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Ideal Home (15)

Drama, Comedy

Two men find themselves caring for a ten year-old boy.

The critical consensus

The forgettable title and cookie-cutter concept may seem lazy, but Coogan and Rudd work their asses off to make Erasmus and Paul the most memorable screen gay men since The Birdcage. It’s caustic, authentic, and very, very funny.

****(*)David Hughes, Empire Online, 04/07/2018

Ideal Home is completely predictable and very sentimental, but comfortingly entertaining as it breezes past.

***(*)(*)Allan Hunter, The List, 02/07/2018

Often crass, generally bewildering.

**(*)(*)(*)Hannah Woodhead, Little White Lies, 04/07/2018

Ideal Home may not startle us with its plot twists but it’s a good deal fresher and more irreverent than most family fables – and it never gets too preachy either.

***(*)(*)Geoffrey Macnab, The Independent, 05/07/2018

The film is chary of the cynicism or satire that it initially appears to be serving up. There are simply no funny lines here.

*(*)(*)(*)(*)Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian, 06/07/2018

Every joke’s punchline is that these characters are gay, making it difficult to understand who exactly, in 2018, the film hopes to make laugh.

**(*)(*)(*)Simran Hans, The Observer, 08/07/2018

Where and when?

General release. Check local listings for show times.

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