- September 23, 2023 at 12:48 am #120941
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The Father movie review
“Let me not be mad, not mad, sweet heaven!” says King Lear, a plea which is overwhelmingly sad because it can never be heard by anyone with the power to grant it. Anthony Hopkins, who played Lear in Richard Eyre’s production, now delivers another performance as an ailing patriarch with a favorite daughter and nowhere to stay, in a film directed by Florian Zeller, and adapted by Christopher Hampton from Zeller’s own award-winning stage play.
There is unbearable heartbreak in this movie, for which Hopkins has become history’s oldest best actor Oscar-winner, and also genuine fear, like something you might experience watching Roman Polanski’s Repulsion or M Night Shyamalan’s The Sixth Sense.
Source: The Guardian
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- September 27, 2023 at 5:56 pm #121168Soroosh HoushmandParticipant
The father was one of the darkest films that I’ve had everd seen. I should say this film was really good at showing that how bad it is that every time your memory’s will be gone.
- September 28, 2023 at 5:35 pm #121211
* that I’ve had everd seen = that I’ve ever seen
* your memory’s will be gone = your memory will be gone
- September 27, 2023 at 9:13 pm #121170Armaghan HoushmandParticipant
- September 28, 2023 at 5:33 pm #121210
* actings were = acting was
* It truly does worth watching = it is truly worth watching
- September 28, 2023 at 8:02 am #121206PARNIAN HUSHParticipant
This movie was really hard to watch for me. How Anthony was struggling with dementia, the way his mind didn’t function properly. And also his daughter Anne who became sad everyday by his father’s actions. This movie helped me to understand people with dementia better.
- September 28, 2023 at 5:36 pm #121212
Flawless comment! I couldn’t find any major mistake in it. Bravo!
- September 28, 2023 at 6:24 pm #121218
The Father reminded me of the art of losing brought up in the film, Still Alice. According to the art of losing, we should be ready to give back whatever that is bestowed upon us sooner or later. In my opinion, death could be such a great blessing compared to absolute senility when you gradually get alienated from yourself and your surroundings.
On the other hand, I made some association between The Father and About Schmidt acted by Jack Nicholson as a retired old man who fails to interact with the people around him, even the closest ones due to old age and a feeling of insignificance.
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