FATHERHOOD-one of the most endearing Movies I’ve seen in a long time. Yes. This Movie is a Movie you want be able to walk away from. The Subject Matter is real. It’s engaging in a Problem of Something that needs Questioning-Why are Black Women experiencing more Deaths while giving Births than other women?
But the performance Kevin Hart does is exceptional and moving. Excellent Acting. Simply exceptional and his Acting will Crush your Heart. And the Script and Storyline is do gosh darn good and very moving. It’s a far greater thing I do by explaining this Movie is the simplest of Terms. No, nothing fancy. Straight thru the Heart…
But if you can feel a Movie with your Heart, then if you answer was Yes, you’ll feel this one immensely.
And the mother and the Mother in law are such fine Actresses with a fully polished Acting Ability. And Act they do. It’ll speak to you in a special way. See if it doesn’t.
You can’t hardly watch this Movie without remembering loved ones that have stepped away from Life. And the terrible resolve facing us that we are left with when they do. It’s hard. Real hard on all of us.
But everyone associated with this Movie deserve a Thank You, You found us all. I loved this Movie…
So, please hop on over to Netflix and watch this Movie too. Get ready for one Exceptional Kevin Hart Movie!
Fatherhood is a 2021 American comedy-drama film directed by Paul Weitz from a screenplay by Weitz and Dana Stevens, based on the 2011 memoir Two Kisses for Maddy: A Memoir of Loss and Love by Matthew Logelin. The film stars Kevin Hart, Alfre Woodard, Frankie R. Faison, Lil Rel Howery, DeWanda Wise, Anthony Carrigan, Melody Hurd, and Paul Reiser, and follows a new father who struggles to raise his daughter after the sudden death of his wife.
|Official release poster|
|Directed by||Paul Weitz|
|Produced by||Marty BowenKevin HartDavid BeaubairePeter Kiernan|
|Screenplay by||Paul WeitzDana Stevens|
|Story by||Dana Stevens|
|Based on||Two Kisses for Maddy: A Memoir of Loss and Love|
|Starring||Kevin HartAlfre WoodardLil Rel HoweryDeWanda WiseAnthony CarriganFrankie R. FaisonPaul Reiser|
|Music by||Rupert Gregson-Williams|
|Edited by||Jay Cassidy|
|Columbia PicturesBron CreativeHigher Ground Productions|
|Release date||June 18, 2021 (United States)|
|Running time||109 minutes|
Originally scheduled to be released in theaters by Sony Pictures Releasing, Fatherhood was sold to Netflix amid the COVID-19 pandemic and was digitally released on June 18, 2021. The film received mixed reviews from critics, with Hart’s against-type performance being praised.
Matthew Logelin’s wife Liz passed away after an unexpected early Caesarean section delivery of their daughter followed by Pulmonary embolism. He is at her funeral. His best friends Jordan, Oscar and his mother Anna, as well as Liz’s parents Marion and Mike, are also in attendance. Matt is now a single father to infant daughter Maddy.
The first few months caring for Maddy are rough on Matt, especially after both Anna and Liz’s parents have gone back home. But eventually he manages to raise her. After some years pass, Maddy, who is about 5 years old, gets enrolled in a private school.
Matt takes Maddy to the park for a birthday party. There, he meets a woman named Lizzie, who is there because Oscar and his wife Rose want to set Matt up with her. Matt later agrees to go out with Lizzie. They have a good time together. Matt introduces Maddy to Lizzie, and she takes instant liking to Lizzie.
At school, the boys tease Maddy. She tries to jump off and tackle one of the boys but hits her head and gets a nasty gash on her forehead. The school tries to reach Matt, but he eventually checks his phone and rushes to the hospital. He tries to take Maddy away, but the doctors say that she needs stitches. Matt tries to decline since it’s the same hospital where Liz died in and he doesn’t trust the doctors there, but he relents and lets them work. Feeling bad over neglecting Maddy, Matt breaks things off with Lizzie.
At work, Howard tells Matt that he wants to send him to Croatia for a job. He takes Maddy to spend time with her grandparents. Matt later sees that Marion wants Maddy to stay with them for a long-term, which Maddy seems more open to, but Matt thinks that Marion is just reminding him that he’s making too many mistakes on his own with her, and he tries to take Maddy to go, even though she wants to stay with Liz’s parents. Matt then realizes he isn’t keeping Maddy happy, so he agrees to let her stay there for now. While Maddy sleeps, he expresses to her his fears about raising her on his own.
Matt returns home alone and is later told at work by Howard that he is retiring and recommended Matt for his old job. Matt is thankful, even though this means he might be seeing Maddy even less. Even Jordan and Oscar can see that her absence is making Matt feel worse. While going through her room, he finds a necklace from Liz that Maddy had been desperately searching for earlier. When Matt and Oscar head to Croatia for the job, Matt thinks about Maddy too much and decides to bail on the trip to return to her. She hugs her dad and he gives her the necklace. When it is time to go, he bids farewell to Marion and Mike, the former tearing up as she mentions how happy Matt made Liz.
Matt and Maddy then to go Lizzie’s house where he apologizes to her for how things turned out. She forgives him and agrees to join him and Maddy for ice cream.
During the credits, Matt brings Maddy back to school, where they are allowing her to wear jeans, and he shows up in a skirt to make her feel better.