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Daddy Longlegs

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DADDY LONGLEGS Ronald Bronstein as Lenny and Frey Renaldo as Frey

Daddy Longlegs

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
runtime:
100 minutes
Limited Release Date:
05/14/10
performer:
Ronald Bronstein
director:
Ben Safdie, Joshua Safdie
author:
2333, 6639

We gave it a C+

Drawing on their own askew childhood for inspiration, filmmaking brothers Josh and Benny Safdie cast grunge-hipster fellow filmmaker Ronald Bronstein (Frownland) as Lennie, a childish New York City dad who gets custody of his two young boys for two weeks — which may be 13 days too many. A disconcertingly jumpy tale of breathtakingly crummy parenting, the windblown movie dares a tolerant audience not to call Child Services. Sage and Frey Renaldo, sons of Sonic Youth’s Lee Ranaldo, play Lennie’s kids with hipster-child authenticity. C+

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