Bob Parr/Mr. Incredible has always reminded me of my dad. Both have trouble asking for help, admitting they’re wrong, and expressing their feelings, and they always try to act like they know what they’re doing and try to take care of absolutely everyone. They even look a little alike. This is why the scene where Bob apologizes to Violet in Incredibles 2 made me so sad – because my dad would never do that. Bob grew past his flaws. My dad has not.
Seeing Incredibles 2 w/my mom was very uncomfortable. She hates going to the movies, but took me because she knew I wanted to see it. During the scene where Helen & Bob start fighting during dinner, a kid said ‘they’re going to get a divorce!’ & half the people in the theater laughed. She was angry after that because she’s trying to divorce my dad & it’s been the most stressful & heartbreaking thing both of us have been through. I wasn’t able to enjoy the movie because I was worried about my mom
I lost my job a few months after my daughter was born, so right now I’m the stay-at-home Dad while my wife and her parents work. I loved seeing Bob in Incredibles 2 doing parent work because I know exactly how hard (but rewarding) it is. I laughed a lot, and I hope other parents can enjoy the Parr family antics too.