Coming to Apple TV+ tomorrow, Friday, June 19:
Bryce Dallas Howard
An exploration and celebration of fatherhood.
There are relatively few documentaries focused exclusively on fathers. While actress Bryce Dallas Howard’s feature directorial debut takes a decidedly lighter and heartwarming approach, by design, it’s far from being the celebrity vanity project that some cynical viewers might too quickly dismiss. While she certainly gets a lot of traction by featuring famous fathers – among them, her own dad, Ron Howard, as well the likes of Jimmy Fallon, Ken Jeong, Neil Patrick Harris, Will Smith, Jimmy Kimmel, Conan O’Brien, and Kenan Thompson, among others – offering heartfelt reflections on fatherhood, her charming film shines when it spotlights several ordinary dads as they contend with the mundane realities of raising kids without the privilege and wealth afforded to their famed counterparts. While not a groundbreaking not particularly deep project, it remains a perfectly likeable one.