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Father’s Day is this Sunday, so I thought it would be appropriate to talk about some fathers in movie history that stand out above the rest. I’m not a father, but as a son I can tell you that a man’s relationship with his father is one of the most important relationships in his life. It might be that reason alone that the bond between father and son is put on the big screen so often, it’s relatable and universal.
So grab a cold one with your dad this weekend, maybe even pull out one of these movies and make a memorable moment you will never forget. Use the comments below to talk about your favorite movie dads, enjoy!
It’s Father’s Day and just as I did before with Mother’s Day post, I would like to do the same here and give tribute to one of the great movie Dad’s of our time. My favorite movie Dad is Guido Orefice (played by Roberto Benigni) in Life is Beautiful, one of the best films about the atrocities of the Holocaust.
Guido takes it upon himself to save his son Giosué’s life along with his innocence by convincing him that everything that is happening around them is a game. When Nazis beat Guido to near death, he convinces his son it’s is all part of the game. His son loves it, often with a smile on his face; he can’t wait for him and his father to win the special prize.
…I’m gonna be like you dad, you know I’m gonna be like you.
Well the Father’s Day weekend is upon us and so I close the week off with a trailer for WORLDS GREATEST DAD starring Robin Williams. The trailer is full of laughs and darkness, so needless to say I am ready for this just as much as I’m sure Williams needs this. Bob Goldthwait (yes this man from Police Academy) directs. After the jump watch the red band trailer, also added is a little ditty, one of my dads favorite songs. World’s Greatest Dad hits theaters August 21st 2009.
Robin Williams stars as Lance Clayton, a man who has learned to settle. He dreamed of being a rich and famous writer, but has only managed to make it as a high school poetry teacher. His only son Kyle (Daryl Sabara) is an insufferable jackass who won’t give his father the time of day. He is dating Claire (Alexie Gilmore), the school’s adorable art teacher, but she doesn’t want to get serious — or even acknowledge publicly that they are dating.
Then, in the wake of a freak accident, Lance suffers the worst tragedy and greatest opportunity of his life. He is suddenly faced with the possibility of all the fame, fortune and popularity he ever dreamed of, if he can only live with the knowledge of how he got there.