This Father’s Day special begins on a sombre note and will have you bawling in the first few minutes. So keep that tissue box close when you settle down to watch Fatherhood. But before you do, read our review of the film here.
Matt and Liz are about to begin a happy, new chapter of their life with the birth of their daughter. But tragedy strikes before they can even begin to celebrate and Liz dies shortly after giving birth. Matt, someone who everyone thinks is incapable of raising a child, has to now balance his tech job while being a single parent.
As if that wasn’t enough, Matt also has to deal with meddling relatives and friends who don’t know much about parenthood or kids. Things get even more complicated when Matt starts dating again but not in the way you’d expect.
The adults in this film are good, but no one will steal your heart like little Maddy. The rebellious, blunt, and protective girl is easily the star of Fatherhood.
The film highlights the effect patriarchy has on single fathers, and that’s something every single dad will have faced. From the constant “where’s the mom” to inflexible workplaces that don’t think of fathers as full-time parents and ridiculous dress codes that have no place in the 21st century, the film, in its own way, shows why patriarchy and sexism are bad for everyone.
Don’t worry, this is not a complete sob-fest. Any film with Kevin Hart can never be sad for too long. Fatherhood has its moments of comic relief and dark humour too, but more than anything else, it’s one of the cutest movies on Netflix right now.
Watch Fatherhood with the whole family this weekend on Netflix.