The Father Review


Good Morning Lovelies, 

French playwright, Florian Zeller, is taking audiences on a new journey inside the world of dementia and how it affects all those involved within a family. Starring Anthony Hopkins and Olivia Colman, The Father, is a saddening story of one father’s and his daughters relationship, as the illness takes a grip. 

Out today on DVD and Blu-Ray, the feature, is an emotional and effecting tale. Playing Anthony, Hopkins character is lost in trying to hold onto the last remaining memories he has. Yet, as he begins to forget his daughter and the bond they have, he becomes more and more frustrated as his life slips through his hand and he starts to lose control of what he wants to hold onto. 

It is easy to see from this how Hopkins won the Oscar for his performance. He is able to give audiences a powerful act that has you feeling torn throughout. As does Colman, who plays his daughter. Together they are simply a powerhouse pair. 

Watching Anthony lose his memories makes viewing hard. You want to take hold and grip onto what he can remember hard. It is a clever mix of script writing and acting that causes this. Tears fall in one second before laughter and smiles come next. 

When it comes to The Father, there is no denying that it should have won more awards. Denied it’s worthy release, it is only now as it comes out that hopes can be had that it gets a huge response. Because fantastic homegrown films like this aren’t made very often. When they are, we need to celebrate every bit of them. 

5 Stars

Joey X

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