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World's Greatest Dad (2009)

World's Greatest Dad

Overview


Genre

Comedy

Release Date

August 21, 2009 (Limited)

MPAA Rating

R

Duration

98 min.

Studio

Magnolia Pictures

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Go! Watch this movie. You'll regret if not seeing it.    Readers  5 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Director

Bob Goldthwait

Producer

Richard Kelly, Sean McKittrick, Tim Perell, Howard Gertler

Screenwriter

Bob Goldthwait

Starring

Story


A thoughtful but outrageous comedy from Bobcat Goldthwait, "World's Greatest Dad" is a story about a man that learns the things you want most may not be the things that make you happy, and that being lonely is not necessarily the same as being alone. Robin Williams stars as Lance Clayton, a man who has learned to settle. He dreamed of being a rich and famous writer, but has only managed to make it as a high school poetry teacher. His only son Kyle (Daryl Sabara) is an insufferable jackass who won't give his father the time of day. He is dating Claire, the school's adorable art teacher, but she doesn't want to get serious - or even acknowledge publicly that they are dating. Then, in the wake of a freak accident, Lance suffers the worst tragedy and greatest opportunity of his life. He is suddenly faced with the possibility of all the fame, fortune and popularity he ever dreamed of, if he can only live with the knowledge of how he got there.

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..overly desperate to both traumatize and touch..”
by Nick Schager [Slant Magazine]
“..really, really good movie..”
by Scott Knopf [Film Threat]
“..tad too long..”
by Lou Lumenick [New York Post]