Gala / European premiere

World’s Greatest Dad

  • Bobcat Goldthwait /
  • USA /
  • 2009 /
  • 99 mins

Robin Williams, Alexie Gilmore, Daryl Sabara, Geoff Pierson, Henry Simmons, Mitzi McCall, Evan Martin, Jermaine Williams / Fiction / English

An outrageous, taboo-scorning comedy, from the maverick mind of Bobcat Goldthwait.

Robin Williams is hilarious here, playing the utter antithesis of his famed Dead Poets’ Society character. Lance Clayton is a sad-sack schoolteacher who has trouble communicating with the youth – particularly his sullen teenage son, Kyle, who basically hates everything except internet pornography. But when Kyle meets with a nasty accident, Lance sees a chance to redeem both of them... Raucous and rude, yet appealingly honest, this is black comedy at its best.

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  • #1 Kevin Matthews / Saturday 19 June, 2010 / 13:33 GMT

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