The Father

The Father

DVD - 2021
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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.
Publisher: [Culver City, California] : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2021]
Edition: DVD
Branch Call Number: DRAMA FATHER
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (97 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
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Jun 18, 2021

Sad but well made film. The production techniques were innovative and clever. Tough watch but quite worthwhile.

LPL_AngelaL Jun 15, 2021

I loved how this movie put you in the shoes of the main character suffering with the Alzheimer's, instead of the family and friends point of viewpoint. Peoples faces, stories, and the settings are changed frequently so you are equally confused with what is going on, making you feel equally befuddled. A touching portrait.

Jun 13, 2021

A sadly accurate depiction of the nature of dementia for the sufferer, family, and caretakers. Pay close attention as there are very subtle clues to reality. Anthony Hopkins and Olivia Colman are superb!! Kristi & Abby Tabby

Jun 09, 2021

An unexpected gem! What sets this movie apart from other dementia films is how the viewer gets to experience the shifts in memory and reality taking place on the screen. As characters shift I wondered what's going on - similar to the experience of Hopkins the main character's struggle to manage with the plot of things.

Jun 04, 2021

Not just about the father with dementia but the people who love him and those who care for him. The script is cleverly written and the story is engaging and at times comical. Wonder no more why Anthony Hopkins has won the Best Actor Oscar over Chadwick Boseman. The final sequence is one of those rare codas that freeze the audience in their seats like the 1975 One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest (or Citizen Kane, Schindler's List...).

Similar films on alzheimer or dementia aflictions: Still Alice, Iris, The Leisure Seekers, 45 Years, Nebraska, Remember ...

Jun 04, 2021

As an elderly man riddled with dementia who desperately tries to make sense of his surroundings and the people in his life, Anthony Hopkins delivers one of the greatest performances of his career. Florian Zeller's directorial debut is among the most emotionally harrowing films I've ever seen: painful and lacerating, yet infused with so much humanity and compassion that it never becomes oppressive. It's a tour de force for both Hopkins and Zeller who uses the camera to navigate time, space and memory in ways that quietly take your breath away. "The Favourite" Oscar winner Olivia Colman is extraordinarily touching as Hopkins' daughter/primary caregiver.

May 31, 2021

It was a little TOO REAL. Dementia is not entertainment . . .
Been there - Done that too many times, I prefer "Where's Papa?"


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Jun 05, 2021

IMDb has posted the best ones already, thanks to its contributors:

The best one:
Anthony: I want my mommy.

IMHO, the quote is even more powerful and devastating in full:
My mommy.
I want my mommy.
I want my mommy. I wanna get out of here.


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