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Comedian Kevin Hart stars as a father who must raise his baby girl alone after the untimely death of his beloved wife.
In Fatherhood, we see a more dramatic side of Kevin Hart and it's a welcome change from his usual comedic outings.
The renowned comedian plays Matthew Longelin, a man who is tasked with the challenging job of single parenthood after his wife passes away shortly after the birth of their daughter.
Matt ignores the advice of his mother and mother-in-law, deciding to remain where he is to raise young Maddy, if anything to prove that he can do it.
Surrounded by his two closest pals, the single dad discovers that there is far more to raising a child than he initially thought and as he is overwhelmed by parenting duties, begins to long more and more for his late partner.
As is expected from every Kevin Hart film, Fatherhood has a lot of comedy but unlike most of the actor's previous movies, the focus here is drama, and in that aspect, the film warms its way into the viewer's heart.
As Matt struggles to adapt to his ever-growing responsibilities, he learns a very valuable lesson; as a parent, you have to accept that you are not totally in control of your child.
I was moved to tears, I was made to laugh, and I was won over by this charming film. Hart doesn't disappoint and the little actress who plays his onscreen daughter equally plays the character very well.
By the film's conclusion, Hart's character has gone through some development, with the growth occurring in the most natural and realistic way.
This is a film for everyone. The director, cast, and crew all did a good job as it is a flick I won't forget in a hurry.