Fatherhood (2021)

Fatherhood (2021)

Fatherhood (2021)

Kevin Hart is raising his daughter as a single father in this adaptation of Matthew Logelin's New York Times best-selling memoir, Two Kisses for Maddy.

Originally scheduled for cinema release in 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic saw it picked up instead by Netflix.

2021Rating: TBC110 minsUSA
ComedyDramaTrue Story & Biography
Director:
Paul Weitz ('About a Boy', 'In Good Company', 'American Pie')
Writer:
Dana StevensPaul Weitz
Cast:
Kevin HartAlfre WoodardMelody HurdTeneisha CollinsPaul ReiserDeWanda Wise

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Fatherhood (2021) / Reviews

Variety

Variety

It transitions Hart from playfully scowling cutup to earnest heartfelt actor...

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

An effective star vehicle and a tender tearjerker.

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Boston Globe

Boston Globe

Almost as generic as its title...

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The Guardian

The Guardian

With anyone else in the lead, the paternal devotion would be an easier sell, and the film itself could be more innocently enjoyable.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

Parenting becomes just another rise-and-grind challenge to prove the haters and doubters wrong.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Despite Weitz's sensitive direction and a superb cast... "Fatherhood" can't quite deliver.

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

I can't help but mourn the movie this could have been had the filmmakers written a movie that suited Hart instead of using him as a substitute.

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Associated Press

Associated Press

It's all done with a good heart. Even the cliché moments are understandable.

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Decider

Decider

A sufficient crowd-pleaser driven by Hart's ability to convey the myriad uncertainties of parenthood.

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CNN

CNN

The appeal of Fatherhood really boils down to its title, the resilience of the human spirit, and Hart being bold enough -- like his alter ego -- to think that he can do this.

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The Times

The Times

Too often goes for the easy resolution, the syrupy payoff and the sense that every character in Matt's orbit is just, like, really really nice.

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