I’m Here For Paul Rudd And His Dad Beard In Queer Comedy ‘Ideal Home’

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I don’t know about all of you, but I’m digging Paul Rudd’s bearded look in the queer comedy Ideal Home, which also stars Steve Coogan. The trailer, while feeling a bit dated, does point toward a (hopefully) funny film.

Ideal Home has Paul Rudd and Steve Coogan playing a gay couple who have to make changes to their grand lifestyle when Erasmus’ grandson enters the picture. I have to admit that the trailer does show stereotypical queer characters. However, Paul Rudd’s bearded look makes up for it.

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Here’s the official synopsis:

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 thing or two to teach them about the value of family.

Principal photography for Ideal Home took place in 2016, and maybe that’s why the jokes feel a bit dated to me? Anyway, it does star Paul Rudd and Steve Coogan. So, it might make for an enjoyable viewing experience. Here’s to hoping!

The trailer kind of reminded me of a Swedish comedy-drama titled Patrick, Age 1.5. It’s an awesome film, with surprisingly heavy moments, that shows a gay couple’s life changing for the better when a kid enters in an unexpected manner. You should all go and watch it right now.

I guess we can expect Ideal Home to follow a similar route where the leads learn lessons about themselves and what it means to be a family, etc.

Paul Rudd previously played a queer character in The Object of My Affection which was released in 1998.

Ideal Home has been written and directed by Andrew Fleming. Signature Entertainment recently finalized the UK distribution rights. It’ll open in theatres on June 21, 2018.

What are your thoughts on Ideal Home and Paul Rudd’s beard? Let us know.

Author: Farid-ul-Haq

Farid has a Masters in Psychology and an M.Phil in Molecular Genetics. He is the author of numerous books including Arousing the Legacy, Missing in Somerville, The Game Master of Somerville, and The Escaped Murderer of Somerville. He gives us insight on comics, books, TV shows, anime/manga, video games, and movies.



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