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World's Greatest Dad (2009) Movie Information

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Bob Goldthwait


Robin Williams
Henry Simmons
Daryl Sabara
Jermaine Williams
Michael Thomas Moore
Ellie Jameson





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worleyjamers 06/29/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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A really good little dark comedy. Half of the film I absolutely loved while the other half I absolutely hated; the tone is uneven and strange. I still, though, can't recommend this enough. An absolute must-see!

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Andrew 05/28/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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As far as dark comedies go, this one is pretty damn dark. It includes a teen suicide and man profiting off of it. The darkness of the story may be off-putting for some viewers, but it makes for a very accessible satire. It shows how people tend to almost deify the dead in many circumstances. Overall, it is a good dark comedy with fine performances from its cast. It has some slow moments and some of the characters don't exactly evoke sympathy, but overall its worth a watch for its off-putting subject matter and level of satire.

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dukeakasmudge 09/08/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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A really weird but good movie

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Rod 02/16/2010 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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OK. So. This movie. "World's Greatest Dad", has a great plot but the details used to run the story is really not-so-great, I think there will be a lot of alternative ideas on how Kyle dies which will be funnier and a lot easier to understand right away ( i actually don't get the point of having something tied on your neck while doing your "need"). The story has moral but it was not that clear. In terms of acting, the lead did a good job but not to the supporting roles, especially the scene when there are two girls are trying to outrun (outcrawl?) each other to get Kyle's favorite singer's album. that was really bad. As a movie in general, no cinematic technique impresses me. Just my opinion.

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This movie. Yeah, I just don't know about this movie. In all honesty, it kind of made me a little sick; it was just so uncomfortable and it was especially difficult to view after the somewhat recent death of Robin Williams. The connections between the movie and his eventual suicide are much too apparent to sit well with me. God, sometimes you could just look at his face, like that hopeless, beaten down by the world face, and everything would just hurt. It makes you wonder if he even had to stretch himself all that much to play the role of someone so depressed. The film's look at how humans romanticize the dead isn't really a new concept but I think it was well represented here, even if had its choppy moments here and there. The end scene with his next door neighbor and that kid Andrew ha...

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12/03/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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A black comedy that is actually funny, but turns very dark towards the middle of the film. This critic feels Robin Williams has the penchant for the genre (Death to Smoochy, Fisher King, etc.). Lance Clayton (Robin Williams) is a single father who dreams of becoming an author and has a sex obsessive son Kyle (Daryl Sabara). Williams was really good and absorbed his role here while Sabara provided solid support.

Plot was really dark but the humorous scenes were laughable. Lacks character development on the leads, how Lance became a single dad and how Kyle became the way he is since his father is a teacher in the school he goes too. Soundtrack was well picked and who couldn't forget Bruce Hornsby's appearance. Word's Greatest Dad is a good dark comedy about being a father when a ...

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