Overall Rank: 5056
Average Rating: 2.6/4
# of Ratings: 48
Theatrical Release Date: 08/21/2009
Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 12/08/2009
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Bob Goldthwait
Actors: Robin Williams, Henry Simmons, Daryl Sabara, Jermaine Williams, Michael Thomas Moore, Ellie Jameson
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worleyjamers - wrote on 06/29/2013
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!
Andrew - wrote on 05/28/2012
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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Camper - wrote on 04/18/2015
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 …
Daniel Corleone - wrote on 12/03/2012
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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