Sunday, August 21, 2016

The Confirmation

cinema à la carte                                 

Eight year old Anthony is somewhat uneasy about spending the weekend with his alcoholic, down-on-his-luck carpenter dad Walt while his mom Bonnie and her new husband Kyle go to a Catholic retreat together.

Walt is just as uneasy about spending time with Anthony, especially since their first day together is a series of characteristically unfortunate events, including his truck breaking down, his landlord locking him out of the house, and the theft of his toolbox, which he needs for an upcoming job.

As Walt and Anthony set about finding the guy who stole the tools and improvise around their other misfortunes, they begin to discover a true connection with each other, causing Walt to become a better father and Anthony to reveal the promise and potential of the good man he will become.
First, The Confirmation is PG.  Second, this film had a dozen chances to fall off the tracks, but it never did.  My guess is that 92% of you will say "that was pretty damn good;" 8% will vote for Hillary.  As someone commented when I recommended Inside Man last week, "Clive Owen is very underrated."  Indeed. And the kid is terrific too.

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