The Father movie review - Aussieboyreviews


DO NOT SKIP THIS POWERFUL MASTERPIECE. Anthony Hopkins and Olivia Colman star as two phenomenal, heartbreaking perspectives of care and Alzheimer’s in this MUST-WATCH drama.


Anthony, an 80-year-old man who refuses the assistance of his daughter as he ages, starts to doubt his loved ones and keep up with circumstances as his grip on reality begins to unravel.

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Movie details

Director: Florian Zeller
Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Olivia Colman, Mark Gatiss, Imogen Poots, Rufus Sewell, Olivia Williams
Writer: Florian Zeller, Christopher Hampton
Release Date (Australia): 13 May 2021
Runtime: 97 minutes/1h 37m
Genre: Drama
Country: France, UK, USA
Language: English


Themes (M)

The film’s themes centre on an elderly man’s dementia and his daughter’s struggle to care and look after him.

Violence (PG)

There are two depictions of violence, including a scene in which a woman imagines strangling her father in his sleep and a scene in which a man is slapped several times by another man.

Coarse Language (M)

The film contains infrequent use of the words “bitch”, “s**t”, “t*ts” and “f**k”.

mpaa rating

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

Aussie boy's thoughts

The Father is a thoroughly realistic and powerful depiction of dementia. Not only are the performances of Anthony Hopkins and Olivia Colman masterful, but the featured perspective is an unforgettable gem. This film is definitely an important must watch for teens and adults, and accurately earns it’s truthful rewards.

So not only is The Father a masterpiece; it’s a total experience. What the film does is it grabs and places you in the perspective of a sufferer, meaning that the devastating story indeed relies on the realistic acting. This compelling tale is structured and gets very personal at times, but still manages to be a moving drama to be added to the must-watch list.

So what else can you say? The Father is a wounding, heartbreaking and jaw-dropping masterpiece in which Anthony Hopkins delivers a breath-snatching performance. Now go ahead and experience this cleverly-made Alzheimer’s drama.

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