World's Greatest Dad
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"World's Greatest Dad" is a story about a man that learns the things you want most may not be the things that make you happy and that being lonely is not necessarily the same as being alone. Lance Clayton is a man who has learned to settle. He dreamed of being a rich and famous writer, but has only managed to make it as a high school poetry teacher. His only son Kyle is an insufferable jackass who won't give his father the time of day. He is dating Claire, the school's adorable art teacher, but she doesn't want to get serious -- or even acknowledge publicly that they… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 89%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The bravest, smartest comedy of the year."
‑ Tom Huddleston, Time Out
"Making Kyle godawful may seem edgy, even authentic. But it's pure setup."
‑ Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post
"...a bitterly dark comedy whose aim is uncomfortably true."
‑ Josh Larsen, LarsenOnFilm
"Goldthwait has given it a title that will make some shy away. But don't. It's a comedy about the particularly American capacity to create legends out of the dead, and it's sharper than most."
‑ Derek Malcolm, This is London
"Writer/director Bobcat Goldthwait can't quite manage to bring things to a satisfying conclusion, but he's good enough at weaving the freakishly perverse into the everyday without the results seeming too forced."
‑ Alistair Harkness, Scotsman
"Goldthwait's script turns into a surprisingly restrained, focused sendup of the blind adulation often bestowed on flawed personalities once they croak too soon."
‑ Dennis Harvey, Variety
"With his delicate mix of sick humor and compassion, Goldthwait is that rare comic writer who can legitimately be compared to Lenny Bruce."
‑ J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader
"Here, Williams has a chance to do some of the most integral, gentle and praiseworthy acting of his career."
‑ Richard von Busack, MetroActive
"Beware that poster, with its jolly red writing and Mork from Ork's face thereon. This is not the Robin Williams of Old Dogs and License To Wed."
‑ Robbie Collin, News of the World
"Goldthwait's pacing is uncertain, and his humour is frequently "off", but the sense of risky provocation is compelling."
‑ Anthony Quinn, Independent
"Offering Robin Williams his richest role in memory while serving up a nice cold bowl of shock soup for the audience, World's Greatest Dad is a surprisingly smart and severely twisted dark comedy from comic Bobcat Goldthwait."
‑ Tom Long, Detroit News
"There's more going on here than the age-old struggle between maturity and its surly teen antithesis."
‑ Amy Biancolli, San Francisco Chronicle
"... This voyage through the moral maze is more entertaining and whisper it quietly, more profound, than most."
‑ Ed Whitfield, The Ooh Tray
"A comedy of quite astonishing blackness."
‑ , Daily Express
"We can't wait to see what Goldthwait does next."
‑ Ellen E Jones, Little White Lies
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