Ideal Home (2018)

# 14850 IMDb

Ideal Home (2018

taglineThese Dads Suck

Director: Andrew Fleming

Stars: Paul Rudd, Alison Pill, Steve Coogan, Kate Walsh, Kristin Berg

Comedy, Drama (1h 31min)


Rated 6.4 after 4,407 votes, 62% postive reviews on 12-Jan-19.

2 wins & 2 nominations


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


Andrew Fleming (director) Steve Coogan Paul Rudd Jesse Luken Evan Bittencourt Jack Gore Jake McDorman

Steve Coogan (Erasmus), Paul Rudd (Paul), Jesse Luken (Director), Evan Bittencourt (Tino), Jack Gore (Bill), Jake McDorman (Beau Brumble), Eric Womack (Officer Forrest), Sarah Minnich (Crack Head Lady), Monique Candelaria (Officer Guttierez), Stafford Douglas (Caterer), Kate Walsh (Kate), Javier Gonzales (Mayor), Susan Feniger (Susan (as Susan L. Feniger)), Pam Brady (Barb Holt), Will Gluck (Doug Holt), Alex Guarnaschelli (Alex), Nathalie Kent (Nathalie), Maria Teresa Arida (Maria), Frances Lee McCain (Doris), Emma Armstrong (Checkout Girl), Jordyn Aurora (Leticia (as Jordyn Aurora Aquino)), Kristin Berg (Taco Bell Manager), Drew Droege (Drew), Mark D'Onofrio (Mark), Alison Pill (Melissa from Child Protective Services), Lora Martinez-Cunningham (Ms. Garcia), Josey Smith (Whitney), Marie Wagenman (Little Girl at Indian Party), Mason Howell (Boy at Indian Party), Mark Rowe (Middle Class Dad), Jenny Gabrielle (Middle Class Mother), Ian Morris (Bill's Friend), Courtney Cunningham (Paramedic), Jade Vargas (Symphony), Mike Miller (Town Car Driver), Jacob Browne (Judge), Toney Anton (Waiter (uncredited)), Richard Beal (Church Member (uncredited)), Stephen Conn (Christmas Reveler / Church decorator / Lighting tech (uncredited)), Sheila Eden (Tango Wife (uncredited))...

From the same director


Andrew Fleming (written by)

Produced by

Maria Teresa Arida (producer), Katie Mustard (co-producer), Clark Peterson (producer), Aaron Ryder (producer), Maxime Rémillard (producer), David Scharf (associate producer), Gabrielle Tana (producer), Lauren Versel (executive producer), Lisa Wolofsky (executive producer)



I didn't know what to expect when I started watching, but I was drawn in very quickly. Set in Santa Fe - brilliant idea - and a typical gay couple behaviour, not trying to be nice, just themselves, getting a 12-year-old child by surprised. Others said it was a comedy, that they have laughed... but I did not laugh, just smiled from time to time, and it was good enough. The story and acting are good, believable, and it kept me interested throughout. In a time of so many bad movies produced, this film is a little jem of rationality and good sense. Really liked it, and I hope you will too.


The film derives its from director Andrew Fleming's life, where he was in a 23-year relationship with a man who had a son from a previous marriage and they all lived together.

11 total 


2 wins & 2 nominations 
Edinburgh International Film Festival • FilmOut San Diego, US • London Critics Circle Film Awards

Other titles

A Modern Family (Italy) • Идеальный дом (Russia)



Australia:M / Netherlands:12 / Taiwan:R-12 / United Kingdom:15



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