My Father the Hero

My Father the Hero
My Father the Hero
  • PG
  • 1h 30m
  • 1994
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Gerard Depardieu stars as an overprotective father who lands in hot water when his overactive teenage daughter gets in over her head at a tropical vacation resort! Soon, the mischievous teen is getting dad in big, big trouble -- hurling him into one madcap misadventure after another. Combining uproarious comedy and a beautiful island setting, MY FATHER,THE HERO, simply overflows with nonstop fun in the sun.

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Andrea Beach

Iffy premise undercuts what could have been a sweet romance.

June 25, 2017
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Chuck O'Leary

June 21, 2017
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Common Sense Says
Iffy premise undercuts what could have been a sweet romance.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that the premise of My Father the Hero is that 14-year-old Nicky tells people that Andre, the man she's on vacation with, is her lover when in fact he's her father. A lot of the comedy arises from people reacting indignantly to his supposed deviant behavior when it's all really innocent. A line is played for laughs about people thinking he's a child molester. Nicky invents wild stories to make herself seem more grown-up and interesting. When her lies start to cause problems, she attempts to fix them by adding more lies. She also manipulates people and situations. Aside from the questionable taste of the premise, there's little of concern in this story about a father and daughter coming to terms with each other. Nicky and Andre kiss on the cheek a few times, and Nicky tries to make some of these seem romantic to make her real love interest jealous. Otherwise there's one kiss on the lips and a few mild swear words, although "s--t" is used once.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy
  • Release Date:February 4, 1994
  • Languages:English, Spanish
  • Captions:English, Spanish
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