“Fathers’ Day” Podcast Movie Review

Fathers Day Billy Crystal Robin Williams

Fathers’ Day – Dare Daniel Podcast Episode 69

“You mirth machine, you.”

This week, Daniel and Corky revive their long-running Lowell Ganz vs. Babaloo Mandel feud by reviewing the wretched Fathers’ Day. A film so sloppy that it was released on Mother’s Day weekend, Fathers’ Day bottoms even the most basement-level expectations.  This thoroughly sad and lazy comedy pairs Robin Williams and Billy Crystal as would-be fathers searching for a Sugar Ray-obsessed teenage wastoid. Unfunny non-hijinx ensue.

Elsewhere, Daniel and Corky discuss superfluous wallet chains, diegetic 1990s ska-punk, and pointless softball games.


Surf II (Andrew Reyes)

Dangerous Men (Jaina Sinclair)


Theatrical release date: May 9, 1997

Domestic box office gross: $28.6 million (production budget: $85 million)

Critic scores: 25 on Rotten Tomatoes; 43 on Metacritic

Daniel’s craft beer: Alvarado Street and Moonraker’s Spaced Out DIPA (8.5% ABV)

Corky’s craft beer: Urban Roots Brewery & Smokehouse’s No One Taught That To Me Yet spelt saison (8.5% ABV)

This week’s darer: Leo Logan

Why did Leo dare Daniel and Corky to watch Fathers’ Day? “Because it’s a case of bankable leads and a top director at the time that resulted in an unfunny mess. Good luck!”

IMDB synopsis: “A woman cons two old boyfriends into searching for her runaway son by convincing both that they are the boy’s father.”

This week’s referenced movies: Les ComperesThe Man With One Red ShoeThe ToyPure LuckThree FugitivesDinner for SchmucksThe BirdcageStreet FighterBack to the FutureGood Will HuntingThe Fifth Element2016: Obama’s AmericaA Nightmare on Elm StreetDeliveranceHome AloneSawThe StepfatherPrivate Parts

Ratings: Daniel – Double Dare; Corky – Double Dare


Theatrical trailer for Fathers’ Day

Robin and Billy Meet Sugar Ray

Hot coffee hilarity

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