Ideal Home

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There's no recipe for a perfect family.

When their son lands himself in jail, a bickering gay couple is forced to take in their grandson in this comedy-drama starring Steve Coogan and Paul Rudd.

Paul (Rudd) and Erasmus' (Coogan) don't seem to get along, but their successful cooking show prevents them from breaking up. When their derelict son (Jake McDorman) heads back to jail, the grandson shows up at their door with nowhere else to go.


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Comedy, Drama


Rating: M Coarse language, sex and drug references


FilmInk (Australia)


A couple of wild left field gags bring a nice tart counter-taste to the film’s tendency towards syrupiness.


Despite its been-there-done-that story, what saves Ideal Home from mediocrity is the irrepressible charm of Paul Rudd and Steve Coogan.


A warm-hearted ode to same-sex parenting, with a killer cast.

The Age (Australia)


Flaws and all, this is a film with a feeling for human complexities, a degree of visual intelligence and its heart in the right place. Considering the current dismal state of big-screen American comedy, that feels like a gift.