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The Confirmation (2016)


Eight year old Anthony is somewhat uneasy about spending the weekend with his alcoholic, down-on-his-luck carpenter dad Walt while his mom Bonnie and her new husband Kyle go to a Catholic retreat together. Walt is just as uneasy about spending time with Anthony, especially since their first day together is a series of characteristically unfortunate events, including 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 Walt and Anthony set about finding the guy who stole the tools and improvise around their other misfortunes, they begin to discover a true connection with each other, causing Walt to become a better father and Anthony to reveal the promise and potential of the good man he will become.

The Confirmation (2016)

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Released Year: 2016
Runtime: 101 minutes
Genre: Comedy
Directors: Bob Nelson
Writers: Bob Nelson

Storyline


Eight year old Anthony is somewhat uneasy about spending the weekend with his alcoholic, down-on-his-luck carpenter dad Walt while his mom Bonnie and her new husband Kyle go to a Catholic retreat together. Walt is just as uneasy about spending time with Anthony, especially since their first day together is a series of characteristically unfortunate events, including 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 Walt and Anthony set about finding the guy who stole the tools and improvise around their other misfortunes, they begin to discover a true connection with each other, causing Walt to become a better father and Anthony to reveal the promise and potential of the good man he will become.

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Reviews


88
Philadelphia Inquirer - Tirdad Derakhshani
The Confirmation is a powerful directorial debut from 59-year-old writer Bob Nelson, who received an Oscar nomination for his first screenplay, Nebraska.
80
The New York Times - Andy Webster
The pleasures are modest but rewarding in Bob Nelson’s character study The Confirmation.
75
The Seattle Times - Soren Andersen
A surprisingly sweet-spirited picture about a man’s redemption and a boy’s initiation into the ways of the world.
75
The A.V. Club - Adam Nayman
The Confirmation isn’t much to look at, and its rhythms are wobbly (the quest narrative starts to feel strained early on), but Nelson is a dogged enough dramatist that even the story’s resolutions—even the really pat and obvious ones—are satisfyingly earned.
70
Village Voice - Alan Scherstuhl
The movie's not just good but moving, funny and true to the way people actually live in hard-times America.

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