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My Father the Hero

My Father the Hero
Starring:
Gerard Depardieu, Katherine Heigl


Rated: PG-13 
Reviewed by: Frank  
Release date: February 2, 1994 Released by: Touchstone Pictures

Gerard Depardieu plays Andre father of Nicole (Katherine Heigl). They are on a trip to Paradise Island in the Bahamas where he plans to get reacquainted after being separated for a number of year. When Nicole meets a young man she is interested in she lies to appear more sophisticated and claims her Dad is her lover. As the other guests in the hotel learn of Andre's affair with the fifteen year old they are shocked and treat Andre as if he were a lecherous old man. Not knowing what is going on he adds to the image when he sings "Thank Heaven for Little Girls" at a talent show.

Depardieu is perfect as a foil for Heigl's stories. He is somewhat over weight and his best physical asset is his smile. He is no candidate for a center fold, but he becomes the envy of the other middle age men on the island. Equally the proper women have destain for him. He is funny and warm all at the same time.

I laughed a lot at the predicament s he falls into. This is an enjoyable comic view of adolescent parent relationships.

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My Father the Hero  B                        B 

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