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Robert De Niro’s ‘About My Father’ Sets VOD Release Date

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‘About My Father’ Starring Robert De Niro Sets VOD Release Date

Lionsgate has announced the upcoming release of ‘About My Father,’ a side-splitting comedy directed by Sebastian Maniscalco, on Premium Video on Demand. This uproarious film delves into the realm of family embarrassments, relationships, and the true meaning of kinship. Through a heartwarming and comical lens, this family gathering resonates with the ups and downs experienced in our own familial adventures.

The story revolves around Salvo (Robert De Niro) and his son, Sebastian (Maniscalco). As Sebastian and his fiancée Ellie (Leslie Bibb) visit her family’s house for a memorable Fourth of July weekend, they decide to extend an invitation to Salvo. When Salvo meets Ellie’s affluent and eccentric relatives, the stark cultural and socioeconomic disparities become apparent. As the weekend unfolds into a riotous clash of cultures, Sebastian and Salvo discover the essence of family and the beauty found within its complexities.

Get to Know the Cast and Crew of ‘About My Father’

Loosely inspired by Maniscalco’s own relationship with his father, the film provides an endearing portrayal of Italian American families. Salvo’s attempt to acclimate to Ellie’s quintessentially American family results in comedic gold, as their distinct cultures and mannerisms create opportune moments for laughter. Backed by a remarkable cast and skilled crew, ‘About My Father’ is a must-see production that has garnered widespread acclaim for its direction and impeccable comedic timing.

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In an interview with FilmSweep, director Laura Terruso, who herself hails from an Italian American background, expressed her enthusiasm for helming the film. She described the project as a perfect fit, given her Sicilian heritage and the film’s focus on Sebastian’s relationship with his Sicilian father. Terruso felt an instant personal connection to the material, the characters, and the world portrayed, which compelled her to take on the directorial role.

The film marks a reunion for Maniscalco and De Niro, who previously collaborated in Netflix’s ‘The Irishman.’ Leslie Bibb (Iron Man, The Inhabitant) portrays Sebastian’s girlfriend Ellie, while Anders Holm (Inventing Anna) takes on the role of Ellie’s father, Lucky Collins. Davis Rasche (Burn After Reading, Men in Black 3) stars as Bill, and Kim Cattrall (How I Met Your Father) appears as Tigger—both playing pivotal roles in Ellie’s family. Maniscalco co-wrote the script with Austen Earl, while Chris Weitz, Paul Weitz, Andrew Miano, and Judi Marmel serve as producers.

‘About My Father’ premieres on PVOD on June 16.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about family comedy

When does ‘About My Father’ premiere?

‘About My Father’ premieres on PVOD on June 16.

Who are the main actors in the movie?

The movie stars Robert De Niro as Salvo, Sebastian Maniscalco as Sebastian, Leslie Bibb as Ellie, and Kim Cattrall as Tigger, among others.

What is the genre of ‘About My Father’?

‘About My Father’ is a hilarious family comedy that explores familial embarrassments, relationships, and the meaning of family.

Is the movie based on a true story?

While the movie is loosely based on Sebastian Maniscalco’s own relationship with his father, it is a fictional story that provides a heartfelt representation of Italian American families.

Who directed ‘About My Father’?

The movie was directed by Laura Terruso, who herself has Italian American descent and felt a personal connection to the material and characters.

What can we expect from the movie?

‘About My Father’ offers a comical and heartwarming lens into the ups and downs of family dynamics, as well as cultural clashes and humorous moments that arise from the differences in cultures and mannerisms.

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PopcornAddict June 12, 2023 - 9:29 pm

markin my calendar for june 16! gonna grab my popcorn and settle in for a night of laughter and famly fun with ‘about my father’. bring on the comedic genius of de niro and maniscalco!

CinemaBuff42 June 12, 2023 - 9:42 pm

the cast of this movie is amazing! robert de niro is a legend and his chemistry with sebastian maniscalco is gonna be off the charts. i’m also excited to see kim cattrall and leslie bibb in the mix. gonna be a blast!

FilmFanatic June 13, 2023 - 12:05 am

‘about my father’ seems like a heartwarming film tht captures the essence of family. the fact tht its loosely based on sebastian maniscalco’s real life relationship with his dad adds an extra layer of authenticity. looking forward to the premiere!

Cinephile87 June 13, 2023 - 2:14 am

i luv how this movie explores the differnces btween cultures nd famlies. the clash of traditions nd mannerisms sounds like a recipe for hilarious moments! definitely gonna watch it!

MovieLover21 June 13, 2023 - 4:35 pm

omg im sooo excited 4 ‘about my father’!! robert de niro nd sebastian maniscalco r gr8 actors. its a funny famly comedy that premiers on pvod on june 16. cant wait!!


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