Father Figures

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Language and sexual references throughout
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Lawrence Sher
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In "Father Figures," fraternal twins Kyle (Wilson) and Peter (Helms) accidentally discover they've been living with a lie all their lives. The kindly man in the photo on their mantle isn't their father after all, but an invention their mother (Close) concocted to conceal the truth: that she actually doesn't know who their real father is. See, it was the seventies, and things were crazy, and...well, you know. Armed with only a handful of clues, the brothers resolve to find the mystery man in what results in a wild road trip of discovery and revelations––about their mother, themselves, and each other. (Gary Reber)

Special features include 11 deleted scenes (HD 21:09), a gag reel (HD 04:26), upfront previews, and a Movies Anywhere digital copy.

The 2.39:1 1080p AVC picture, reviewed on a Sony Bravia Z9D 4K Ultra HD HDR display, upconverted to 2160p with greater resolution and luminance, was photographed in Panavision® on 35 mm Kodak Vision3 film stock and sourced from a 2K master Digital Intermediate format. Film grain is virtually invisible. Imagery quality is solid with excellent sharpness and clarity. The color palette is nicely saturated with bright colors and density. Fleshtones are generally natural. Contrast is well balanced with deep blacks and revealing shadow delineation. Resolution is excellent, with fine detail exhibited throughout in facial features, hair, beards, clothing, and object textures. Close-ups are especially detailed. Overall, this is a colorful picture that exhibits a filmic appearance. (Gary Reber)

The DTS-HD Master Audio™ 5.1-channel soundtrack is frontal focused with intermittent surround envelopment, which includes atmospherics and sound effects, all subtle in level, though, the scene with a train is most aggressive with deep bass energy. The music score also extends aggressively to the surrounds during some scenes. Dialogue is consistently intelligible with a strong presence, not always well integrated spatially. Overall, this is an effectively crafted soundtrack that is engaging but not especially compelling. (Gary Reber)