The Other F Word
The Other F Word (2011)

Punk rock dad: an oxymoron? The Other F Word, with charm and wit, explores the bizarre transformation of punk rockers (featuring Pennywise's Jim Lindberg, whose anthem is "F--- Authority") into soccer dads. The L.A. punk… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 31, 2012
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Critic Score: 77% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Joe Heim
Washington Post

There are delicious contrasts between the musicians in full-on punk-rock mode and in full-on dad mode.

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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic

For the most part the film is an interesting, and occasionally fascinating, look at getting older and taking on responsibility.

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

If you ever listened to punk rock from the 80s or 90s and thought how hard it's going to be for these guys to deal with their own kids, this documentary reveals that truth.

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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

Blink-182's Mark Hoppus has an especially good line about the all-consuming nature of being a pop: "It's like red matter from Star Trek. It just sucks everything in."

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Mark Feeney
Boston Globe

Lindberg's throwaway self-description of himself as getting by during a tour "on Ambien and hair dye'' may be the best line in a movie full of good ones.

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John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

The film's subjects may consider themselves non-conformists, but the movie's style -- the use of colorful graphics, fast-forwards, jump cuts and other computer-editing tricks -- is the epitome of mainstream.

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Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle

These cute little domestic interludes give The Other F Word a light humor and large awwwww factor that's unavoidable, understandable and entirely un-punk.

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John DeFore
Hollywood Reporter

Despite a few genuinely poignant moments (try not to be moved as Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea talks of righting his parents' wrongs) and a bit of humor, F Word feels shallow and a little stale.

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Cynthia Fuchs
PopMatters

As punk rock dads recall their own difficult childhoods, their absent fathers and abusive stepfathers, they assert their determination to "be there" for their own kids.

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Flixster Audience Score: 83% Flixster User Reviews
Chris Weber
Punk rockers traditionally seem like the last type of guys you would think of as being good fathers, but that is exactly what this documentary sets out to… More
Eric Broome
"The Other F Word" (hint: it's "fatherhood") is a nice little documentary if (if!) you can focus on the emotional issues and ignore the… More