Originally Posted by Dr Koin
Huh, question for those who saw the Martian.
Are there any references to someone loosing their father in the movie ?

I was planning to watch it with my buddy, but he just lost his father to the floodings in France, so, yeah, you know, I think it would be a bad idea to try and cheer him up with a movie that could even remotely hint at that drama.

You are incredibly considerate...I don't know whether there are any references to a father though. Haven't seen it yet.
But as someone that has lost his father earlier this year...even the smallest details will remind him of that event. It's something...that I'd say changes you.
In any case...I thank you already for him to be so foreseeing. You're a good man.
Hopefully someone else will be able to give you a better answer.