Dan (Robin Williams) and Charlie (John Travolta) are best friends – and have been for all their life. They run a successful business and pretty much have all the success they need, along with all the money they need – although as we know, having all you need is never enough. Charlie is happy in his role as a fun loving bachelor, but Dan is unlucky in love, despite Charlie’s many attempts to hook him up.
Then on the verge of scoring their biggest client ever, a girl from Dan’s past wants to meet him again – Dan has high hopes that he can rekindle the romance, but instead gets lumped with two kids that he never knew he had.
Yes, we can all see where this is going – and yes, it’s cheesy, sickly sweet stuff, but it had my 10 year old in fits of laughter even if I was inwardly groaning, and as a family movie night, was a success. The predictable, over the top comedic moments were perfectly set up for kids, and the story – you might call this a major spoiler, but because you should know what’s going to happen in films like this, I’m not going to worry – turns out to highlight to positive effects of being a whole family – even if it is wrapped up in the excesses of the American dream.
Reviewed by: Jonathan Read
Release date: May 19th, 2010
Stars: John Travolta, Robin Williams, Kelly Preston, Seth Green, Lori Loughlin, Bernie Mac, Matt Dillon
Length (Minutes): 98
Director: Becker, Walt