Add to Cart
or
Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.
+ $3.99 shipping
Used: Very Good | Details
Sold by goHastings
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: 100% PRODUCT GUARANTEE!* Fast shipping on more than 1,000,000 Book , Video, Video Game, Music titles & More! We 100% Guarantee the full functionality of all used and previously viewed product, except its digital content, if any.
Add to Cart
or
Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.
Trade in your item
Get up to a $0.25
Gift Card.
Other Sellers on Amazon
Add to Cart
$11.33
& FREE Shipping on orders over $35.00. Details
Sold by: turntostart
Add to Cart
$11.60
& FREE Shipping on orders over $35.00. Details
Sold by: Amazon.com
Add to Cart
$14.95
& FREE Shipping on orders over $35.00. Details
Sold by: 1dandy1
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Color:
  • Father of Invention [Blu-ray]
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
  • To view this video download Flash Player
      

Father of Invention [Blu-ray]


List Price: $19.99
Price: $11.33 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
You Save: $8.66 (43%)
Only 1 left in stock.
21 new from $5.10 19 used from $1.88
Watch Instantly with Rent Buy
Other Formats & Versions Amazon Price New from Used from
Blu-ray
"Please retry"
1-Disc Version
$11.33
$5.10 $1.88

Frequently Bought Together

Father of Invention [Blu-ray] + Casino Jack [Blu-ray]
Price for both: $20.80

Buy the selected items together
  • Casino Jack [Blu-ray] $9.47

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?



Product Details

  • Actors: Kevin Spacey, Camilla Belle, Heather Graham, Johnny Knoxville, John Stamos
  • Directors: Trent Cooper
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Blu-ray, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: ANCHOR BAY
  • DVD Release Date: October 25, 2011
  • Run Time: 93 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (60 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B005CA4SR4
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #253,201 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Special Features

None.

Editorial Reviews

Two-time Academy Award® winner Kevin Spacey gives one of the most unexpectedly funny performances of his career as Robert Axle, an arrogant infomercial mogul whose empire collapses after one of his products maims thousands of consumers. After 8 years in prison, he tries to rebuild his fortune, but must first reconnect with his estranged daughter (Camilla Belle), her man-hating roommate (Heather Graham), his boneheaded new employer (Johnny Knoxville), the ex-wife who squandered his fortune (Academy Award® nominee Virginia Madsen of Sideways), and the ruthless executive who took over his company (John Stamos). Can a man who's lost everything devise a way to get back on top? Craig Robinson (''The Office''), Michael Rosenbaum (''Smallville'') and Anna Annisimova co-star in this surprising comedy about fabrications, complications, and the situations people invent to find out who they really are.

Customer Reviews

It did not seem to add much to the movie, and come off as just a confusing afterthought.
CG
It's unclear if the intent is to take the character seriously, or laugh at him (although nothing is very funny in the film).
Jessica Teel
There were quite a few funny parts but there were also some parts that were not so great.
StillWaters

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Format: Amazon Instant Video
I can imagine the pitch session for Trent Cooper's satire "Father of Invention," and I'm willing to bet it was quite good. I have no doubt that you could cobble the ideas behind the film into a gut-busting parody on the age of infomercials. It's such a fantastic target as that industry exists almost solely on parodying itself. Sadly, though, the cleverness that you might expect going after such a rich and comical topic is not mined with very much efficiency in this film's screenplay. As Kevin Spacey kicks off the movie introducing some delightfully silly products, I thought we had a winner. But then the movie instantly takes you away from its funniest moments to set up a premise that I didn't believe for even one second. That's okay, though, I decided to go with the flow and see what kind of zany comic antics were in store. For my taste, though, the slapstick shenanigans and kicks to the groin didn't rate many laughs. There is a talented cast at work here: Kevin Spacey, Virginia Madsen, Heather Graham, Johnny Knoxville, Craig Robinson, and Camilla Belle. Sadly, however, the film is wildly uneven with obvious jokes and physical humor that fall flat and scenarios that don't make a lot of sense and/or aren't particularly amusing.

