Happy Father's Day, Dad!
Happy Father’s Day! I couldn’t afford the greens fees, so how about we watch a film together Sunday? What better way to celebrate this momentous holiday than to watch some of your favorite classics with your bothersome little kids? (I promise we’ll be quiet!) I made this list just for you of some great Father’s Day films, so pick one out and I’ll buy it on Film Fresh’s store for our Internet-connected TV in the living room, like how we used to watch the Harry Potter films when I was little. Time to throw the popcorn in the microwave!
FATHER OF THE BRIDE
Ain’t nothin’ better than the original, right? While your oldest daughter’s wedding may have gone a little smoother than this one, the film masterfully captures the awkward and comical interactions between family and soon-to-be in-laws. After all, it takes more than a forgiving checkbook to make your princess’ big day truly shine. All’s well in love and chaos!
ON GOLDEN POND
Fatherhood is not always enjoyable for everyone involved. Perhaps the Fondas knew this better than anyone, since the father-daughter relationship depicted in the film is known to mimic the off-screen relationship between Jane and her father, Henry. While spending a summer in New England, it’s hard not to appreciate the company of family.
NATIONAL LAMPOON'S VACATION
The start of a wonderful franchise of films that help explain your own groans and grunts during our family outings, Dad. As shown in the film, time spent on the road is a very volatile environment for family members. I remember our long trips when my sisters and I would fight for space in the back seat, just like Rusty and Audrey. Luckily, films like these help me look back on those times fondly.
Fatherhood can take many different shapes and sizes. While you never taught me how to hang retractable saliva from my mouth, I can certainly recall plenty of instilled habits that did not earn the approval of Mom. Adam Sandler’s early comedies defined my childhood, and this film depicts his transition into maturity and adulthood, just as I am currently avoiding. Luckily, we both have father figures to rely on.
SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE
One of your favorites! Cleverly disguised as a romantic comedy, this film reminds us that sometimes, Dad, your kids know best. Otherwise, Tom Hanks’ character would be dating his annoying co-worker, just like you’d still be wearing your leather jacket from the Seventies...
Hope these wonderful titles provide you with an equally enjoyable Father’s Day. After all, it’s your special day!
Love, Your Favorite Son,
P.S. Here are some newer titles you might want to check out!
A THOUSAND YEARS OF GOOD PRAYERS
THE SQUID AND THE WHALE
WORLD'S GREATEST DAD