother: Ashlee Olivia
  • Mother: Anastasia Sanidopoulos Mousis
  • Bar Woman #2: Annie Yao
  • Game Booth Carney: Christopher Tyson
  • Park Goer: Kimberly Howe
  • Extra: Claudio S. Capri
  • Barista: Hannah Dorozio
  • College Kid’s Father on Phone: Turhan Troy Caylak
  • Code Blue Doctor: Matthew Kabwe
  • Private school student: Raynnie Platz
  • Park Girl (uncredited): Bailey Thain
  • Businesswoman – Pedestrian (uncredited): Elaine Victoria Grey
  • Matt’s family member (uncredited): Jay Chevery
  • CPR Mom (uncredited): Kerrin Cochrane
  • Funeral Visitor (uncredited): Claude Huard
  • Park Goer (uncredited): Adrian M. Mompoint
  • Traveller (uncredited): Jozsef Ragalyi
  • Little Boy in Park (uncredited): Gavin Wood
  • Docteur: Anthony Kavanagh
  • Darren the Bully: Achilles Montes-Vamvas

Film Crew:

  • Original Music Composer: Rupert Gregson-Williams
  • Director: Paul Weitz
  • Production Design: Sarah Knowles
  • Screenstory: Dana Stevens
  • Producer: Marty Bowen
  • Producer: Kevin Hart
  • Executive Producer: Betsy Danbury
  • Director of Photography: Tobias Datum
  • Producer: Peter Kiernan
  • Producer: David Beaubaire
  • Book: Matt Logelin

Movie Reviews:

  • helmi.bamadhaf: The theme of the movie is pulling the family feeling out of you. The acting of kevin is nice as always, but there is few details the director miss to include. Kevin hair style always goood!! **where is the busy father raising his daughter**. Few moments of his wife is not enough i never felt attached to his wife dead rather then what will happen with his relationship about arguments and struggling.. overall is nice to watch, it can be boring few minutes.
  • MSB: There are many films about parenthood, but Fatherhood caught my attention due to the main actor and the director. Kevin Hart (Jumanji: The Next Level) is one of the most recognizable, famous faces in comedy, so seeing him bring it down to portray a more grounded character dealing with an emotionally devastating moment in life is captivating, to say the least. In addition to this, Paul Weitz, one of the directors of American Pie, is directing this Netflix flick. How can someone not feel remotely interested in watching the final result?

    Fatherhood may go through the usual plot developments and character building of the genre, but Hart offers a brilliant performance as the compelling protagonist who will grab every viewer’s attention. The actor proves yet again that he isn’t a one-trick pony, seamlessly incorporating the complex feelings of his character. From losing the woman he loves to raising a child on his own, the accumulated emotions keep the movie worth investing in. Alfre Woodard (The Lion King) is terrific as always, but Lil Rel Howery (Judas and the Black Messiah) isn’t really able to overcome the script issues when it comes to the comedic bits.

    The jokes themselves are acceptable, but they’re often inserted at the wrong moment. There are many scenes where a joke could have helped lighten the heavy, depressing atmosphere, but they’re saved for dialogues that don’t require them. Howery is usually hilarious, but in this film, his character genuinely feels a bit irritating. Despite the overlong stay, it’s a movie I can see helping a lot of parents in similar situations while being entertaining and enlightening at the same time for other viewers.

    Rating: B-

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