kick back, relax and watch these movies
with Dad this Father’s Day
By Mira Mourad
Cheaper by the Dozen
Tom and Kate have put their careers on hold to raise their 12 children. Tom coaches the local high school football team and Kate is a stay at home mum who retired from her journalism job to be there with the kids while simultaneously writing her parenting biography. Things take a dramatic turn for the family when Tom is given a once in a life-time opportunity to coach a college team. The only glitch is he and his family must relocate to a new city leaving their lives behind. At the same time, Kate’s biography is bought by a publisher and she is required to go on a book tour to promote her book, leaving Tom in charge of the kids who are finding it difficult to adapt to their new life. Starring Steve Martin, Hilary Duff and Ashton Kutcher.
This story takes place during the Han Dynasty. Ruthless ruler Shan Yu, invades Han Chain and the Emperor commands recruitment for war. Each family is required to send one man to join the Chinese army. Mulan learns that her father, the only man in the family, has no choice but to go to war. Worried about her aging father, Mulan disguises herself as a man and goes to war instead of her father and in the process becomes one of China’s greatest heroines. Starring Ming-Na Wen, Lea Salonga and June Foray.
This animated Disney Pixar film tells the story about Marlin, an overprotective clownfish who is on the search for his missing son, Nemo, who snuck away during a school field trip. On his search, Marlin meets and befriends Dory, a genuine, bright and optimistic regal blue tang who suffers from short-term memory loss. Marlin and Dory also meet three sharks on their journey and it creates excitement as the traditional sea food chain is thrown out the window and throughout his mission, Marlin learns to take risks and show that he can indeed trust Nemo. Starring Ellen DeGeneres, Geoffrey Rush and Eric Bana.