The new Netflix movie Fatherhood shows a different side to funny guy Kevin Hart.
Fatherhood Review – We might be used to watching Kevin Hart’s performance in movies such as Ride Along, Central Intelligence, and Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, but we are certainly not familiar with the deeply emotional and sensible side of Kevin. And that’s what we get with Fatherhood!
Based on a true story
The Netflix production was directed by Paul Weitz and it’s an adaptation of Two Kisses for Maddy, a memoir from 2011, written by Matthew Logelin.
The book tells the real-life story of Matthew and his daughter and the journey of this single dad turned into the inspiration for Fatherhood. The movie was released on June 18th and is already touching hearts and leaving us amazed with the most sentimental side of Kevin Hart that we have ever seen.
What is it about?
The film shows us a single dad, Matt (Kevin Hart) bringing up his baby right after the unexpected death of his wife, Liz (Deborah Ayorinde). Almost everyone around Matt’s life directly denies their faith in the character’s ability to handle things after being recently widowed.
This feeling of disbelief comes from his mother-in-law (Alfre Woodard), and even his friends, Oscar (Anthony Carrigan) and Jordan (Lil Rel Howery).
Within this scenario, Fatherhood illustrates the challenges and perks of being a single dad and having a lovely baby girl, leading us to adorable and messy real-life moments of parenting: from changing endless baby diapers to struggling to help a more grown-up Maddy with her hair.
What are people saying?
The comedy actor revealing traces of drama caught the attention of Entertainment weekly, which affirmed that ‘The actor shows a more intimate side’ and that he ‘explores his own growth as a parent.’
The Detroit News called Hart’s work ‘an assured, grounded performance as a single father’
CultureMap Houston mentioned that Hart ‘proves his worth in heartfelt Fatherhood’
We can’t deny that the public is also looking pleased with Hart’s performance. Co-stars are also expressing their love, one such being DeWanda Wise, saying that “Kevin Hart delivers one of his best performances. A wonderful story with some heartbreaking moments and some things to really think about.”
What do we think about it?
The movie carries both emotional depth and light funny scenes, gathering up a few cliches, but still delivering something unique.
Fatherhood is sweet, sensible and brings up important real issues about parenting and toxic masculinity. From the crystallized narrow-minded perspective of society, in general, a single dad should be a failure in the task of raising a child. In this sense, the movie comes up with a necessary discussion that fights against stereotypes and misjudgment.
With an emotionally charged plot and a collection of cute and fun moments we strongly recommend Fatherhood as a perfect family movie for the weekend.
Stream now on Netflix.com.
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