Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Single Dads in Films

Beasts of the Southern Wild
Came to Blu-ray & DVD December 4, 2012

Teeming with magic, beauty and pure joy, this crowd-pleasing winner at the Sundance Film Festival has emerged as one of the year’s most acclaimed films. Newcomer Quvenzhané Wallis delivers an “Oscar®-worthy performance” (Philadelphia Daily News) as Hushpuppy, the six-year-old force of nature in an isolated bayou community being raised by her tough but loving father Wink (Dwight Henry).

Cinematic Single Dads
While some film fathers differ, Wink, who is raising his daughter amidst a giant flood, deals out tough love and hard lessons.  But he still has one thing in common with all of the great movie pops named below, he loves his daughter. Take a look at some of movie history’s best-loved single dads.


Chris Gardner in The Pursuit of Happyness
What is the most amazing thing about this story, about struggling salesman Chris Gardner who loses his job, his wife and all of his assets and becomes determined to find a job to support him and his son, Christopher? It’s based on a true story. 


Marlin, Finding Nemo
Widower Marlin, a clownfish, is unwaveringly devoted to his son, Nemo. So when Nemo gets scooped up from the ocean by a scuba diver and dropped off in dentist’s aquarium in Australia, Marlin will stop at nothing to get him back. 


Daniel, Love, Actually
Among this collection of Christmastime love stories, who knew the most touching would be between Daniel, a widower, and his stepson, Sam? When Sam confesses his deep feeling for classmate Joanna, Daniel makes sure Sam has an opportunity to confess his feelings, before Joanna is off to America forever. 


Graham Simpkins, The Holiday
This dashing Brit, a widowed father of two little girls, has built his life around his daughters. He is always thinking of their happiness and has no problem building a magical indoor fort from sheets and pillows or adorably playing “Mr. Napkin Head.”


Sam Baldwin, Sleepless in Seattle
Sam may not believe that Annie—a woman his son Jonah wants to fix him up with—is the one for him, but when Jonah sneaks off to Manhattan to meet her, Sam moves heaven and earth to get to him. Their bond in the film is completely heart-warming.

Where to purchase: You are able to purchase Beasts of the Southern Wild [Blu-ray] from Amazon and local retailers for $24.99. 

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