Parenthood Movie Summary
In the year of Batman’s new beginning, Marty McFly’s middle, and Indiana Jones’ ending-that-should-have-been comes another superhero movie. One filled to the brim with nostalgic fathers falling off horses in a single bound out of the saddle; single mothers with glow-in-the-dark, battery-operated items found in her dresser drawer; and, Ted Theodore Logan blowing up his time-machine to win the heart of his impregnated teenage bride.
That’s right… We are talking “Parenthood”. That Ron Howard-directed masterpiece filled with SCTV and SNL comedians who aren’t as funny as they are thought-provoking and tiny child actors stealing scenes from some of the best actors of the 80s and 90s. We are introduced to the entire dysfunctional shitty-father Jason Robards’-led family:
First, we have eldest son, Gil, played by Steve Martin being, well, Steve Martin. A loving, excellent father who wants to be everything to his wife and children that his own, bulldozer of a shitty father wasn’t – a stand-up comedian with a heart. With beloved wife, Mary Steenburgen, caring for their three not-so-perfect children in a home and lifestyle straight out of Hollywood casting of the Lifestyles of the Rich and Father of the Bride, we are sure to see family heartache done to humorous familial effect.read full summary
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