**1/1/2022 Edit - I rewatched this over the Xmas holiday....and I am uping this score to 5**
I couldn't wait to watch this film! I love Kevin Hart. He's hilarious and this just looks so good. Sad and funny and heart-warming.
The story follows a father who brings up his baby girl as a single father after his wife passes away.
This gave me all the emotions. Sadness, happiness, anger, and laughing til I was crying.
It drove me insane how everyone doubted Matt and if he could raise her. Even his own friends and mother. Like WTF? He might be an idiot and partially immature....he's still that girl's dad. It's all he has left of his wife. Instead of doubting him and telling him that he can't do it MAYBE, JUST maybe be there and help him. I get the MIL is sad and upset but HOW rude.
That little girl was adorable. She made me laugh!!!!!
I get the romantic interest and all, but how weird they gave her the same name as the dead mom and I didn't feel the chemistry there. IDK. I didn't really get it and it didn't jive with me. I wish they had just focused on him and the daughter. Yes, yes, it's important to find love and all and for them to move forward in life, but it shifted the story a little bit too much for me.
I am really glad the comedy didn't take over this. It felt natural and added at the right moment. The actors did amazing especially the little girl and Kevin Hart. Awesome cast overall.
In the end, I highly recommend this! It has something for everyone and you will cry. If you don't at least tear up a bit you are a monster ;).
4 stars. 5 stars!