About My Father Blu Ray Review (Lionsgate)
About My Father is a 2023 comedy film directed by Laura Terruso (Good Girls get High, Work It, and I want my phone Back). It was written by comedian Sebastian Maniscalco (Is It Me?, Stay Hungry, Aren’t You Embarrassed?, and Why would you do That?) and Austen Earl (The Santa Clauses, Happy Together, and The Millers). The film is loosely based on Sebastian’s life and his relationship with his father. The budget was $29 million and it grossed $18.2 million at the box office. Sebastian (played by: Sebastian Maniscalco from The Irishman, The Super Mario Bros, Green Book, and Tag) informs his traditional Italian immigrant father Salvo (played by: Robert De Niro from Heat, Goodfellas, Casino, Meet the Parents/Fockers/Little Fockers, The War with Grandpa, Dirty Grandpa, Joker, The King of Comedy, Analyze This/That, and Silver Linings Playbook) about his plan to propose to his American girlfriend Ellie (played by: Leslie Bibb from Iron Man 1/2, Law Abiding Citizen, The Babysitter 2, Running with the Devil, and Tag) but Salvo insists on joining them for a weekend with her parents (played by: David Rasche from Burn After Reading and Kim Cattrall from Big Trouble in Little China). Despite the clash between their two cultures and initial perception of having nothing in common he decides to let his father join him for the big weekend. Can they all get along or will it be pure chaos????About My Father brings the iconic Robert De Niro back to the big screen. Since his nasty divorce, the legend has been forced to take roles in all kinds of small and b-movie projects the last few years. So it’s nice to see him in a bigger movie every once in awhile like this. I’ve noticed as De Niro has gotten older, the comedy genre is his most regular role these days. It works because he has always had great comedic timing and he’s just hilarious. About My Father is loosely based on Sebastian’s real life. Comedian Sebastian Maniscalco is the lead here. Honestly, he’s really not that great of an actor but he is able to basically play himself in this one. He took full control on this project and About My Father turned out good. Actors like De Niro and Leslie Bibb really elevated Sebastian in this comedy. De Niro is my all time favorite actor, this is one of his better performances in awhile. His chemistry with everyone is hilarious. It has a solid supporting cast with a few familiar faces in it. It has a little bit of everything thrown in here which includes drama, romance, father/son, and the obvious comedy. This is definitely worth the watch, it has some really humorous moments. RECOMMENDED!!!!