Netflix has released a trailer for their upcoming original movie, Like Father. The film stars Kristen Bell and Kelsey Grammer as a daughter/father duo reconnecting following the father’s exit from the family when his daughter was just 5.
Here’s the plot of the upcoming movie courtesy of Netflix:
“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 hilarious adventures, a couple of umbrella-clad cocktails and a whole lot of soul-searching, they return with a renewed appreciation for family and life.”
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Seth Rogan also has a role in Like Father. He isn’t highlighted as one of the leads of the cast, so his part may be a small one. His character looks to be a rebound of sorts on the cruise for Bell’s Rachel following her fiancé leaving her at the altar.
Netflix’s trailer sells the movie as an emotional journey for the estranged father and daughter. But the description specifically states that “hilarious adventures” are had. So the film is likely a comedy with Bell and Grammer’s emotional relationship serving as the heart of the project.
You can see the duo’s relationship developing through the course of the trailer. Bell is at first cold and dismissive of her estranged Dad. But you can see her stance slowly soften as you might suspect following days together at sea.
We won’t have to wait too long to see whether Netflix’s latest original film proves to be successful. Like Father begins streaming on Netflix on Friday, August 3rd. For other Netflix originals on the way, checkout our coverage of the Ryan Reynolds film Six Underground or Ricky Gervais’ upcoming series, After Life.