Dads is a joyful exploration of contemporary fatherhood and a call to action for dads everywhere to take paternity leave. The film draws on the testimonies of famous funnymen such as Judd Apatow, Will Smith, Jimmy Fallon, Neil Patrick Harris, Kenan Thompson, Jimmy Kimmel, and Ken Jeong. Their reflections are combined with portraits of non-celebrity dads from different parts of the world – Brazil, Japan, the United States – who are creating new models of patriarchy. It’s funny, heartwarming, and also revealing. (Apparently even professional comedians resort to dad jokes.) Among these voices, filmmaker Bryce Dallas Howard interweaves that of her own father, Ron Howard, who started his acting career as Opie, son of classic television father Andy Griffith. Interviewed by his daughter, Ron speaks movingly of his goal to meet the standard set by his real-life father, Rance. If the old-fashioned father was stern and stoic, the contemporary one is more vulnerable and self-deprecating. Conan …
Toronto International Film Festival
User Reviews: Just when you think Hollywood could not be more out of touch with the real world, we are given a film about rich, married, famous celebrities who have no idea what real stress men truly go through.
This movie full of "proud fathers" who just wanna push a nonsensical narritive, while living a luxurious lifestyle, oblivious to what stress, anxiety, pain and trials actual men go through. Not only that, but it flat out ignores them.
It ignores the reality that the justice system is very much against men, as so many struggle every day, not only to make a living, pay our bills, hold on to what we still have, but to see our children that so many fathers lose in courts.
These lecturers including Will Smith, Jimmy Kimmel, and Patton Oswalt try to talk to the camera as if "theyre just like us!". In reality, they do not know, nor will ever know or care to know what its like to live a real life and struggle every day with finances including child support and very few child visitations.
Bryce Dallas Howard tries her best to give, what she thinks, is an independent Oscar nominating documentary while shes spent her entire career riding on the coattails of her father.
This movie does no one any favors. If anyone wants to see a REAL film on actual fathers, and what they really go through on a daily basis, watch The Red Pill.