My Father, the Hero

1994

My Father, the Hero

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Disney not only recycled the French farce Mon Pere, Ce Heros but brought back the lead actor of the original, Gerard Depardieu, for the Americanized remake My Father, the Hero. Depardieu plays Andre, the loving but neglectful French father of fourteen-year old Nicole (Katherine Heigl), who now wants to be called Nicky. To make up for lost time, Andre picks up Nicole from the condo of his ex-wife Megan (Lauren Hutton) to take her on a vacation to the Bahamas. Nicole, bitter at her father's frequent absences and embarrassed to be seen with him in the Bahamas, concocts a tale in which she tells her fellow vacationers that Andre is her lover -- and an ex-con to boot. Andre, oblivious to whom everyone thinks he is, tries to act like a father taking his daughter on a trip, shocking everyone with unintentional double entendres. At the same time, Nicole is making eyes at the handsome Ben (Dalton James).

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  • Oct 17, 2008
    An OK movie. I don't think it would have been as...acceptable today because of the pedophilia aspect?
    Terri H Super Reviewer
  • Dec 22, 2007
    My Father The Hero is very funny Movie.
    Wahida K Super Reviewer
  • Oct 29, 2007
    Gérard Depardieu is such a cool Actor. I love his Movies. He is a Multi Talented Actor. Just Adorable. <b><u> I just love this Movie. One of my Favorate Scene: </u> Nicole: Daddy, can I talk to you about something? Andre: Of course. You can talk to me about anything. Nicole: Anything? Andre: Anything at all. What is it? Tell me. Nicole: Promise not to yell. Andre: I promise. Now tell me. Nicole: It's really not that bad. Andre: Tell me. Nicole: You said you wouldn't yell. Andre: That was not yelling, trust me. Nicole: I told Ben you weren't my father. Andre: Why? Nicole: Because I wanted to impress him. Andre: What did you tell him I was? A famous pianist? A wirter? What? Nicole: [she takes a deep breath] I told him you were my lover. Andre: Are you serious? Nicole: Yes. Andre: Are you out of your mind? What the hell were you thinking about? Nicole: You're yelling. Andre: Of course I'm yelling! My daughter tells some stranger that her father is her, her... Nicole: *Lover*! Andre: Oh, God! I hate that word. It's so... so graphic. Who else thinks this? Nicole: A few of the other people. Andre: How many of them? Nicole: All of them. Andre: All of them! Incroyable! I've been walking around here with you the past few days. They think I'm child molester! Nicole: [she starts to cry] You're yelling again. Andre: Why... why do you make up such stories? Nicole: I don't know. It just comes naturally to me. Andre: So it's genetic. Is that it? Nicole: Yes. No! I don't know. Andre: You have to tell him the truth. Nicole: I tried to. Believe me, it's not that easy. I care about him. Andre: [he smiles at her] Do you love him? Nicole: Yes, I think so. I mean, yes, I do.
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  • Sep 29, 2007
    A past childhood favorite and a guilty pleasure of today.
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