Ushering in Father’s Day weekend, Kevin Hart’s Fatherhood dropped today Friday June 18th.
Although Fatherhood meets its audience with some comedic elements as par tradition of most Hart’s movies, it does lean more towards the sentimental. While the movie has been met with criticism given the actor’s stand on sexuality, the 41 year old’s acting prowess has been hailed without reserve.
An excited Hart taking to Instagram to comment on the release wrote;
“Today is the day people….. Fatherhood is now available on @netflix !!!!! Kick this Father’s Day weekend off with a BANG DAMN IT !!!!! This movie is a MUST SEE !!!!! Let’s goooooo #Fatherhood #HartBeatProductions #Netflix ”
The American comedy-drama film directed by Paul Weitz from a screenplay by Weitz and Dana Stevens, based on the 2011 memoir Two Kisses for Maddy: A Memoir of Loss and Love by Matthew Logelin follows the story of a new father who brings up his baby girl as a single dad after the unexpected death of his wife who died a day after their daughter’s birth.
The film stars Kevin Hart, Alfre Woodard, Frankie R. Faison, Lil Rel Howery, DeWanda Wise, Anthony Carrigan, Melody Hurd, and Paul Reiser.
“While, like the majority of Hart’s films, “Fatherhood” leans into a comedic tone even though the memoir is more sentimental, the casting decisions widen the story’s perspective about the experiences of birth, maternal mortality and single parenting.” NBCNews writes
Fatherhood was sold to Netflix amid the COVID-19 pandemic.