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My Father the Hero [Blu-ray]

4.5 out of 5 stars 157 customer reviews

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Editorial Reviews

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Gerard Depardieu (GREEN CARD) stars as an overprotective father who lands in hot water when his overactive teenage daughter (Katherine Heigl) gets in over her head at a tropical vacation resort! Soon, the mischievous teen is getting dad in big, big trouble -- hurling him into one madcap misadventure after another. Combining uproarious comedy and a beautiful island setting, MY FATHER,THE HERO, simply overflows with nonstop fun in the sun. Discover for yourself the comedy hit that left critics and audiences alike drowning with laughter.

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Product Details

  • Actors: Gerard Gepardieu, Katherine Heigl, Dalton James
  • Directors: Steve Miner
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Blu-ray, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    PG
    Parental Guidance Suggested
  • Studio: Mill Creek Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: May 10, 2011
  • Run Time: 90 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (157 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B004RA7Y9E
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #68,900 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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I'm a real Gérard Depardieu fan and I enjoyed this movie a lot.
To be cursed with a beautiful daughter, and all the wonderful things that can happen as you have to let her go and grow... well, it's tough. I've got three daughters and man, is it ever a difficult thing.
There's real love and affection in here, even though the daughter attempts to reject all that her father has to offer... eventually there is a meeting of minds, even though there's plenty of misperceptions and 'stories' that get told by the daughter...
"He's my lover", not my dad is where this gets to be hysterical... and to hear Gérard Depardieu sing that old show tune about loving little girls... well, it's hysterical.
His overreactions, her fabrications, the warmth and love amidst the utter humor of it all.
A whole family movie or better yet, a date movie.
Worth watching repeatedly. Well worth buying.
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By A Customer on December 26, 2001
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This is the best movie ever! When I first saw it I was only eight years old. But it has come to be one of my all time favorites. Being from a small town, I've noticed that very few people have even HEARD of this movie, which is why I believe its necessary to share this review with everyone. I am 15 now and can personalize with many of the things Nikki goes through in the movie. I can not even begin to say enough great things about it. It is most definitely a must see!
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Fourteen year old Nicole's parents are divorced and her French father, Andre, is taking her on a tropical vacation to the Bahamas. Reluctantly, Nikki leaves her mother in New York City for the ten day getaway. She is at the height of her adolescence and she's anything but excited to be in a place that is filled with "old people" as she puts it to her father. While there, she meets seventeen year old Ben, and she's instantly infatuated with him. Wanting to impress her crush, Nikki tells him that she is slightly older than she actually is, and that her father is not her dad, but her boyfriend! Nikki persuades her father into going along with the whole charade, and soon enough, the entire resort finds out and they are absolutely repulsed by the fact that a man of Andre's age has such a young "girlfriend." Hilarious situations and a number of laughs make this movie a winner. One of my all time favorites.
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By A Customer on June 19, 1999
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A cute movie of a young girl coming of age. Unfortunately, director Steve Minor exploits young 14 year old actress Katherine Heigl in several scenes. For instance with a close up of her walking in a thong swimsuit at the pool and later while kissing her crush a shot of the wind blowing katherine's skirt up to reveal the teen in a pair of grey thong panties. Parents be advised.
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I love this movie, though my "girl" is two granddaughters growing up. Having lived in Europe, and had experience with helping to raise a "goddaughter" also, this is a humorous way to see a divorced father's trials and trepidations in a split (broken doesn't seem to be quite accurate) family. Not particularly a Depardieu fan, I think he does very well in this. And yes, the lovely Katherine Heigl is quite sexy, if pubescent, in this. She does well also. But if you're looking for kiddie porn, forget it: not this movie. If you like beauty (and one could also say a "beast" of sorts), this is a good afternoon entertainment about parenthood, and several female friends found it good too. Approach it as an entertainment, it's good. Any other way will only keep you from understanding its underlying (and not so obvious) wisdom.
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I remember watching this movie as a kid and loving it. Now as an adult, it is so very creepy. She's 14, and wears a thong bathing suit, guys keep looking at her like a piece of meat, and she makes up a wild story (that everyone believes) that he Father is her boyfriend so that she seems older and more interesting, and her out-of-his-depth father goes along with it to make her happy. All that aside, the guy she likes is 18 and she's 14! Nobody seems concerned about that age gap. It is all innocent in the end, but it is definitely a different movie from a parent's perspective.
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By A Customer on December 13, 1999
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This is one of my favorite movies, and it can be watched over and over again! It is set in the beautiful Bahamas, and has a great cast! The music is great, and so is the scenery! it really makes you want to go to the beach! It is a very fun, playful movie!
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A sweet, humorous, almost predictable love story with a twist -- two loves -- the reconciliation of a teen age girl with her estranged father, with a touch of puppy love as "Daddy" realizes his little girl is growing up. Yes, you will enjoy it.
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