Dad and I’m Not Rappaport Blu-ray from Mill Creek Entertainment has an MSRP of $19.98. Dad stars Jack Lemmon (TV’s Chicken Soup for the Soul), Ted Danson (TV’s Cheers), Olympia Dukakis (Pretty Woman), and Ethan Hawke (TV’s The Purge). When workaholic John Tremont's mother is unexpectedly hospitalized, he returns home to care for his aging father. As John teaches his father to regain his independence, the two of them form a friendship and John realizes what's missing from his own life. Dad reminds us all of the importance of family in this moving story.
I’m Not Rappaport stars Walter Matthau (Grumpy Old Men), and Ossie Davis (TV’s The L Word). Eighty-one-year-old Nat Moyer is a compulsive and fanciful talker, a feisty philosopher, and a troublemaker given to assuming personalities. His daily companion on a bench in New York's Central Park is Midge Carter, a half-blind apartment superintendent. Midge's approach to life is realistic and down-to-earth, making him the perfect foil for Nat. With vaudevillian flair, these appealing oldsters outrageously take on the world and its multiple threats - drug dealers and muggers, enlightened children, forced retirement, and the specter of the old folk's home.
My Opinion: These are both movies that have great actors in them and I found them both enjoyable family films to understand that aging can be fun but also to deal with difficult situations in life.
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