Sunday, June 29, 2014

Cure it with Movies: Dads

Some time ago, I read a quote and has been stuck in my mind ever since: "It's easy to a be a father, what's really difficult is being a dad".
Usually, in movies, the father's figure is marginal and when it's not, he's the character that forbids to his daughter(s) or son(s) to date someone he doesn't think is appropriate, maybe he's way too overprotective or harsh.

Well in this "Cure it with Movies" I'll give you some alternative father's models: understanding, good and sometimes a little gullible, but always ready to help their children and (eventually) THEY are the ones who fix the situations.
  • For those fathers who worry too much and are overprotective
A Goofy Movie (1995) - binding father/son roadtrip turns to be a non stop of incredible ang funny circumstance
Finding Nemo (2003) - Marlin literally cross the entire ocean to find his son!
  • For those fathers who don't know what to do

Solo un Padre (Just a Father - Italian Movie) (2008) - after his (ex?) wife died giving birth to their daughter, Carlo has to deal with the sinlge parent everyday life.
The Boys Are Back (2009) - after his second wife died, Joe Warr has to grow not only his sons, but also try to create a bond with the older one, born from Joe's first marriage.
  • For those fathers who...don't know that are fathers!
The Game Plan (2007) - what do you do when you are a famous football player and during the most important matches of your career your daughter (that you never knew existed) shows up?
Kids Are All Right (2010) - a lesbian couple's kids want to find out who's their biological father
Delivery Man (2013) - David donated his sperm a long time ago. It was used 533 times and now 142 of them file a lawsuit to reveal his identity. He'll find a few and help them out, without saying who he really is.
  • For those fathers who would to anything for their children
Jhon Q (2002) - John's insurance won't cover his son's heart transplant, so in a moment of desperation he takes the hospital's emergency room hostage until the doctors agree to perform the operation
Taken (2008) - Basically, he destroys half Paris to find his kidnapped daughter. Famous is the speech " I have no money, but what I DO HAVE is some special skills that make me a nightmare for people like you. You let my daughter go and it stops here. If you don't I'll look for you, I will find you and I will kill you"

There's not a Global Father's Day date: in Italy is on March, 19th while in UK (as well as many other countries) was last Sunday and in Haiti is today, so any day could be used (and should be spent) thanking the most important man in our lives!

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