Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Movie Review - World's Greatest Dad

I just saw this movie the other night - without any warning. This Sundance festival movie was written and directed by nervous/spastic comedian Bobcat Goldthwait. If that's not 2 red flags right there...

This movie stars Robin Williams (Lance Clayton) as a failed writer-turned-English-teacher at the local high school. His son, Kyle, a student at the school is unruly, rude, perverted and hate-able loser. The opening scene, Lance catches his son auto-erotic asphyxiating/masturbating to internet porn. The plot thickens when Kyle takes it too far one night when Williams is out on a date with the art teacher. Kyle accidentally hangs himself in his bedroom.

Being the World's Greatest Dad, Lance makes the auto-erotic activity look like a cliche suicide, writing a deep, descriptive note about why he had to leave this world. Until only now was Lance a failed writer. The note gets published in the school paper, Lance's true writing talent is not recognized and shenanigans ensue.

Best Line: "If you don't act right at dinner, I'll stab you in the face" - Lance Clayton

I give this movie 2 out of 5 stars for uncomfortable/creepy scenes and because it was not as comedic as I had hoped.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5PkGTjZccNE (sorry embedding the trailer was disabled)


  1. Ugh. Internet porn is so trashy.

  2. Wait. Bobcat Goldthwait? Who let him be a director? This sounds like a bad dream!

  3. So - like 6 months later I'm watching this. I'm not sure why. But it brings up an interesting thought: If, while in Berlin, we are approached to do a German scheiße video - how much cash do we ask for up front?