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Fathers and Sons (2005)

A movie directed by Jared Rappaport, Rob Spera, and Rodrigo García

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Three Families

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"Fathers and Sons"

Three Families

Amos Lassen

Originally made for Showtime, "Fathers and Sons" is a collection of three intertwined tales about three families who grow up on the same street. The film, like the title says, looks at the relationship between fathers and sons. In the first part we meet Jenny and Anthony and we look at the bond between Anthony and his son over thirty years. In the second part we meet an airline pilot who shares a house but not a life with his wife and he cheats on her. Then he spends a night with his gay son and learns what love really means giving us hope that his marriage will work out. The third part is about Elliot who comes home to his family after having been away for a long time. His father dies and he falls in love with a woman that breaks down his outer shell.
I did not feel that I was watching a made for TV movie as what I saw was far superior to some of the stuff we get on the tube. The entire production is classy and the acting is uniformly excellent.

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review by . December 28, 2007
posted in Movie Hype
Pros: nice segments, good writing and direction     Cons: none     The Bottom Line: "It's a bridge you can't cross...   We're just part of the flow of the river that runs between fathers and sons"  ~ Chris Ledoux     A delightful story that takes three families, living on Caleb’s Path Road, and brings them together through the story. Although they are all neighbors, over the years, they lead separate lives. The story …
review by . September 01, 2005
posted in Movie Hype
In many ways this film, originally made for Showtime audiences, feels like a triptych: there are three stories here written and directed by three men - Rodrigo García, Jared Rappaport, Rob Spera - with the unifying thread being that the three stories deal with three families who live on the same street. The technique of creating and producing each story is different, some more successful than others, but it does serve to enhance the concept that no two fathers and sons have the same sort of relationship.   …
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I am an academic who reivews movies and books of interest to the GLBT and Jewish communities.   I came to Arkansas after having been relocated here due to Hurricane Katrina. I was living in … more
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A heart warming saga filled with tender and poignant observations on the paternal-filial relationship. Fathers and Sons take a closer look into the lives of three suburban families who share the same street. Through stories that span time and multiple generations, the fathers and sons living on Caleb’s Path Road struggle to cross the chasm of alienation and past hurts to finally understand one another. With its honest and unflinching portrait of family life, Fathers and Sons will leave you uplifted about the potential of humanity and the promise of new beginnings.
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Release Date: 2005
DVD Release Date: August 30, 2005
Runtime: 101 minutes
Studio: Showtime Ent.
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