Daddy (2015)

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Colin McCormack thinks he has it all - a great job, a steady stream of hot younger guys, and a best friend whose devotion he takes for granted. But when a charming and mercurial intern sweeps him off his feet, Colin sees a chance for something more: A family of his own. What he discovers instead is a shattering secret that may cost Colin everything -- and everyone -- he holds dear.

"Daddy" is an engaging independent movie released in 2015, directed by Gerald McCullouch. The drama-comedy is based upon the successful phase play from writer Dan Via, influenced by real stories. The story centralizes around two longtime good friends and their complex relationship advancement while dealing with the exploration of their own identities in society.

Plot Summary
The movie focuses on Colin McCormack (played by Gerald McCullouch), an effective gay weatherman nearing his late forties, and his young intern partner Tee Bloom (played by Jaime Cepero). Colin's friend, Stew (played by Dan Via), is a tenured English teacher. Throughout the movie, their relationship is explored as they deal with jealousy, judgment, acceptance, and a shared history that produces an emotional intricacy.

When Colin presents his young lover Tee to Stew, insecurities and feelings surface area. Stew's discomfort amplifies as his friend begins to move away with Tee, threatening their accustomed platonic relationship. Colin's relationship with Tee flourishes, changing him into a lively, caring fan from his previous commitment-phobic persona.

Character Analysis
McCullouch's direction and representation of Colin use a real expedition of a contemporary, gay specific coming to terms with his altering life. He brings a maturity and seasoned approach to his character, portraying both vulnerability and strength. Cepero, as the young and passionate Tee, supplies a younger appeal and energy to the story. His capacity to make his romance with Colin credible and passionate kinds a crucial pillar of the story.

Dan Via's character, Stew, serves as the anchor in the film, providing a nuanced mix of being a singing conscience and a silent victim. He deals with understanding his relationship with Colin and his sense of loss when Colin finds a romantic connection. Stew embarks on a journey questioning the nature of love, platonic relationships, sexual identity, and approval, which forms a necessary subplot to the narrative.

"Daddy" raises considerable concerns about the dynamic of relationships, relationships, and understandings within society. It delves into various themes such as ageism in gay relationships, the non-nuclear meaning of a household, and the social preconception around such unconventional relationships. It also resolves the concept of 'daddy' beyond biological parenthood, clarifying deep connections formed through care, love, and shared growth.

"Daddy" intertwines humor, emotion, and thought-provoking dialogue, resulting in a sincere story with universal styles. In spite of its initial surface-level impressions as a simple love and relationship tale, the film digs much deeper into the layers of human connections, prompting the audiences to question and consider social standards and specific relationships. The movie effectively portrays the complexities surrounding non-traditional relationships and the process of understanding one's own identity. The story's potent mix of an engaging plot, fully grown performances, and relatable styles makes "Daddy" a compelling expedition of modern human relationships.

Top Cast

  • Gerald McCullouch (small)
    Gerald McCullouch
    Colin McCormack
  • Dan Via (small)
    Dan Via
    Stewart Wisniewski
  • Jaime Cepero (small)
    Jaime Cepero
    Tee Bloom
  • Tamlyn Tomita (small)
    Tamlyn Tomita
    Sharlene Hong
  • John Rubinstein (small)
    John Rubinstein
    Uncle Liam
  • Richard Riehle (small)
    Richard Riehle
    Al Rubin
  • Mackenzie Astin (small)
    Mackenzie Astin
  • Leslie Easterbrook (small)
    Leslie Easterbrook
    Mrs. McCormack
  • Brooke Anne Smith (small)
    Brooke Anne Smith
  • Mia Matthews (small)
    Mia Matthews
    Dr. Ackerman
  • Jay Jackson (small)
    Jay Jackson
    Irvin Lockwood