Old Dads synopsis: What is the Netflix movie about?

Old Dads. (L to R) Bill Burr as Jack, Bokeem Woodbine as Mike, Bobby Cannavale as Connor on the set of Old Dads. Cr. Michael Moriatis/Netflix © 2023.
Old Dads. (L to R) Bill Burr as Jack, Bokeem Woodbine as Mike, Bobby Cannavale as Connor on the set of Old Dads. Cr. Michael Moriatis/Netflix © 2023. /

Bill Burr is one of the best comedians out there. He’s one of my favorites to listen to! And it’s always great when comedians also do shows and movies. Lucky for us, the talent has a new comedy film coming out on Friday, Oct. 20, 2023 right here on Netflix.

Old Dads is all about three best friends, Jack Kelly (Burr), Connor Brody, and Mike Richards, who are business partners and all had kids later in life, per the synopsis. They have to navigate the challenges of preschool, millennial CEOs, and figure out how anything made after 1987 works.

I can already tell this is sure to be a laugh-out-loud production! But there’s a sentimental side to the story as well. The fathers are going to have to work hard to “win back their families and self-respect” as well. Check out the full description and trailer below:

"Jack Kelly (Bill Burr), Connor Brody (Bobby Cannavale) and Mike Richards (Bokeem Woodbine) are best friends, business partners and old dads. After agreeing to sell their throwback sports apparel company, they’re excited to punch their tickets to the lives they’ve always dreamed of. But when the company is made over by an eccentric new millennial CEO, Jack’s anger boils over, creating a series of crises at work, home and his son’s ultra-progressive preschool. In the aftermath, Jack and his fellow old dads must fight to win back their families and self-respect on an unlikely quest that takes them from Palm Desert casinos to strip clubs to the e-scooter riddled streets of Los Angeles. A comedic adventure tale of three men who constantly find themselves out of step and behind the times, Old Dads captures the struggle to navigate an ever-changing world of culture, career and parenthood."

What you need to know about Old Dads starring Bill Burr

Burr isn’t just taking the lead onscreen, the whole movie comes from his creative mind! Old Dads marks the comedian and actor’s feature film directorial debut. He also co-wrote the script and serves as an executive producer. This is the first time he pens a feature film script as well.

Joining him onscreen as fellow fathers and besties are Bobby Cannavale as Connor Brody, and Bokeem Woodbine as Mike Richards. With all the challenges this trio are facing mentioned above, there’s still more in store for them. Burr’s character Jack has anger issues, which gets him in trouble and effects his relationship. Connor tries too hard to be cool, not accepting that he’s gotten older. When it comes to Mike, he starts to struggle when his much younger girlfriend is pregnant, per Netflix.

The cast of the movie also includes Lucifer actress Rachael Harris as Dr. Lois Schmieckel-Turner and Jackie Tohn as Cara Brody. Check out the full cast list below:

  • Bill Burr as Jack Kelly
  • Bobby Cannavale as Connor Brody
  • Bokeem Woodbine as Mike Richards
  • Rachael Harris as Dr. Lois Schmieckel-Turne
  • Katie Aselton as Leah Kelly
  • Reign Edwards as Britne
  • Jackie Tohn as Cara Brody
  • Katrina Bowden as Joanna
  • Josh Brener as Dana
  • Natasha Leggero as Kelly
  • C. Thomas Howell as Ed Cameron
  • Justin Miles as Travis Romine
  • Miles Robbins as Aspen Bell
  • Paul Walter Hauser as Larry
  • Bruce Dern as Richie Jacobs

Old Dads begins streaming Friday, Oct. 20, 2023 on Netflix.

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