Fathers and Daughters

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Fathers and Daughters
Fathers-and-Daughters-poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Gabriele Muccino
Produced by
Written by Brad Desch
Starring
Music by Paolo Buonvino
Cinematography Shane Hurlbut
Edited by Alex Rodríguez
Production
companies
Distributed by
Release date
  • October 1, 2015 (2015-10-01) (Italy)
  • July 8, 2016 (2016-07-08) (United States)
Running time
116 minutes[1]
Country
  • United States
  • Italy
Language English
Budget $22.4 million[2]
Box office $5.1 million[3]

Fathers and Daughters is a 2015 American-Italian drama film directed by Gabriele Muccino and starring Russell Crowe, Amanda Seyfried, and Kylie Rogers. It is based on a 2012 script written by Brad Desch, which was included in the 2012 Black List survey.[4] The film received mostly negative reviews from critics and was also a financial flop, grossing over $5 million against a $22.4 million production budget.

Plot[edit]

A Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist grapples with being a widower and father after a mental breakdown while, twenty-five years later, his grown daughter struggles to forge connections of her own.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

Development[edit]

Gabriele Muccino was hired to direct during the 2013 Cannes Film Festival.[8] Russell Crowe was the first cast in October,[9] with Amanda Seyfried joining the same month as Crowe's daughter.[10]

Casting[edit]

In November, Aaron Paul was cast in the film as Seyfried's love interest.[5] Actresses Diane Kruger, Octavia Spencer, and Quvenzhané Wallis were cast in the film during the Berlin Film Festival.[11] The same month, Janet McTeer was cast.[6] In April 2014, it was announced Jane Fonda, and Bruce Greenwood had joined the cast of the film.[12]

Filming[edit]

Crew members scouted Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania as a filming location, with production slated for an April start date.[13] Principal photography officially began on March 14 in Pittsburgh.[14]

Music[edit]

Michael Bolton sings and wrote the song to this movie.[15]

On May 25, 2014, James Horner was originally hired to compose the music for the film,[16] but on September 26, Paolo Buonvino replaced Horner to score the film.[17]

Release[edit]

The film was released first in Italy on October 1, 2015.[18] It was then released in the United Kingdom on November 13, 2015, by Warner Bros.[19] Vertical Entertainment will distribute the film in the U.S on July 8, 2016.[20]

Critical Response[edit]

The film received negative reviews from critics. Review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes reports a rating of 28% based on 47 reviews, with an average rating of 4.2/10; the site's consensus states: "Fathers and Daughters name-brand cast can't cover for a screenplay that makes a half-hearted effort at delving into family dynamics but falls back on melodrama."[21] On Metacritic, the film has a score of 31% from 17 critics, indicating "generally unfavorable reviews".[22]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fathers and Daughters (15)". British Board of Film Classification. October 19, 2015. Retrieved October 19, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Film tax credit approved for new Russell Crowe movie". Box Office Mojo. Internet Movie Database. 23 January 2014. Retrieved 30 May 2016. 
  3. ^ "Fathers and Daughters (2015)". The Numbers. Nash Information Services, LLC. Retrieved July 15, 2016. 
  4. ^ http://files.blcklst.com/2012_black_list.pdf
  5. ^ a b c d Justin Kroll. "Aaron Paul & Russell Crowe in 'Fathers and Daughters' — Exclusive - Variety". Variety. Retrieved November 15, 2015. 
  6. ^ a b c d e Borys Kit , Rebecca Ford. "Janet McTeer Joins 'Fathers and Daughters' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved November 15, 2015. 
  7. ^ a b James Garcia. "Jane Fonda And Bruce Greenwood Join Fathers And Daughters". We Got This Covered. Retrieved November 15, 2015. 
  8. ^ Mike Fleming Jr. "Cannes: Voltage Taps Gabriele Muccino To Helm Black List 'Fathers And Daughters'". Deadline. Retrieved November 15, 2015. 
  9. ^ Dave McNary. "Russell Crowe Fathers and Daughters: Actor to star in Voltage Drama - Variety". Variety. Retrieved November 15, 2015. 
  10. ^ Mike Fleming Jr. "Amanda Seyfried To Star In 'Fathers And Daughters' With Russell Crowe - Deadline". Deadline. Retrieved November 15, 2015. 
  11. ^ Dave McNary. "Berlin: Octavia Spencer, Quvenzhane Wallis and Diane Kruger Join 'Fathers and Daughters' (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved November 15, 2015. 
  12. ^ McNary, Dave (April 11, 2014). "Jane Fonda Joins Russell Crowe in 'Fathers and Daughters'". Variety.com. Retrieved December 15, 2015. 
  13. ^ "New Russell Crowe movie "Fathers and Daughters" planning to shoot in Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Business Times". Pittsburgh Business Times. January 15, 2014. Retrieved November 15, 2015. 
  14. ^ "Extras Casting To Begin Soon For "Fathers And Daughters" Movie". cbslocal.com. Retrieved November 15, 2015. 
  15. ^ http://abcnewsradioonline.com/music-news/2015/10/23/michael-bolton-sings-theme-song-for-film-fathers-and-daughte.html
  16. ^ "James Horner to Score Gabriele Muccino's 'Fathers and Daughters'". Film Music Reporter. May 25, 2014. Retrieved October 31, 2014. 
  17. ^ "Paolo Buonvino Scoring Gabriele Muccino's 'Fathers and Daughters'". Film Music Reporter. September 26, 2014. Retrieved October 31, 2014. 
  18. ^ "Fathers And Daughters From Gabriele Muccino". iloveitalianmovies.com. August 30, 2015. Retrieved May 2, 2016. 
  19. ^ Rosse, Norlisa Hanlon (November 9, 2015). "8 Reasons To See Fathers & Daughters Next Month…". Marie Claire. Retrieved May 2, 2016. 
  20. ^ Gates, Anita (April 29, 2016). "Summer Movie Release Schedule 2016". The New York Times. Retrieved May 2, 2016. 
  21. ^ "Fathers and Daughters". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango. Retrieved June 15, 2016. 
  22. ^ "Fathers and Daughters Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved June 15, 2016. 

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