Father Figures Blu-ray Review
Fraternal twins Kyle and Peter accidentally discover they’ve been living with a lie all their lives. The kindly man in the photo on their mantle isn’t their father after all, but an invention their mother (Glenn Close) concocted to conceal the truth: that she actually doesn’t know who their real father is. See, it was the seventies, and things were crazy, and…well, you know. Armed with only a handful of clues, the brothers resolve to find the mystery man in what results in a wild road trip of discovery and revelations—about their mother, themselves and each other.
Studio: Warner Brothers
Release Date: April 3, 2018
Run time: 88 minutes
Audio: DTS HD MA lossless 5.1 mix
Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
Disc Spec: 1 BD/1 DVD
This movie is a welcome break from all the other films out there. Between all the serious Oscar-driven drama and groan-worthy sequels, Father Figures is a fun, “let’s forget about all my stress” kind of movie. The jokes aren’t on top of each other like most comedies, and the actors engage you right from their first scenes (in particular Katt Williams). But what surprised me most was how much heart the movie had.
Most of the events and people did feel more interesting than usual in this (sub)genre because of the surprisingly character-based approach where most everybody gets room to breathe and introduce one’s natural charm to the audience, which is a huge win for the movie as a whole.
And the cast really has a huge amount of charm to spare, especially Bradshaw whose performance is so natural and enjoyable that I hardly believed this man is a retired sportsman who has only done a limited number of small movie roles.
Movie Quality: 8/10
The print is presented in 1080p/AVC MPEG-4 with a 2.40:1 aspect ratio. The print looks very good throughout without any apparent issues. Colors are vibrant and carry pop which brings out the fine details. The detailed scenes stand out very well. Blacks are deep. I found the print to be crystal clear with no artifacts or print damage. There is a nice mixture of outside and inside scenes with ‘Father Figures’, but the outside scenes use of natural lighting really shows off the print.
Print Quality: 9/10
The audio is presented in a DTS-HD MA l0ssless 5.1 mix. With many comedies, they never truly take advantage of the soundfield. The same can be said in some instances with ‘Father Figures’ considering that it is more of a front heavy experience. When the soundtrack comes into play, it really fills up the soundfield. Dialogue is clear and crisp through the center channel.
Print Quality: 9/10
- Deleted Scenes [HD]
- Gag Reel [HD]
- Trailers [HD]
Special Features: 5/10
“The House” is a fun little popcorn movie with a somewhat over the top story, but it is entertaining from start to finish that will keep you laughing the entire time.
Overall Rating: 9/10