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The Confirmation (2016)



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Walt, a down-on-his luck carpenter, is tasked with entertaining his eight-year-old son Anthony while Anthony's mom and her new husband are away. But when Walt's prized toolbox is stolen, a quiet father-and-son weekend turns into an adventure of a lifetime. Aided by an oddball drywall repairman, Walt and Anthony go on a wildly funny search for the thieves-and find something they never imagined: a true family connection.

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Stephen Tobolowsky
as Father Lyons
Glenn Beck
as Old Man in Church
John Stewart
as Bar Patron 1
Dean Wray
as Bar Patron 2
Tom Pickett
as Bartender Al
Luvia Petersen
as Bartender Nancy
Mel Tuck
as Guy Bishop
Arkie Kandola
as Mechanic
Kwesi Ameyaw
as Boeing Engineer
Elan Ross Gibson
as Trellis Lady
Jennifer Copping
as Roger's Wife
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All Critics (32) | Top Critics (15)

Owen, with his hangdog handsomeness, brings a fragile sense of legitimacy to our hope that Walt is a good man. Lieberher is superb as his straight-talking and honest son. The scenes between the two are tender and sometimes funny.

September 23, 2016 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

The Confirmation takes a low-key approach to the role of faith in family life, and that attitude pays off.

August 2, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The Confirmation becomes a string of father-son misadventures that lack memorable characters or engaging dialogue.

March 24, 2016 | Rating: C | Full Review…

Astute look at working class people... Compassionately executed...

March 18, 2016

This is a smart, effective coming-of-age tale about a boy figuring out that there are gray areas to life's moral choices.

March 18, 2016 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Nelson ties perhaps too neat of a bow on the proceedings, but there's no denying the warmth and amiable spirit of "The Confirmation."

March 18, 2016 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

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One of the treats of this blue collar father/son bonding experience weekend is how much lying is woven into the fabric of our lives, and how we manage to find worth despite the tsunami of them. Even the people trying not to lie are in fact lying quite a bit. For that reason alone this work is the most mature rendering seen perhaps ever and worthy of must see status.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

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