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Like Father, Like Son

Title: Like Father, Like Son

Date: 2013

Media type: Film

Category: Internal Dynamics of Families, Family Resource Management, Family Law and Policies, Ethical Issues and Dilemmas, Parenting

Keywords: response to crises, decision-making, legal conflict, professional responsibilities, dilemmas, parent-child relationships, parenting styles, types of parent

Rating: NA

Audience(s): Children Under 12, High School Age, College Age, Adults, Parents, Families

Language: Japanese

Film/Episode Summary: Would you choose your natural son, or the son you believed was yours after spending 6 years together? Kore-eda Hirokazu, the globally acclaimed director of “Nobody Knows”, “Still Walking” and “I Wish”, returns to the big screen with another family – a family thrown into torment after a phone call from the hospital where the son was born… Ryota has earned everything he has by his hard work, and believes nothing can stop him from pursuing his perfect life as a winner. Then one day, he and his wife, Midori, get an unexpected phone call from the hospital. Their 6-year-old son, Keita, is not ‘their’ son – the hospital gave them the wrong baby. Ryota is forced to make a life-changing decision, to choose between ‘nature’ and ‘nurture.’ Seeing Midori’s devotion to Keita even after learning his origin, and communicating with the rough yet caring family that has raised his natural son for the last six years, Ryota also starts to question himself: has he really been a ‘father’ all these years….

Places to view: Youtube, Google Play, Itunes

Contributor: Anonymous


Title: 30-Rock

Date: 2011

Media type: Television

Format: Episode

TV Season-Episode: Season5, Ep.15

Category: Ethical Issues and Dilemmas

Keywords: professional responsibilities, dilemmas

Rating: TV-14

Audience(s): High School Age, College Age, Adults

Language: English

Film/Episode Summary: Jack fas failed to renegotiate his contract with the nanny he and his wife have hired to watch their daughter Liddy while they both work. As Jack prides himself on his negotiation skills he takes issue with the fact that he failed to renegotiate the nanny’s pay rate, as such he reattempts the negotiations under the assumtion that he hates his daugher only to have his bluff called.

Clip Start Time: 3:40-5:20, 7:10-8:20, 9:10-10:10, 13:43-15:10

Clip Description: Jack attempts to make his daughter’s nanny renegotiate her contract under the assumption that he does not care about his daughter. His tactics are unsuccessful due to his inability to care for her himself. The clip raises points about child care, work and family, and spending time with one’s children.

Comments or Recommendations for Teaching: Is Jack unable to renegotiate successfully because he cares so much about his daughter’s wellbeing or is it because he worries he is unable to care for her properly due to the amount of time he spends working as opposed to being home with her? How do you think nanny’s impact attachment with parents when the nanny spends more time with the child than the parents do?

Places to view:  Video, Hulu, Netflix, Itunes

Contributor: Ian Brunzell-Looney

The Rookie

Title: The Rookie

Date: 2004

Media type: Film

Format: Clip

Category: Ethical Issues and Dilemmas

Keywords: professional responsibilities

Rating: G

Audience(s): Children Under 12, High School Age, College Age, Adults, Families

Language: English

Film/Episode Summary: From IMDB: “A middle aged Texas baseball coach makes the major league after agreeing to try out if his high school team made the playoffs.”

Clip Description: The first one is where the dad (Dennis Quaid) goes to a major league baseball tryout to pitch. He waits and waits in his truck with his children. He ends up changing a dirty diaper on the bed of the truck as they are calling him up to pitch. The next scene is him pitching over and over for the coach and managers and it shows how fast he pitches.

Additional Clip Description: The second clip is one where the dad (Dennis Quaid) goes by his father’s house to tell him about the tryouts and they have an interaction. The third clip is at the end of the movie when the dad’s (Dennis Quaid) father shows up at the end.

Places to view: Youtube, Amazon Video, Vudu, Google Play, Itunes

Contributor: Kevin M. Green