Father Figures (15)



Comedy (2017)
113mins US

Starring: Glenn Close, Owen Wilson, Ed Helms, JK Simmons
Director: Lawrence Sher
Writer(s): Justin Malen
Listings: London | Rest of UK and Ireland

When they were boys, fraternal twins Kyle and Peter Reynolds were told the sad news about their father's death. Ever since, the brothers have forged a close bond to their eccentric mother, Helen. Now grown up, Kyle and Peter are shocked to learn their father didn't die after all. To compound the brothers' distress, Helen isn't sure who the lucky man is because she was so generous with her affections during the 1970s. Kyle and Peter embark on a madcap road trip to meet their mother's old flames.

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Father Figures (15)

When they were boys, fraternal twins Kyle (Alexander G Eckert) and Peter Reynolds (Ivan Mallon) were told the sad news about their father's death. Ever since, the brothers have forged a close bond to their eccentric mother, Helen (Glenn Close). Now grown up, Kyle (Owen Wilson) is a male model with million of dollars in the bank while Peter (Ed Helms) is divorced, embittered and struggling to make ends meet as a proctologist. Peter is also at his wit's end trying to connect emotionally to his truculent teenage son, Ethan (Zachary Haven)...

Father Figures. Copyright: 2015 Alcon Entertainment, LLC. Caption: Owen Wilson as Kyle Reynolds and Ed Helms as Peter Reynolds in Father Figures. Photo: Daniel McFadden. All Rights Reserved.Out of the blue, Kyle and Peter learn that their father didn't die. To compound the brothers' distress, Helen isn't sure who the lucky man is because she was so generous with her affections during the 1970s. Determined to find their biological parent, Kyle and Peter embark on a madcap road trip to meet their mother's old flames including retired football player Terry Bradshaw (playing himself), veterinarian Dr Walter Tinkler (Christopher Walken) and reclusive ex-con Roland Hunt (JK Simmons). En route, the brothers meet an enigmatic hitchhiker (Katt Williams) and reevaluate their own strained relationship.

Father Figures won't screen to critics ahead of release.

- Sam Cannon

Father Figures. Copyright: 2015 Alcon Entertainment, LLC. Caption: Owen Wilson as Kyle Reynolds and Ed Helms as Peter Reynolds in Father Figures. Photo: Daniel McFadden. All Rights Reserved.


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