Rating 3 1/2 Z's out of 5!!!
(Instead of stars, I am using Z's as my ratings)
An unmarried 40-year-old woman turns to a turkey baster in order to become pregnant. Seven years later, she reunites with her best friend, who has been living with a secret: he replaced her preferred sperm sample with his own.
My first thought when I sat down to watch this movie was how excited I was to watch this comedy I had been waiting all year to see! I came to realize in the first 10 minutes that this is not a comedy. So after overcoming this, my wife and I continued watching and were wonderfully surprised! This drama is well made, very well acted and has a very warm heart. It is a little slow since it is a drama, but is a very realistic look at this type of experience in life, which I always appreciate in films. Realism!
Jason Bateman's character in this film later begins to connect and realize that Jennifer Aniston's son is also his son as well and not the sperm donors. I will not go into how, but while he is connecting and discovering his son, he starts to realize how much the boy is exactly like him in so many adorable ways. This part of the movie really captured my heart because there is an amazing connection and chemistry between Jason Bateman and Patrick Wilson that is seldom captured in film these days. Every time they are together it is absolutely adorable and heartwarming.
The reason this film captured my heart so much is because I am a father. My daughter is 16 months old. I love her so much more then I could ever have imagined I would love her before I became a dad. There are so many times throughout the day that I will watch my little girl do something and I immediately say in my head, "OMG she got that from me"! And it is the most amazing and terrifying feeling that I cannot explain. Jason Bateman's character has several moments like this in the movie and it captures exactly how I feel in those moments. What is also amazing that I love in this movie is that the son (Patrick Wilson) grows up becoming just like his father without his dad being around. His father’s characteristics were imbedded in him from birth! Which is just mind boggling for me to think and worry about as a father!!! There is such joy, excitement, and undiscovered adventures with becoming a parent that makes this movie such a joy to watch and reminds me so much of how my life is right now! This film also has so many things for people in all different situations in their lives to identify with, (for example; an older lady who has not been able to settle down and has longed for children since she was younger).
So if you are in the mood for a warm, realistic, heartfelt film about a father discovering and falling in love with his son and a family being born.... This is for you.
I love how realistic this movie is and not cheesy. I would definitely recommend this movie!
Now it’s your turn!!! I want to hear what you thought about this movie! Even if you didn’t like it! Tell me why!