On the 18th of June, Fatherhood was released on Netflix. Fatherhood was based on Two kisses for maddie: A memoir of loss and love by Matthew Logelin.
The screenplay was adapted by Dana Stevens and Paul Weitz. In addition to the screen play, Paul Weitz also directed this film. Kevin Hart starred as Matthew Logelin, while Maddie Logelin was played by Melody Hurd. The Cast also included: Anthony Carrigan, Alfre Woodard, DeWanda Wise, Deborah Ayorinde, Lil Rel Howery, Paul Reiser and Frankie Faison.
When I saw Kevin Hart was to be the lead, I assumed while having moments of emotional vulnerability, this would be packed with hilarious laughs. There were some happier and lighter moments throughout the film, but I felt the humour was a little forced at times. However, I thought Kevin Hart’s portrayal was outstanding. He showed a variety of emotions, with a large range in capabilities. Kevin brought warm and love to the character, whereas Matt could have come off bitter and cold in the wrong hands. Hart took us on a roller-coaster of emotions, I really understood the story and it made me very tearful to see his character develop through the traumatic situations.
The Cast and crew did a great job on the film. I did feel like some funny moments were forced in to contrast from the upsetting story line. However, overall I loved the film. I think it is a great watch, but it is also an emotional watch, so be prepared for tears.
Our hearts go out to the brave family, who shared their experiences to help other families through some very hard times. Thank you for sharing your story with us.
Watch the trailer below.