World’s Greatest Dad (2009)

World's Greatest Dad

Director: Bobcat Goldthwait

Writer: Bobcat Goldthwait

Comedies don’t get much blacker than this and I love it for that.  I hesitate to get to into detail about the story, I feel it just must be seen to be believed and going to deep into the story kind of ruins the surprises.  I generally think Robin Williams is pretty annoying when he is in his over the top roles but this film demonstrates the Williams I can love.  The one who goes for the dark and more subdued and grounded roles.

Williams plays a struggling writer/English teacher.  He is also a single Dad with a complete brat/prick for a son.  That is really all I want to say.  About 40 minutes in the movie gets pretty shocking and crazy.  Not for the faint of heart.  One of the more shocking dark comedies I have seen in years.  The lengths to which this movie goes is pretty amazing and I for one am very excited to see what writer/director Bobcat Goldthwait does next.  Definitely worth a watch in my opinion.

About Jon Watches Movies

My name is Jon and I live in New Jersey. These are the movies I have watched since January 1, 2011.
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