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Reel Life Dads Vs Real Life Dads

Posted on October 15, 2013 by Prashant There have been 1 comment(s)

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Real dad’s can feel jealous. Real moms glorify your idea of an ideal father to your kids. We bring to you 5 insanely charming reel daddies’ who’ll sweep you off your feet with their o-so-charming traits.

Arnold Schwarzenegger as Howard Langston– Jingle All the way

Remember all the hassle that Howard takes to make up for having missed his son’s karate graduation? He not only puts up a fight to win the only ‘Turbo Man’ competition for his son. Howard’s determination to fulfill his son’s Christmas wish lands him in a series of unfortunate situations. He doesn’t manage to get his son the Turbo Man, instead he lands himself in a Turbo Man costume.

Cool-o-meter: We love Howard’s determination, simplicity and the courage to follow the right path.

Will Smith as Christopher Gardner - Pursuit of Happyness

In state of absolute despair, Christopher shines like a diamond and leads his son to believe that everything will be fine. Isn’t it a sign of true heroism? I love the hide-n-seek narrative that Christopher develops for his son so they can spend a peaceful night in a public washroom.

Cool-o-meter:  Christopher’s never give up attitude, his undying optimism and his crisp charm.. Sigh, how we love Christopher Gardner!

Sean Penn as Sam  Dawson- I am Sam

Developmentally disable, loving and yet charming... Only Sean Penn can pull this one off! His love towards his daughter wouldn’t have has gone unnoticed in the devil’s suit as well. He even manages to rub off his wonders on the high-profile lawyer Rita Harrison (Michelle Pfeiffer).

Cool-o-meter: Sam’s undying, selfless love towards his daughter is a delight to watch.

Woof! Mommies out there dare not check the cool-o-meter radar. It is surely peeking high.

It’s time to get back to reality, ladies!

So, worry not daddies. Even though we all enjoy escapism, the ultimate truth stands unchanged. Reel is never real.  Ideal types are always fancy but the raw appeal that real dad’s have remains untouched. So look closer and you’ll find the world’s best father hiding in the closet!

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  • ha, ha ... this was a good read. I actually loved the way Will Smith carried the role in Pursuit of Happiness. Arnold on the other hand, just can't act as dad!

    Posted on October 15, 2013 at 8:49 pm