Flick In A Limerick

A father must figure out his worth
With the unexpected death of his wife after giving birth
Being a dad that is single
He has no time to mingle
For his daughter is the only focus on Earth

Shot Caller – Paul Weitz

Role Play ( Kevin Hart, Alfre Woodard, Frankie R. Faison, Lil Rel Howery, DeWanda Wise, Anthony Carrigan, Melody Hurd, Paul Reiser)

Nose Candy

“Nuns dress like penguins that’s a fact.”

“My husband just wants to have sex and I just want him to die. Is that wrong?”

“Who designated you to be the asshole there is just a whole asshole chain?”

“You are so smart you definitely don’t get that from your daddy.”

“Rules we don’t need no stinking rules.”

“Two kisses one for me one for mommy.”

“Wherever you are I want to go with you.”
“Wherever I go I want you to be there too.”

Style Points

+Checkout line scene
+Push it montage
+Parent meeting run in
+Talk in moms bed

Money Shot

Returning the necklace

The Big Finish

So much nun slander! I think this film did an excellent job of walking the line between comedy and drama especially with this being such a depressing subject matter. Kevin Hart was funny here but I must say it was difficult to see him in a serious role. Especially in scenes that he had to share with Alfre Woodard who blew him off screen in tense moments. I was definitely most impressed with Melody Hurd as she is so charismatic and shined throughout. There were also good themes of gender equality amongst children that are explored. The daddy daughter focus is also touching. Fatherhood provides a good lens on the trials of single parenting as well as moving on and persevering after loss.

– Caleb Harris

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