The score is obtrusive and generic; the sound editing makes a shootout sound reminiscent of an old Western; continuity errors abound."Papa" often feels more like a play, as if the actors are straining to emote to the cheap seats. When Ed, for example, is shown crying in the rain after fighting with Hemingway, we hardly need voice-over explaining that he's sad.Given the film's weirdly uneven pacing and overly expository dialogue, Sparks doesn't have much to work with.Before the call comes from Hemingway, the movie hustles through some of Ed's past: His father abandoned him as a child; then he gets a job as a reporter, where he starts dating a co-worker (Minka Kelly).Papa has gone on another adventure but this time leaving you in charge of the Papas Pizzeria.You will have to take the order from the customer, create the pizza how he wants it, cook it for the ti... Take orders, custom make burgers and serve hungry customers in Papa's Burgeria!With his beard and belly, stage actor Adrian Sparks looks the part - especially when he is lazing around on his fishing boat, his shirt fully unbuttoned.
When Ed explains that he's an orphan, Hemingway says, "We'll be your family, huh kid?
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"Papa" is less a phenomenal true story than a missed opportunity.
The director should have listened to the advice Hemingway himself gives the kid: "It's the power of less." Snapshot: A period drama -- and the first Hollywood film shot predominately in Cuba more than a half century -- about a young journalist who heads to 1959 Havana to meet his literary idol, Ernest Hemingway.