Fatherhood movie review - Aussieboyreviews


This heartfelt comedy starring Kevin Hart is funny, but there’s tears as well. Although Fatherhood is best suited for older kids due to cursing, there’s great messages and it’s genuinely entertaining.


After the unexpected death of his wife who died the day after their daughter’s birth, a father raises his little girl as a single dad and copes with many challenges of parenting.

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Movie details

Director: Paul Weitz
Cast: Kevin Hart, Melody Hurd, Alfre Woodard, Lil Rel Howery, DeWanda Wise, Anthony Carrigan, Frankie R. Faison, Paul Reiser
Writer: Paul Weitz, Dana Stevens
Release Date (Australia): 18 June 2021
Runtime: 109 minutes/1h 49m
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Language: English


Themes (PG)

The film’s thematic material includes the struggle of a widowed father trying to care for his daughter.

Violence (PG)

There is a scene of very mild injury detail, in addition to a scene in which punching in a video game is briefly depicted.

Coarse Language (PG)

The film contains use of the words “s**t”, “ass”, “damn” and “hell”.

Sex (PG)

The film includes mild verbal and visual references to sex.

mpaa rating

PG-13 (for some strong language, and suggestive material)

Aussie boy's thoughts

Kevin Hart delivers a touching performance in this heartfelt, teary and humorous parent tale. Fatherhood is a predictable but entertaining comedy-drama about a widowed father struggling to care for his daughter, making it unquestionable that Hart fans will definitely appreciate the comical aspect of this film.

Having Kevin Hart star as a struggling father is a nice eye-opener. He has the ability to take the dialogue and mix it with realistic emotions, in which the film wouldn’t have been that engaging or enjoyable if that weren’t the case. The acting is followed by several elements mainly including parent-child struggles, so by the end, Fatherhood successfully submits the heartfelt message to its satisfied audience.

Despite the delightful story and laughter, Fatherhood isn’t a film that necessarily stands out to other comedy-dramas or parenthood tales. Yes, it’s a little satisfactory and average, but it’s enough to keep older kids entertained.

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