Dad Movie Review Summary

Actors: Ted Danson, Jack Lemmon, Olympia Dukakis, Kevin Spacey, Ethan Hawke

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Based on a novel by William Wharton, Dad stars Ted Danson as John Tremont, an overworked stockbroker lost in the hustle and bustle of working in New York. While in a meeting, John gets a call from his sister Annie (Kathy Baker) telling him that his mother Bette (Olympia Dukakis) had a heart attack. John catches the soonest flight back home and meets with Annie where he realizes his father has deteriorated greatly. While Bette recuperates in the hospital, John and his father Jake (Jack Lemmon) bond as they learn to deal with life without Bette around the house; cooking dinners, doing the dishes, having a catch in the front yard and Jake even getting his drivers license renewed. But the happy times don't last as Jake is taken to the hospital where they find out he has a cancer. Jake starts losing his mental capabilities and the family goes through a tough time dealing with hospital policies. But Jake comes through because of John's persistence. a great family drama with a son bonding with his aging father.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Family, caring for sick?    -   Yes Who is sick?    -   Father because he/she is    -   basically "out of it"

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   business executive Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   California City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing Is this movie based on a    -   book

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