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World's Greatest Dad

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World's Greatest Dad

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
99 minutes
Limited Release Date:
08/21/09
performer:
Daryl Sabara, Robin Williams, Tom Kenny
director:
Bobcat Goldthwait
distributor:
Magnolia Pictures
genre:
Comedy

We gave it a B+

Starring: Robin Williams
Directed By: Bobcat Goldthwait
Release Date: August 21

At a 2007 dinner with his old pal Williams, comic-turned-indie auteur Goldthwait brought up an idea for a new movie. Williams was intrigued, and the two launched their latest big-screen collaboration: an off-kilter dramedy about a melancholy high school teacher whose life implodes after a freak accident. With pitch-black themes, Dad wasn’t built to show off Williams’ funnyman charms — or his legendary riffing. In fact, Goldthwait says the actor bristled when reporters at this year’s Sundance Film Festival asked if he ad-libbed much. ”He wanted to make sure I got credit as a writer,” says the director. Sounds like somebody might owe Williams a ”World’s Greatest Friend” mug.