Fathers' Day

Reviewed By Ryan Arthur
Posted 10/29/98 02:26:14

1 stars (Total Crap)

Quick question for ya.

Why is it that when Hollywood decides to remake foreign comedies, all they do is take out the comedy and change it to English?

This movie's billed as a comedy, and that, my friends, is false advertising.

A kid runs away to follow a band around and be with a girl. His mom (Natassja Kinski) tells two different men (Robin Williams and Billy Crystal) that he's their son, and they should go bring him back. They run into each other, find out they're both looking for the same kid, and start to work together. Wackiness is supposed to ensue, but alas, it doesn't.

The only funny part, and this is somewhat unintentionally so, is that any kid with any common wouldn't even think about following Sugar Ray around. Sugar Ray. One of many one hit wonders from the last couple of years. Like they'll be the next Dead or something.

It's painfully unfunny, complete with Williams doing the tired scene where he does a bunch of voices and characters. We've seen it done on Comic Relief, and we've seen it done a thousand times better. Crystal's forced to be the straight man, and he can't even do that without looking bored to tears.

Bah. This movie stinks.

I don't know how this compares to it's French predecessor, but I'd imagine the original could still suck and be better than this.

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