Bad Dad Rehab (2016) - movie review on The Movie Scene

Bad Dad Rehab (2016)   3/53/53/53/53/5


Malik Yoba in Bad Dad Rehab (2016)

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Tristan (Robert Ri'chard - Coach Carter) loves his clothes, his sneakers and also his women but when it comes to his children from his various girlfriends well they don't matter. Pierre (Rick Gonzalez) like wise isn't interested in the child he has fathered but agreed to joint custody only to keep the maintenance payments down. For the wealthy Jared (Robert Christopher Riley) his career is more important than his daughter which leads to her becoming estranged from him. And as for Shawn (Wesley Jonathan - Whitney Houston: A Tragic Love), he would love to spend time with his kids but his wife won't let him, in fact she has a restraining order against him as after he lost his business things turned bad. These four guys all find events in their lives leading them to "Dead Beat Dad" a rehab programme run by Mr. Leon (Malik Yoba - Cool Runnings) to help bad dads to become good dads.

As movies go "Bad Dad Rehab" is not complicated and doesn't really need a lot written about it. We have four very different men, three of them are neglectful fathers and the fourth ended up at loggerheads with his wife and now can't see his children. What we get to see is each of these men being shown the cold hard truth about how they have let down their children and their partners and through the "Dead Beat Dad" rehab programme try to change to be better. Yes there are individual dramas from Pierre not wanting to admit he is a child's father to Tristan being too busy with his looks to notice he is about to be robbed in front of his children but for the most "Bad Dad Rehab" is simple with very little which will surprise you, although one thing did when it comes to Pierre's story.

The thing is that whilst "Bad Dad Rehab" isn't complicated it is a movie filled with wisdom, not just for dads who are struggling to try and be good but anyone who is dealing with having come to a point in their lives where they need to change but are struggling, be it admitting to their own flaws to having the strength to go again when life knocks them down again. I could go on but all I would be doing is telling you all about the inspirational and motivational scenes in "Bad Dad Rehab" and the strength of the movie comes from watching and getting to understand each of these character's struggles but also getting to see them wake up to their futures as responsible, loving dads.

What this all boils down to is that "Bad Dad Rehab" is a pretty obvious movie which for the most doesn't take you by surprise when it comes to the journeys which these me go on. But this is a movie with wisdom and as such it has a great motivational quality which will attract those who like motivational movie quotes and movie scenes


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