Origin and release year: USA (2021)
Starring: Kevin Hart, Anthony Carrigan, Melody Hurd, DeWanda Wise, Lil Rel Howery, Alfre Woodard, Deborah Ayorinde
I dare to say that this was the best acting I’ve ever seen from Kevin Hart. He plays a lot of stereotypical comedic roles that are often cheesy and/or obnoxious, but this mature performance was a breath of fresh air.
The film is all about navigating the lifestyle of being a single dad. It had a heartbreaking start but proved to be another feel-good film to add to your watchlist when you’re feeling sentimental.
I enjoyed the writing of the characters. They were all flawed and authentic leading up to redeeming character arcs.
The plot was fun and kept your eyes glued to the screen without getting distracted.
If I had to critique something it would’ve been giving Kevin’s new girlfriend the same name as his late wife? I’m not sure what the reasoning behind that was.
I understand it was probably to test his character but I didn’t really feel like that test was ever executed? It felt like a detail that fell through the cracks because it was underutilized and covered up with the use of a nickname.
Despite that, the movie was overall really good.
What did you think of Fatherhood?