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: November 2, 2011
DVD Release Date: January 31, 2012
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Critic Score: 76% 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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Neely Swanson
Easy Reader (California)

Just when you thought parenthood had been done to death, [Andrea Blaugrund] Nevins has come along with an entirely fresh perspective reiterating the common wisdom from a completely different angle.

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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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Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly

Feels so much like an MTV reality show I kept waiting for a commercial break so I could go pee.

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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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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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