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World's Greatest Dad

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World's Greatest Dad

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+

World’s Greatest Dad, Bobcat Goldthwait’s latest garishly potty-mouthed and over-the-top black comedy, blows up every rule of taste, good cinema, and common sense, and somehow gets away with it. Robin Williams plays a high school poetry teacher despised by his awful, sullen, computer-porn-addicted son (Daryl Sabara). Without revealing too much, let’s just say that a flowery suicide note turns the kid into a figure of worship — and the movie into a toxic satire? of celebrity, hypocrisy, and the power of idiotic suggestion. Williams hasn’t been this sympathetic in years. B+

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