Must See Movie of the Week: The Father

Dec 10, 2021 at 09:00 am by Cynthialynn Jones

The Father

Starring the incredible Sir Anthony Hopkins as an elderly man who refuses all assistance from his daughter as he ages. As he tries to make sense of his changing circumstances, he begins to doubt his loved ones, his own mind and even the fabric of his reality.

The film also features Olivia Colman, Mark Gatiss, Imogen Poots, Rufus Sewell and Olivia Williams.

This is a great family movie with adult themes, but necessary to watch as our family ages.

It was an official selection at Sundance Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, Telluride Film Festival, and four other international film festivals. It also has a 98% Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

At the 93rd Academy Awards, Hopkins won Best Actor and co-writer and director Florian Zeller and co-writer Christopher Hampton won Best Adapted Screenplay; the film received six nominations in total, including Best Picture and Best Supporting Actress for Olivia Colman. At the 78th Golden Globe Awards, the film received four nominations, including Best Motion Picture – Drama, and it received six nominations at the 74th British Academy Film Awards, winning Best Actor for Hopkins and Best Adapted Screenplay. In addition, Hopkins and Colman were nominated for Outstanding Leading Actor and Outstanding Supporting Actress respectively at the 27th Screen Actors Guild Awards.

It's available for free on STARZ or for rent on Amazon Prime Video.

Watch the trailer:


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