What to Watch in the Theater:
Disney’s Christopher Robin (PG) is in theaters now. This story, about a boy who grows into a man who forgets how to play, will pull on your heartstrings. It’s a cautionary tale we should all heed, with all our fuzzy Hundred Acre Woods friends along for the amusing and emotional ride. Anyone who grew up with these characters will realize just how wise a “bear of very little brain” really is. Here come the tears…
Our rating: 4.67 out of 5
The Spy Who Dumped Me (R) is in theaters now. This comedy, about a pair of besties who get caught up in international espionage, stars the incredibly funny Mila Kunis and Kate McKinnon. The comedy chemistry is gold, and there are some great supporting players along for this incredibly raucous journey. Lots of inappropriate jokes and some violence, but a wonderful plot full of twists and turns, and it’s just so funny! Would love to see more from this pair!
Our rating: 4.17 out of 5
What to Watch at Home (Or Not):
Like Father (TVMA) is a Netflix original. Rachel, played by Kristen Bell, gets dumped at the alter for being a workaholic. She then discovers her dad (played by Kelsey Grammer), who left when she was young, showed up to the wedding. They get drunk and end up going on her honeymoon cruise together. Their cruise mates are a great bunch who add fun to the story. It’s a sweet tale of a father attempting to mend fences, and a daughter resisting him at every turn.
Our rating: 3.83 out of 5
Father of the Year (TV14) is a Netflix original. If this is part of Adam Sandler’s longterm deal with Netflix, then we know why it was made. If not, it’s a mystery to us. Two childhood friends wonder which of their dads would win in a fight, and then the dads actually start a fight. David Spade plays an alcoholic screw-up of a dad, with a come and go Boston accent, who continues to mess up his son’s life. Some former Disney child stars and a good soundtrack save the movie from a pretty pointless plot.
Our rating: 3 out of 5
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