Peeping Tom, Night of the Hunter and a whole host of older films were ignored or given bad reviews upon…
World's Greatest Dad
Lance Clayton is about to get everything he deserves.
Robin Williams stars as Lance Clayton, 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 (Daryl Sabara) is an insufferable jackass who won’t give his father the time of day. He is dating Claire (Alexie Gilmore), the school’s adorable art teacher, but she doesn’t want to get serious --
ROBIN WILLIAMS - IN MEMORIUM
On the night of Robin Williams' death, I wanted to watch one of his films I had not seen. I thought any film would do. The first title that popped up on HooplaDigital.com when I did a search was this one. It may not have been the best choice. It deals with asphyxiation and suicide and being an outsider. I have to give Williams credit for his acting as the poetry teacher cum father of a teenage boy who dies tragically and stupidly, but I must add that I'm no fan of writer-director Bobcat Goldthwait, and I'm in no mood to review this. I just wanted to see Williams in action, and I did. All…
World's Greatest Dad is a comedy/drama film from high-pitched comedian Bobcat Goldthwait, starring Robin Williams as a horror movie loving-poetry teacher with an asshole teenager who is addicted to pornography/jerking off. His son dies in an embarrassing position, his father Lance (Williams) ghost-writes a suicide note to cover up the stigma of pulling a David Carradine (or, if you speak Australian English, pulling a Michael Hutchence).
After the movie starts going you realize that Goldthwait is making a statement (if you've seen his other feature film God Bless America, you wouldn't be surprised about how opinionated the director is and how much he likes to share his views). It's hard to miss the point here, being that a suicide can…
Easily one of Williams' better later efforts. A brief review here.
What do you get when you take an actor I generally dislike and put him in a movie written and directed by one of the lamest comics of all time? Well, apparently this, and it's kind of awesome.
The movie satirizes the fact that society has a funny way of turning dead people into heroes, even if they were complete assholes in real life. While this isn't the greatest concept ever for a movie, it's not bad, and the script takes advantage of it in a really clever way that I won't go in to, but makes for an interesting setup.
The drama/comedy balance is really well done here. More than once it had me laughing out loud all by…
"World's Greatest Dad" is a film that could have gone so wrong so easily. Thankfully, Bobcat Goldthwait's pitch-perfect script is so assured and accomplished. It's equal parts satirical and human. Robin Williams also brings an emotional center to the film in one of his best performances.
''I used to think the worst thing in life was to end up all alone. It's not. The worst thing in life is ending up with people who make you feel all alone.''
A scathing little satire on the hypocrisy of posthumous fandom, that whilst at time wet your pants hilarious, also explores some complex psychological family and social issues. Not everything lands perfectly but Bobcat Goldthwait aims pretty high and can be granted some bumps in the road. Robin Williams is the perfect star to carry this film though - damn I will miss his lovable charm.
''Come on, baby, that pussy's not gonna eat itself''
This was a hard film to get through without tearing up to be completely honest. For the film itself and for obvious reasons.
With that aside the film is very good and I really enjoyed it. Everything about it was excellent.
The movie didn't do it for me as much as it did the first time around (there are a lot more music montages than I remembered), but it does hold up. It's mainly because of Williams' subdued performance. The film is so over the top that it was smart of Williams to never go into his usual chaotic-ness. Goldthwait does a fine job behind the camera, but what really impresses is his ability to juggle this very dark material and still keep the tone light and fun. Worth a watch if you've never seen this one.
One of Robin Williams' best performances, as well as being the only film Bobcat Goldthwaite has directed that has more than just empty nihilism in its heart- although it does have that by the bucket load too.
Best yet from Bobcat! Considering the subject matter, a bittersweet performance from the great Robin Williams.
Es una comedia muy obscura. Muy buena actuación de Robin.
El punto que detona la historia, pierde emotividad poniéndole una canción chafona.
- Eyes Wide Shut
- Speed Racer
- Marie Antoinette
- Spring Breakers
- Pulp Fiction
- Fight Club
- Blade Runner
- The Big Lebowski
- The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of…
- The Ascent
- The White Meadows
- The Master
- Two Lovers
With half of the year almost done and dusted I thought it would be interesting to see what was the…