The buddy comedy is the simplest of all films. Take two people whose personalities are polar opposites, then shove them into a scenario where they can’t easily escape from each other and eventually have them both learn something about the other’s way of life that makes it seem not so bad. Shove in a few celebrity cameos and you’ve got a sure-fire audience pleaser on your hands!
Except that doesn’t appear to be the case with Father Figures, starring Owen Wilson and Ed Helms as brothers who discover that they don’t know their birth father.
Expect plenty of jokes about having sex with one’s mother, and other comical misunderstandings that you’ve heard several thousand times before in any other film of this ilk.
Father Figures is out in cinemas December 22nd.