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World's Greatest Dad
- Robin Williams

Overview - Comedy giants Robin Williams and Bobcat Goldthwait collaborate on this darkly funny film that played at Sundance. After the shocking accidental death of his son, Lance (Williams) writes a fake suicide note to keep his family from more trouble. But Lance is a talented writer, and the letter soon becomes an entire book which Lance is eager to sell.  Read more...

 
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Overview

Comedy giants Robin Williams and Bobcat Goldthwait collaborate on this darkly funny film that played at Sundance. After the shocking accidental death of his son, Lance (Williams) writes a fake suicide note to keep his family from more trouble. But Lance is a talented writer, and the letter soon becomes an entire book which Lance is eager to sell. Goldthwait directs a cast that also includes Daryl Sabara and Alexie Gilmore.

Cast List

Bobcat Goldthwait - American Comedian
Bob Goldthwait - American Comedian
Robin Williams - American actor/comedian
Ray D. Tutto - American actor/comedian
Marty Fromage - American actor/comedian
Alexie Gilmore - actor, SHE LIKES GIRLS (2006)
Daryl Sabara - Actor, SPY KIDS (2001)
Henry Simmons - Actor, LET IT SNOW (2001)
Tim Perell
Howard Gertler - Associate Producer, JUMP TOMORROW (2001)
Sean McKittrick - Producer, DONNIE DARKO (2001)
Richard Kelly - Sight And Sound Critic
Edward H. Hamm Jr. - Executive producer
Jennifer Roth - Executive producer
Horacio Marquinez - Director of Photography
Gerald Brunskill - Composer, SLEEPING DOGS LIE, (2006)

 
Details
    DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Run Time: 99
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 876964002363
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Rating: R (MPAA)
  • Release Date: October 2014

Related Categories:
Movies > Comedies

Related Keywords:
Black Comedy
Live-Action
Parents
Teachers

 
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Reviews:
"With a merciless acuity this nihilistic comedy ridicules collective grief and the news media's cynical marketing of inspirational uplift after a death." - 08/21/2009 New York Times


"For all of its cutting cynicism, DAD proves unexpectedly moving in its portrait of a middle-aged man leaving childish things behind." - 08/28/2009 Los Angeles Times


"[A] savagely funny, unexpectedly touching exploration of the need to idealize and romanticize the dead..." -- Grade: B+ - 08/20/2009 A.V. Club


"[F]ully charged with angst and anguish and unrelenting bitterness that periodically gives way to one of the year's sweetest, sincerest character dramas." - 08/21/2009 Movieline


"[A] toxic satire of celebrity, hypocrisy, and the power of idiotic suggestion. Williams hasn't been this sympathetic in years." -- Grade: B+ - 09/04/2009 Entertainment Weekly


"[Goldthwait] does pull off the considerable feat of drawing an entirely believable, sympathetic and funny performance from Williams." - 03/01/2010 Sight and Sound


3 stars out of 5 -- "It's a great concept, zig-zagging between heart-splintering tragedy and dark comedy." - 09/01/2010 Empire


"[Williams gives] his best performance in years....Goldthwait tightens his focus and the film morphs into a provocative commentary on the exploitation of death and collective gullibility." - 09/01/2010 Sight and Sound


4 stars out of 5 -- "Goldthwait keeps us wittily wrong-footed, right up to the climax." - 10/01/2010 Total Film

 
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