Andrea’s film review – DADS

DADS ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Review by Andrea Carnevali

A joyful exploration of modern fatherhood, this documentary gathers the testimonies of dads around the world, from famous comedians to everyday parents. Available to watch on Apple +

I know, I’m very aware that I’m the ideal target audience for this sort of thing, but I REALLY REALLY REALLY LOVED this documentary. Not only did I enjoy it immensely, laughed out loud (at times it is really, really funny) and cried a few times, but it also made me want to be a better dad.

It’s the perfect film to share for Father’s Day.

Every dad should watch this…and possibly every person who’s thinking of becoming a dad, but its appeal is universal enough to be enjoyed by everyone else.

It’s not a perfect documentary, by all means: there are moments when it almost runs out of steam, but rest asssured it soon picks up again and it’s wonderful again.

What’s striking about the film is how much love and honesty there is in it! So many little moments, so many lines that resonate with anyone who’s gone through the experience of being a father.

You can never be a perfect dad and in the end your kids will be the judge of whether you’ve done a good job or not, but one thing is sure, “the moment my son was born”, to steal a quote a line from this film,” I really won the lottery” and this heartfelt documentary reminded me about it: the beauties, the struggles, the fun, the stress and most of it the huge love.

Of course the bits with Will Smith have aged quite a bit since the film’s original release (and Smith’s infamous Oscar Slap), but try to put that aside if you can…


Andrea Carnevali is a Bafta winning film maker who lives in Chiswick

DADS is available to watch on Apple +

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