5 Favorite Father & Daughter Movies
September 23rd, 2012 3:00pm EDT
'Trouble with the Curve' opened in movie theatres Friday starring Clint Eastwood and Amy Adams. Eastwood plays an aging Atlanta Braves baseball scout who takes his daughter (Adams) on his final trip to prove his worth to the organization. Adams plays his daughter (Mickey) and in their travels, she starts to take an active role to make up for his failing vision. Reviews have been positive, though it's apparently played to some empty seats over the weekend (couldn't help that one).
To honor the great Father - Daughter movies out there, we thought it would be appropriate to look back at 5 of our favorite Father – Daughter movie combos. Enjoy!
Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
A pudgy and awkward seven year old, Olive (Abigail Breslin), is invited to take place in the coveted Little Miss Sunshine Beauty Pageant. In order to make the last minute trip, her entire dysfunctional family decides to make the trip on tight budget in the family's vintage VW Microbus. Greg Kinnear plays her suicidal father who is trying to build his career as a life coach. The film was nominated for four Academy Awards, including Best Picture, and won two: Best Original Screenplay for Michael Arndt and Best Supporting Actor for Alan Arkin.
Father of the Bride
Steve Martin stars in this remake of the 1950 Vincente Minnelli classic as shoe executive George Banks, whose happily married existence hits a bump when he greets his daughter Annie (Kimberly Williams), home from a semester studying in Europe. The comedy/drama was a box office hit, grossing some 89 million dollars that year.
Pride & Prejudice
Throwing in a classic romance story, the 2005 movie Pride & Prejudice is base on the classic Jane Austin Novel, first published in 1813. Elizabeth Bennet (Keira Knightley), is the second oldest and favorite daughter of her father (Donald Sutherland). The mother, Mrs. Bennet is extremely anxious to marry off her five daughters and find suitable husbands for their girls before Mr. Bennet dies.
Shifting gears to a dark action film, Kickass is based on a comic book of the same name. The vigilante superhero film stars bored comic book geek Dave Lizewski (Aaron Johnson) who buys a costume on the internet and takes some serious beatings, trying to play a real life superhero. The world takes notice via YouTube and he is soon joined by the Father and Daughter crime fighting duo Big Daddy (Nicolas Cage) and Hit-Girl (Chloe Moretz), who set their sights on local mob heavy Frank D'Amico (Mark_Strong).
The 1994 action-comedy stars Arnold Schwarzenegger (Harry Tasker) who leads a double life performing covert missions for the United States government. However, Harry's wife, Helen (Jamie Lee Curtis), and his daughter, Dana (Eliza Dushku), believe he is a boring computer salesman doing a lot of "corporate" travel.
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