Film Preview: The Father (2020)

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(September 20, 2020) Original
(February 21, 2021) New Release Date (Changed from 12/18/20)

Release Date:

February 26, 2021

Synopsis:

From IMDb: “A man refuses all assistance from his daughter as he ages. As he tries to make sense of his changing circumstances, he begins to doubt his loved ones, his own mind and even the fabric of his reality.”

Poster Rating: C- / C

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Review: (#1) A thoroughly unimpressive design that is both drab and simplistic. (#2) There’s a little more color here with a somewhat more naturalistic look, though the quotes seem a bit too much for the whole.

Trailer Rating: B

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Review: The attempts to evoke Alzheimer’s Disease are poorly handled and although it features two great actors playing off one another, those interactions don’t seem compelling or engaging. Some elements of the trailer make it almost worth checking out.

Oscar Prospects:

Anthony Hopkins and Olivia Colman seem poised for repeat nominations. Colman winning seems unlikely, but Hopkins hasn’t won in almost 30 years (he won in 1991 for The Silence of the Lambs), so some may think he deserves additional recognition. Competition will determine his chances and the film’s hopes in other categories are unknown at this time.

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