Spacey plays Robert Axle, a fabricator (not an inventor, but someone who puts two existing ideas together to make an even better product). Wildly successful, one of his triumphs ends up mutilating the consumers that have bought the item. The film asks us to believe that Spacey (a multi-millionaire) went to prison for eight years because of this and that his wife (Madsen) was allowed to keep half of his fortune untouched by lawsuits.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: DVD
"Haven't you ruined enough peoples lives?" Robert Axel (Spacey) is the world's greatest "fabricator". Combining two ideas into one new one makes him millions. When one idea, the "ab-clicker" (an ab machine/TV remote) breaks peoples fingers he is found liable and is sent to prison. After serving 8 years he is released and moves in with his daughter and two roommates. Kevin Spacey has started to make a living playing offbeat, somewhat eccentric characters that have to build themselves back up. While this performance is not quite as good as "Casino Jack" it is still very good, and the movie is too. A very funny and enjoyable movie to watch. While not very original it is still very entertaining and Spacey's interaction with the other characters is what makes the movie. The supporting cast which includes Heather Graham, Johnny Knoxville and Craig Robinson are great and while the movie is a rehash of many other movies the acting and dialog make this well worth watching. Overall, a very entertaining movie that is only that way because of the cast. I give it a B.

Would I watch again? - I don't know if I would.

*Also try - Casino Jack & Extract
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By The Movie Guy on December 5, 2011
Format: DVD
The whole premise had me scratching my head. Corporate executives do not go to prison due to liability on their products even if they deliberately produce a product that will harm people. Ford Motor company proved that with their exploding Pinto. So now Kevin Spacey spends 8 years in prison and his family never comes to see him? Once you get past that...and I never really did, we end up with a movie that has some good scenes connected by a bad plot.

I didn't like Heather Graham defining herself as a lesbian to strangers. That was so unreal and not funny. The negative relationships and feelings that were rampant against Kevin Spacey, was not believable. Kevin played a guy whose only fault was that he enjoyed his work. If you want a somewhat feel good comedy without f-bombs, sex, or nudity this one might fill in...but don't think too hard about it.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Scott T. Rivers VINE VOICE on October 28, 2011
Format: DVD Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
Failing to realize its potential as an infomercial satire, "Father of Invention" (2010) takes the predictably limp comedy-drama route. Kevin Spacey and a good supporting cast receive no help from writer-director Trent Cooper's unimaginative approach. The 93-minute running time feels like an eternity.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Blu-ray
I can imagine the pitch session for Trent Cooper's satire "Father of Invention," and I'm willing to bet it was quite good. I have no doubt that you could cobble the ideas behind the film into a gut-busting parody on the age of infomercials. It's such a fantastic target as that industry exists almost solely on parodying itself. Sadly, though, the cleverness that you might expect going after such a rich and comical topic is not mined with very much efficiency in this film's screenplay. As Kevin Spacey kicks off the movie introducing some delightfully silly products, I thought we had a winner. But then the movie instantly takes you away from its funniest moments to set up a premise that I didn't believe for even one second. That's okay, though, I decided to go with the flow and see what kind of zany comic antics were in store. For my taste, though, the slapstick shenanigans and kicks to the groin didn't rate many laughs. There is a talented cast at work here: Kevin Spacey, Virginia Madsen, Heather Graham, Johnny Knoxville, Craig Robinson, and Camilla Belle. Sadly, however, the film is wildly uneven with obvious jokes and physical humor that fall flat and scenarios that don't make a lot of sense and/or aren't particularly amusing.

Spacey plays Robert Axle, a fabricator (not an inventor, but someone who puts two existing ideas together to make an even better product). Wildly successful, one of his triumphs ends up mutilating the consumers that have bought the item. The film asks us to believe that Spacey (a multi-millionaire) went to prison for eight years because of this and that his wife (Madsen) was allowed to keep half of his fortune untouched by lawsuits.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Customer Images

Most Recent Customer Reviews

Search

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought


Forums

There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 


Look for Similar Items by Category

MightySilver Privacy Statement MightySilver Shipping Information MightySilver Returns & Exchanges