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10 Movie Father Figures Better Than The Real Dads
Celebrate Father's Day with the substitute-dads who definitely deserve a card

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10 Movie Father Figures Better Than The Real Dads | Will Freeman (Hugh Grant)
Will Freeman (Hugh Grant)

Falling more into the 'unwitting father figure' category, Will is your typical playboy type, happy to sleep around and ignore real relationships. That is, until he seemingly connects with Marcus (Nicholas Hoult), a quirky, troubled lad with bully problems and a mother (Toni Collette) whose depression leads her to attempt suicide. While Will is initially unhappy to have the lad hanging around, he does provide some valuable fashion advice (which, admittedly backfires) and tries to coach the boy on how to become a man. Who better to teach a stumbling, self-esteem-challenged lad how to behave than a cocksure cad? As it turns out, Will has more of a heart than even he thought, so he’s an ideal candidate.

Father’s Day Gift Recommendation: One of those books on understanding women. Even if he hates it, you can have fun mocking it together.

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L: steveg66 Glenn Ford's Jonathan Kent. A wise, gentle man. There wasn't enough of him in Superman. I still sniff when he dies. onathan Kent to all intents and purposes Clark's real dad. He doesn't meet Jor-El until he's an adult. More

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