Comedy / Drama
Comedy / Drama
Steve Coogan and Paul Rudd star as Erasmus and Paul, a bickering gay couple whose life is turned inside out when a ten-year old boy shows up at their door claiming to be Erasmus' grandson. Neither Paul, nor Erasmus, are ready to give up their extravagant lifestyles to be parents, but maybe this little kid has a thing or two to teach them about the value of family.
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Absolutely loved this movie!
I almost didn't watch it when I glanced at the rating but then I read the reviews! I watched it with my kids, 11 & 14 and we laughed the whole way through! It was a gorgeous movie with a wonderful message. Truly heart warming. And the scenery is stunning, great location! I assume the crappy rates are from narrow minded people.
Just so sweet
I never ever write a review or leave a feedback on a movie. But this movie was just so CUTE and Lovely. It made me laugh and story was great. This may not be your type of movie but i enjoyed it a lot.
All actors were great and entertaining in their roles. Starting was bit confusing but as time goes, all become perfect.
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In an inspired piece of casting, pairing Steve Coogan and Paul Rudd as a bickering gay couple is Ideal Home's bright spark. The two veteran actors bring their impeccable comedic timing to the roles of Erasmus (Coogan), a TV chef with an inflated ego, and his TV director partner Paul (Rudd) who spend their days on set together trading snippy remarks. After all, they say you shouldn't mix work with pleasure.
The two find their lives uprooted when Erasmus' ten-year old grandson arrives at their door looking to stay in their custody. The message soon becomes clear for these two estranged lovers: If they can learn to love the boy maybe they can learn to love each other again?
Directed by Andrew Fleming, who previously directed Coogan in the musical comedy Hamlet 2, Ideal Home is genuine but never preachy in its depiction of a gay couple bringing up a child. The film prioritises humour over offering any real insight into the challenges of parenthood with two fathers. Besides, it's not hard to surmise from the synopsis alone where the story is heading and it's the humour that makes the film when the story lets up.
Luckily Coogan and Rudd are genuinely funny and they share real romantic chemistry allowing the film to tap into a fountain full of humour and heart. Packed with witty one-liners, the film is consistently funny. In one scene, after offering alcohol to a man who responds that he's sober, Paul retorts, "I'm also sober but I'm planning to do something about it." If you're in the mood for a laugh, Ideal Home is an ideal piece of light entertainment.