Father's Day (1997)

FATHER'S DAY is an unfunny, unmoving sentimental comedy, about two 
middle-aged men (Robin Williams and Billy Crystal) who team up to 
find a 17-year-old runaway who may or may not be one or the other's 
son.  Forget the missing jokes or the glaring lack of sympathetic 
characters or the wasted talents of two talented comedians, or the
throwaway role for Julia Louis-Dreyfus..  Most stupefying is the 
premise itself:  we are to believe that a happily married woman
(Natassia Kinski) has no other recourse than to contact her decades-
since-seen lovers?  I mean, her husband is already on the case.  
Doesn't she have any friends or family who can also assist?  
Idiotic. Directed by Ivan Reitman and written by Lowell Ganz and 
Babaloo Mandel, all of whom can do (and have done) better.  (Rated
"PG"/102 min.)

Grade: D+

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