Thing About My Folks, The
Source: Catholic News Service
Well-intentioned but talky father-son bonding movie, as irascible dad (a superb Peter Falk), suddenly abandoned by his wife (Olympia Dukakis), takes a road trip with his son (Paul Reiser who also wrote the script). They survey farm property, attend a baseball game, play pool, instigate a barroom brawl, dine with a flirtatious mother and daughter, and ponder the stars, all the while hammering out the past and coming to a greater understanding of their present relationship. Director Raymond De Felitta's sentimental film has some undeniable truths with which everyone will empathize, but despite fine performances and several touching moments the film is dramatically weak and contrived. Considerable profanity, rough and crude language and humor, a violent episode and sexual innuendo. The USCCB Office for Film & Broadcasting classification is L -- limited adult audience, films whose problematic content many adults would find troubling. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is PG-13 -- parents are strongly cautioned. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13.
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