The Confirmation

The Confirmation

The Confirmation

Anthony (Jaeden Lieberher, Midnight Special) gets to spend the weekend with his alcoholic, down-on-his-luck dad (Clive Owen), when his mum and step-dad (Maria Bello and Matthew Modine) head off to a religious retreat in this comedy-drama. First time feature from the writer of Nebraska, Bob Nelson.

Already awkward on both sides, the weekend becomes a series of unfortunate events with Walt (Owen) having to deal with his truck breaking down, his landlord locking him out of the house and the theft of his toolbox which he needs for an upcoming job. As father and son set out to find the missing tools they encounter a series of odd characters and even odder circumstances; the combination of which results in a major bonding experience for the pair.

2016Rating: M, Mild themes, coarse language and violence101 minsCanada
ComedyDrama
75%
want to see

Reviews & comments

Urban Cinefile

Urban Cinefile

press

It's amusing and endearing but rather flat dramatically.

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Urban Cinefile

Urban Cinefile

press

A little gem of a film from the writer of the acclaimed film Nebraska (2013), this is a charming two hander in which a single dad and his young son bond during the weekend from hell

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The New York Times

The New York Times

press

The pleasures are modest but rewarding in Bob Nelson's character study "The Confirmation."

0
Stuff

Stuff

press

A film that's pleasant enough to watch, but certainly won't live long in the memory.

0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

This is a smart, effective coming-of-age tale about a boy figuring out that there are gray areas to life's moral choices.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

Feature films these days rarely come as gentle and equitable as "The Confirmation."

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A winning look at fathering during a rough patch.

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Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

press

...the Confirmation becomes a string of father-son misadventures that lack memorable characters or engaging dialogue.

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At one level The Confirmation (2016) is a simple and endearing story of a young boy spending a weekend bonding with his recovering-alcoholic father. However, the Catholic ritual in the film's title and the church confessionals that bookend the film suggest more serious themes. Although labelled a comedy, the story is really a dramatic portrait of the...

4.0
0
Urban Cinefile

Urban Cinefile

press

It's amusing and endearing but rather flat dramatically.

0
Urban Cinefile

Urban Cinefile

press

A little gem of a film from the writer of the acclaimed film Nebraska (2013), this is a charming two hander in which a single dad and his young son bond during the weekend from hell

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

The pleasures are modest but rewarding in Bob Nelson's character study "The Confirmation."

0
Stuff

Stuff

press

A film that's pleasant enough to watch, but certainly won't live long in the memory.

0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

This is a smart, effective coming-of-age tale about a boy figuring out that there are gray areas to life's moral choices.

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

Feature films these days rarely come as gentle and equitable as "The Confirmation."

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A winning look at fathering during a rough patch.

0
Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

press

...the Confirmation becomes a string of father-son misadventures that lack memorable characters or engaging dialogue.

0

At one level The Confirmation (2016) is a simple and endearing story of a young boy spending a weekend bonding with his recovering-alcoholic father. However, the Catholic ritual in the film's title and the church confessionals that bookend the film suggest more serious themes. Although labelled a comedy, the story is really a dramatic portrait of the...

4.0
0