Okay, let’s see what we’ve got here:
“When a workaholic young executive (Kristen Bell), is left at the altar, she ends up on her Caribbean honeymoon cruise with the last person she ever expected: her estranged and equally workaholic father (Kelsey Grammer). The two depart as strangers, but over the course of a few adventures, a couple of umbrella-clad cocktails and a whole lot of soul-searching, they return with a renewed appreciation for family and life. Like Father premieres August 3 only on Netflix.”
This looks… okay, we guess? “Disposable” wouldn’t be too harsh a term. Seth Rogen is on hand in a supporting role and his wife, Lauren Miller Rogen, wrote and directed. It looks like exactly the sort of thing you’d throw on when your brain is too low on essential chemicals to commit to something challenging. It’s a default movie. Which is fine; there’s always room for those in the ecology of cinema – that evolutionary niche exists for a reason, and that reason is hungover Sundays. August 3 is a Friday, so expect the viewing numbers for Like Father to spike two days later.