World's Greatest Dad

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Movie
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August 24, 2009 at 04:00 AM EDT

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.

World's Greatest Dad

type
Movie
Genre
mpaa
R
runtime
99 minutes
director
Bobcat Goldthwait
Cast
Daryl Sabara,
Tom Kenny
Studio
Magnolia Pictures
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