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My Thoughts: Both Travolta and Williams have been slightly out of the film circuit for a while as they dealt with their own tragedies (Travolta over the death of his son and Williams with his health scare). Surprisingly this film was filled quite a few years ago and releases were delayed explaining why Bernie Mac appears in this film long after his demise (although it was nice to see him again).

I do have to admit that Williams has somewhat withered a little, and you can sense watching this film that he is not quite at ease with himself in this role. Still, this aside, he still pulls off some very touching, and at the same time humourous scenes without the usual zany antics that have put so many people off from watching his movies. Travolta's part here is also somewhat out of depth but at the same time, his comedic performance was incredible and there was some chemistry that worked with Williams quite well.

The story itself is charming, not completely original (think Mrs. Doubtfire without the drag) but there is some truly funny laugh out loud moments that do redeem the unoriginality (such as the constant references to 'grandparents', and the hellish affair of getting old). Definitely a good comedy that reminds you of the older stuff that used to come out in the nineties. Definitely give this one a watch.

The Plot: Dan, a hardworking business man and newly divorced singleton is talked into taking a trip with his wild best friend Charlie to broaden his horizons and proclaim himself a 'free man'. Unfortunately, too many drinks and too much influence lead Dan into partying himself into a misspelled tattoo, one crazy night, and sudden marriage to be annulled the day later. Seven years afterwards Dan finds out that he is the father of seven year old twins that he will have to care for while Vicki, their mother, is imprisoned following a political protest.

Suddenly Dan's life is thrown into chaos as learning overnight he is not only a father, but also has no idea how to be a father, leads him into some very odd situations. Luckily, he has his best friend the womanizing Charlie to help him.
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on 23 May 2010
Okay i saw this movie with my mum,dad and my older brother, i didnt know what to expect but i was told it was funny so i gave it a shot and im so glad i did my mum and dad dont laugh very much they dont find much funny and my dad was in tears he was laughing so much as were all of us i love this film and cannot wait for it to come out to buy, its very well put together and u dont expect someof the things to happen like the kids where staying at there dad and friends house (trovolter and williams) and they accidently mixed up there tablets so they put them in anywhere and robie and john took there tablets the results are brilliant, and they end up with a smile like a chesire cat fantastic movie i would recommend to anyone
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This is a movie with the feel of an old fashion Disney movie, but designed for the modern expanded definition of family. Seven years ago Robin Williams got divorced. His buddy, John Travolta takes him to South Beach where Williams meets a girl, gets drunk, gets married, then has it annulled. However Williams still has feelings for his one night wife and after 7 years writes her a letter.

They meet and he finds out he is the father of her two children. Through a series of circumstances, Williams agrees to watch his estranged kids for 2 weeks. Travolta aids Williams as they attempt to play dad with disastrous results. The jokes are a bit trite and much of the humor is slap stick. Most adults will find something to enjoy in the film while they watch it with their kids. The theme of the movie is that friends, love, and family are the most important things in life and together we can work through anything.
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on 5 August 2013
one of the funniest films I have seen. All family enjoyed it. Funniest first time of viewing
because not quite as funny when know what is coming but still extremely funny with
subsequent watching
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on 18 February 2014
Fantastically funny film. The product was ordered as a last minute gift so i was a little apprehensive. I need not have been. Arrived in time for xmas and appreciated by the recipient!
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on 16 April 2013
Hilarious, little known Robin Williams film. Travolta and Williams team up well and the simple, luvvy-duvvy, buddy come children film is well produced. A film to relax to.
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on 2 February 2014
My son who is now 4 loves this film as does everyone else.What a great family film with so many laughs that you will probably laugh too much.
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VINE VOICEon 2 April 2010
Robin Williams has been around for a while now and I think this has to be one of my favourite of his recent films, it's hillariouus harmless laugh out loud comedy suitable for the whole family. It is brilliant, Williams, Travolta and Seth Green are brilliant in their roles and I have laughed so hard at a film for a long while. Perfect!
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on 16 July 2015
It's a funny old world being Travolta and Williams. They are capable of making excellent movies, and then they decide to make movies like this.

It's a funny movie though, editing is poor and travolta should really leave the weaves and make up alone and just go with age, but this is charming stuff, and the two leads make it just about worthwhile.

Story is simple Willaims finds out he has kids with Kelly Preston (see what they did?), but she has to go to prison for two weeks, so Willaims has to look after the kids.

Travolta helps out because he is a cool dude and has a nice flat, and there is some sub-plot involving a deal with Japan, but due to the moral of the story, this goes begging, because after all, families come first.

In the process of the film, Bernie Mac controls Willaims in a puppet suit, Seth Green gets a cuddle from a gorilla, Travolta mixes up drugs, and Williams saves the day on a jet pack.

Oh, and Matt Dillon plays a scout leader.

silly, silly stuff, but harmless and fun.
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on 12 January 2014
I love this film I didn't stop laughing john Travolta and Robbin Williams act well together it's worth a watch...
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