• Ideal Home (2018)

Ideal Home

Release Date: June 29th, 2018

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 31 min

Plot Summary

Celebrity chef Erasmus and his partner, Paul, have a happy and rather self-indulgent life together. Their perfect existence is soon turned upside down when, at a dinner party, Erasmus is confronted by the grandson he never knew he had. With the child's father in prison, Erasmus and Paul decide to take him in since he has nowhere else to go.

Cast: Paul Rudd, Steve Coogan, Alison Pill, Jake McDorman, Jack Gore, Lora Martinez-Cunningham, Jenny Gabrielle, Frances Lee McCain

Director: Andrew Fleming

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Raygun Productions

Keywords: Friend , Hilarious , 2010s , Playful , Amusing , Touching , School , Relationships , Offbeat , Love , Growing up , Quest , Family

Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    Frank ScheckThe Hollywood Reporter

    The fun stems mainly from the amusing interactions between the two main characters so deliciously played by Coogan and Rudd. Both actors are at peak form here, with Coogan clearly having a blast as the flamboyant Erasmus and Rudd employing his expert deadpan delivery and gift for comic timing as the slow-burning Paul. show more

  • 80
    Dan CallahanTheWrap

    The tone of Ideal Home can be very sharp, and some of the satirical scenes have real bite. Fleming’s writing is at its best here when he is sending up the exaggerated sensitivity of liberals when they are dealing with a minority and not sure what might offend them. show more

  • 75
    Sara StewartNew York Post

    As a snarky, stylish Santa Fe couple, Paul Rudd and Steve Coogan deploy a wit drier than the sprawling landscape surrounding their desert mansion. If you enjoy your comedies devoid of easy sentimentality (as this reviewer does), this one’s for you. show more

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