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World’s Greatest Dad Review

I usually don’t review movies I don’t see in theaters, but I made an exception for World’s Greatest Dad, which is open in select theaters but I was only able to see this film on demand, but I was glad that I had the option to watch the move on demand. I only heard about this film after hearing the film’s writer/director, comedian Bobcat Goldthwait‘s appearance on the Adam Carolla podcast (iTunes subscribe here).

The movie stars Robin Williams as a teacher raising his teenage son and the film mainly revolves around the school that he teaches in and his son attends. I do not want to give too much away, but this is a DARK film and while I was watching it, once I got towards the end of the film, I was baffled at how Goldthwait would end the movie. The film is all about a horrible event that happens but then gets covered up and the cover up gets a ball rolling that Robin Williams quickly loses control of. The film is very creepy and interesting, but Robin Williams played his part in a very subdued way and those types of performances are usually his best. If you can find this small film, I would go see it, but just remember, it’s not a happy happy fun time movie, even though it is directed by and stars a comedian. It was also fun to see some of the minor roles in this film were played by some recognizable faces as well, Geoffrey Pierson from Dexter and Unhappily Ever After and Henry Simmons from NYPD Blue.

Thanks to Cinemafique for the above pic.

Get a taste from the red band (NSFW) trailer below


August 28, 2009 10:51 pm - Posted by | clips, comedians, movie reviews, movies, podcasts

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