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The Good Father

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  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • Directed by British filmmaker Mike Newell (FOUR WEDDINGS AND A FUNERAL), THE GOOD FATHER stars Academy-Award winner Anthony Hopkins as a man who takes a reactionary response to the feminist movement. In the climate of the Conservative Thatcher government in Britain, Bill Hooper (Hopkins) has become angry and disillusioned with the failed radical politics of the 1960s that he once supported, especially after a messy divorce and ugly custody battle for his son. Taking a page from the women's movement, Hooper makes the personal political when he meets Roger Miles (Jim Broadbent), a man going through a separation and custody battle similar to his own. Bill convinces Roger to utilize a series of underhanded tactics to win the court case, using Roger's struggle as a way of indirectly striking back at the political movement he felt betrayed by during his own difficulties. By combining political statements with intimate, well-acted drama, THE GOOD FATHER chronicles the changing social atmosphere of Britain from the 1960s into the 1980s.
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): GOO070

  • Credits
    Anthony Hopkins, Anthony Hopkines, Anthony Hopkins, Simon Callow, Jim Broadbent, James Broadbent, Harriet Walter
  • Critic Reviews
    "...Intense, short-focused, very good....A consistently absorbing drama, wonderfully well acted..."
    New York Times

    "...Hopkins devours every morsel of cynical dialogue....[He] is a treat..."
    Film Comment

    "....[Featuring] a bravura performance in a laceratingly honest and upsetting film....[Hopkins gives an] unsparing, darkly brilliant performance..."
    Los Angeles Times

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