“Fathers & Daughters” Movie Review

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Jake Davis (Russell Crowe) is a Pulitzer prize winning author.

fathers-daughtersHe is driving his wife and young daughter, Katie (Kylie Rogers), home one night when the car crashes. Jake is severely injured and his wife is killed while Katie survives with barely a scratch.

Storyline 1: The years immediately after the accident

Jake recovers from his injuries, but, suffers from deep depression at the loss of his wife and is also suffering from seizures worsened by stress. Jake’s doctor recommends he enter a mental facility where the doctor’s there can treat his depression and help him minimize the occurrence of the seizures. After he is released, he and Katie are reunited and Jake continues writing.

But there are complications…..

Storyline 2: Adult Katie (Amanda Seyfried) struggles with her life 27 years after the accident

Katie is now working as a social worker and going to grad school to get her Masters degree in psychology. But, all is not perfect as she suffers from the inability to form long lasting relationships, and participates in regular one night (or one minute) stands.

At work, Katie helps a young girl (Lucy, played by Quvenzhane Wallis) emerge from her shell as Katie falls deeper into her own living hell……

“Fathers & Daughters” switches between the two storylines, separated by 27 years, as we learn more about Jake’s struggles to keep his family together and more about Katie’s life as she struggles with her relationship issues.

The storylines come together at the end.

“Fathers & Daughters” is an excellent movie with superb acting from Russell Crowe, Amanda Seyfried, and Aaron Paul (as Cameron). Not for kids.

Go to IMDb for more information.  We watched this on Xfinity.


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