A man refuses all assistance from his daughter as he ages. As he tries to make sense of his changing circumstances, he begins to doubt his loved ones, his own mind and even the fabric of his reality.
This is the best representation of dementia since Michael Haneke’s “Amour” 2012
My old friend suffered from dementia, it was so agonising for him. My family tried so hard to help him, but no matter what, he still was feeling lonely in his own environment. This hypnotic masterpiece and Sir Anthony Hopkin’s haunting performance had brought these lost memories of mine.
The structure of the film is very simple yet seems so complex. There are a lot of subtle details and when you’ll notice first changes in the environment, you’ll be creeped out. Performances are tour de force. The stylistic coldness is probably paying homage to Michael Haneke’s visceral masterpiece “Amour”, but the execution is different - it feels a bit theatrical, because the director is also the author of the book and the theatrical play on what’s it based. The poetic ending is hits you on another emotional level, because everything comes full circle and in the hardest of times everyone is in a need of a loving mother! 10/10 one of the best of this year!
Excellent but sad
By Disappointed venezuela
Excellent movie and performamce. It is sad though…
Silver Lining in the midst of Pandemic Movie Mediocrity
With just a couple of exceptions in this pandemic movie mediocrity, and no, Nomadland is not one of them, The Father comes and shines so bright it would compete in any year against any movie, thanks to the superv if not perfect perfomance by Sir Anthony Hopkins. His craft is undeniable, you will believe Mr. Hopkins is suffering dementia and forget it is the actual character the one going through the process. The script is wonderful, very well built, you will feel what a person in this situation feels.
Rent away, you won't regret it.
I was looking forward to watching and owning this film. I disliked this movie and regret purchasing it at full price.
Very well made!
Thought this movie was delivered in a sensitive way and did something really unique with perspectives that reflected the idea of dementia. Kind of brilliant actually.
Thoughtful and poignant
The Father is a poignant and clever drama, utilizing the extremely effective conceit of putting you inside the disoriented mind of a person suffering from Alzheimer’s. Anthony Hopkins is excellent, and the movie is beautiful and compelling.
One of the worst movies I’ve ever seen
Can I please get my money back. It is one of the worst movies I’ve ever seen although I understand why he got the award he’s great it exactly but that’s about the best part of the whole movie
Complex but Enlightening
By Rudy Tilkncoker
Never has a movie more vividly brought to life the devastation that is dementia. While the film lacks a typical narrative structure that we often rely on, the unique perspective is used to make the audience truly feel as frustrated, scared, and alone as its protagonist. The end scene will break you and haunt you. I recommend you watch it for a deeper understanding of a disease rather than for pure entertainment. With that viewing filter, you won’t be disappointed.