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Dad
Dad
Actors: Jack Lemmon, Ted Danson, Olympia Dukakis, Kathy Baker, Kevin Spacey
Genres: Drama
PG     2005     1hr 57min

A busy executive learns during a meeting that his father may be dying and rushes home to his side. He ends up being his fathers caretaker and becomes closer to him than ever before. In the process he teaches his father to ...  more »

     

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Actors: Jack Lemmon, Ted Danson, Olympia Dukakis, Kathy Baker, Kevin Spacey
Genres: Drama
Sub-Genres: Family Life
Studio: Universal Studios
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 05/31/2005
Original Release Date: 10/27/1989
Theatrical Release Date: 10/27/1989
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 1hr 57min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 3
MPAA Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: English

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Member Movie Reviews

Jerry E. from KALAMA, WA
Reviewed on 10/20/2012...
Very heart warming. Have a box of tissues handy.
Linda A. from CHICAGO, IL
Reviewed on 10/23/2008...
Be prepared to have several boxes of kleenex handy when viewing this film. Anyone who has a heart will be very moved, especially if you're close to your dad or grandfather. You'll cry...I did
2 of 6 member(s) found this review helpful.
Dwight M. from RUTLAND, MA
Reviewed on 6/9/2008...
I had not seen this movie for a long time, but it is very touching and I think every person with a dad should see it. Acting is exceptional. Jack Lemmon is at the top of his game!

Movie Reviews

Definitely One of My Favorite Movies
Martha Moore | Johnson City, TN United States | 09/27/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

""Dad" is definitely one of the most touching movies I have ever seen. I have seen this movie several times, and every time I cry at the end! The son lives far away and is so obsessed with work that he has not been home to see his elderly parents much in recent years. When his mother is unexpectedly taken ill, he comes home and is shocked to see how his father has gone down under the overprotective eye of his domineering mother. John, the son, starts teaching his father to be independent, at the same time rebuilding a good quality relationship with him. It is so touching later in the movie when his dad becomes ill and John dotes over him and refused to give up. This also inspires John to build a relationship with his own son, with whom he has not had much contact. I can relate to this story, as can anyone who has dealt with the illness and/or death of aging parents. I would recommend this movie to anyone, especially anyone who has dealt or is now having to deal with the aging and/or death of a parent. This movie puts a lot of things into perspective about aged parents and with dealing with the illness and death of a parent."
"Dad" takes many doctors to task
S. N. Hobbs | Sacramento, CA United States | 10/22/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"There are many good things I can say about this film and how it touches my heart, making me laugh and cry. But what I really like about it is how it portrays the too common indifference of medical professionals, the courage of one son in challenging the status quo, and the impact a truly caring physician can make in healing mind, body and/or soul. My only gripe is that it isn't realistic about what it takes to get the right doctor on the case. They aren't offered to us the way it's depicted in this film. We have to find them."
If this one doesn't touch you...
nom-de-nick | United States | 11/29/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)

"You're pure ice. The film, while admittedly not ringing true in spots via dialogue or circumstance, is nonetheless engaging, touching, and emotionally draining. Some of the points it touches on are so dead-on it's scary. Acting-wise, it's Ted Danson's high point. He'll likely never top this performance, but it's enough to leave the world even if he leaves acting tomorrow. Lemmon and Dukakis are tremendous. YOu've read the plot in other reviews; just see it and get ready for an emotional jolt."