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Fathers Suck

by admin July 5, 2005
Fathers And Sons

When I first heard about this Showtime original movie, I was worried that it would actually be too good to generate much snark. Turns out not to have been much of a problem after all. Good old Showtime -- always coming through when you need them to.

A title welcomes us to 1124 Caleb's Path Road. Which is not to be confused with Caleb's Street Avenue. We open with an exterior shot of a truly gorgeous house -- two stories with big windows and a wraparound porch. It looks gorgeous from the outside, at least, but for all I know, it's just a façade, since every scene takes place on the porch or in the yard. A woman walks out the front door, onto the porch. On top, she's massively pregnant, but on the bottom, her legs are like toothpicks wrapped in short-shorts. I don't spend a lot of time with pregnant women, but those proportions don't look right to me. She steps up onto a little stool to hang some wind chimes. At one end of the porch, there's some guy sitting down on the floor, working on some kind of wooden item. Oh, the guy is Bradley Whitford, and the wooden item is a crib that he's putting together. He's actually sitting in the middle of the crib, and he's frustrated that something isn't working properly. We finally get a close-up of him. Did I say it was Bradley Whitford? Because it turns out that it's actually Bradley Wigford. I've seen more subtle wigs on Carol Channing. Pregnant Woman walks over to Wigford to see what the problem is. He's worried that he'll be as crappy a father as his own dad was. They start to struggle with the crib, and I was convinced that someone's water was going to break to hilarious result, but it didn't happen. While they struggle, she asks him if there was ever a time when he was close with his father, and he doesn't think there was. They finally get the side of the crib raised, and Pregnant Woman wanders away, leaving Wigford trapped in the crib.

Close-up on Wigford Jr. riding in a car seat in the back of the Wigford family car. Wigford is driving around ten miles an hour while other drivers honk and scream at them. At one point, Wigford becomes convinced that the baby has stopped breathing, and it's all Mrs. Wigford can to do stop him from pulling over. She ends up pulling out her compact and holding the mirror under the baby's nose to prove that he's breathing. Man, this kid's gonna be warped by these two.

The Wigfords arrive at the threshold for the first time as a family. Before they enter the house, Mrs. Wigford insists that they make a wish. He's kind of a jerk about it, but he does join her in making a wish.

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Fathers Suck

by admin July 5, 2005
Fathers And Sons

When I first heard about this Showtime original movie, I was worried that it would actually be too good to generate much snark. Turns out not to have been much of a problem after all. Good old Showtime -- always coming through when you need them to.

A title welcomes us to 1124 Caleb's Path Road. Which is not to be confused with Caleb's Street Avenue. We open with an exterior shot of a truly gorgeous house -- two stories with big windows and a wraparound porch. It looks gorgeous from the outside, at least, but for all I know, it's just a façade, since every scene takes place on the porch or in the yard. A woman walks out the front door, onto the porch. On top, she's massively pregnant, but on the bottom, her legs are like toothpicks wrapped in short-shorts. I don't spend a lot of time with pregnant women, but those proportions don't look right to me. She steps up onto a little stool to hang some wind chimes. At one end of the porch, there's some guy sitting down on the floor, working on some kind of wooden item. Oh, the guy is Bradley Whitford, and the wooden item is a crib that he's putting together. He's actually sitting in the middle of the crib, and he's frustrated that something isn't working properly. We finally get a close-up of him. Did I say it was Bradley Whitford? Because it turns out that it's actually Bradley Wigford. I've seen more subtle wigs on Carol Channing. Pregnant Woman walks over to Wigford to see what the problem is. He's worried that he'll be as crappy a father as his own dad was. They start to struggle with the crib, and I was convinced that someone's water was going to break to hilarious result, but it didn't happen. While they struggle, she asks him if there was ever a time when he was close with his father, and he doesn't think there was. They finally get the side of the crib raised, and Pregnant Woman wanders away, leaving Wigford trapped in the crib.

Close-up on Wigford Jr. riding in a car seat in the back of the Wigford family car. Wigford is driving around ten miles an hour while other drivers honk and scream at them. At one point, Wigford becomes convinced that the baby has stopped breathing, and it's all Mrs. Wigford can to do stop him from pulling over. She ends up pulling out her compact and holding the mirror under the baby's nose to prove that he's breathing. Man, this kid's gonna be warped by these two.

The Wigfords arrive at the threshold for the first time as a family. Before they enter the house, Mrs. Wigford insists that they make a wish. He's kind of a jerk about it, but he does join her in making a wish.

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