This is the second family orientated movie with a Wrestler in the lead i have seen recently, the other being Knucklehead
with Paul "Big Show" Wight. Knucklehead was a smidge better than this imo, with a better cast on offer.
The Chaperone in question in this case is Ray Bradstone (Paul "Triple H" Levesque -Blade Trinity
) as an ex-con just released from prison, who is dogged by his ex-partner in crime to get back in with them(come on Ray Ray he says), but he just wants to start fresh & get back in touch & rekindle his father/daughter relationship with Meredith (Ariel Winter -Modern Family
) and just get her to respect him again. However now a moody teen (he only had pictures of here aged 5 or 6) she trys to blank him, and his ex-wife is not thrilled either when he truns up on their doorstep. He tires to get a job, as his ex-wife wants, but no one will seem to hire an ex-con, so he goes to his old partner & agrees to be the driver in a bank heist. Bad idea.
Overall i thought this film was enjoyable to watch on the whole. Triple H was decent in the acting stakes, he gives a Roddy Piper-esque charm to the movie. However Ariel Winter steals the show, she was head & shoulders the stand out performance of the bunch really. The story was alright, but had it's why did he do that ? & why doesnt he ? moments in it, that it just does things for the sake of moving the story along, regardless of it being nonsensical. It is mildly funny in places, although a bit predictable & frustrating in others for the reasons i just explained.
In Conclusion, The Chaperone is a Decent Kid's orientated movie, and you wouldnt be suprised to see it on t.v as a Sunday Afternoon movie. I cant fully Reccomend it, as it doesnt hit all the right notes for me. It's OK.