Here’s something fun for Father’s Day: who are your top choices for best book or movie dad?
I have a few…
Chevy Chase in the Vacation movies, because even though he’s a screwup, he’s really trying to give his kids great memories.
Also, Atticus Finch in To Kill A Mockingbird. Could be the best book/movie dad ever.
Don Corleone from The Godfather. Do you even have to ask?
Finally, the father from The Sound Of Music, captain Von Trapp. I mean, when you leave behind your fortune to take your children away from Nazi influence, you are pretty much number one across the board. I cry every time I watch that movie, because he, the stoic, strict, tough military man, playing the guitar and singing about his homeland while in his head he knows he is about to flee… and getting so choked up he can’t finish – great stuff.
What about you? Who would you say is a great book or movie dad?
And yes, you may include me, the dad from Savvy Stories, among the voting!