Tuesday, August 11, 2009

World's Greatest Dad

Comcast has this sweet little deal going in there ONDEMAND section where you can order certain Indie flicks before they come out at the theater. It's 10 bucks but in my opinion, pure genius. I would certainly never plunk down 20 dollars for me and the old man to check out an art house film, much less be crammed in a room with a bunch of other idiots uncomfortably unsure of how good it's going to be. I would also probably have to shoot him with a tranquilizer to get him there in the first place.

This month their offering is Robin Williams new film "World's Greatest Dad" which comes out on August 21st.

My God, what a twisted work of excellent film making written and directed by Bobcat Goldthwait. Yes....I said Bobcat Goldthwait. Who knew? I didn't but I can't wait to see what he does next.

There are so many brutal moments of reality in it that at times, I was left holding my breath. There's also an excrutiating dark turn that I honestly didn't see coming. I actually forgave Robin Williams for "R.V." because of this movie and that's saying a lot. His performance was delicious as was the entire ensemble cast. Think "Election" on heroin and you have "World's Greatest Dad".


  1. That's high praise, not just about the R.V comment (a movie would have to be responsible for stopping an asteroid from wiping out all life on earth to forgive R.V)

    but I loved Election -Mathew Broderic anoth John Hudges allumni.

  2. Lol! I won't even mention Patch Adams,Bicentennial Man or Man of the Year. Oh wait...I just did and they SUCKED.

    To me, he was at his best as "Rainbow Randolph" in Death to Smoochy. I mean don't get me wrong, I enjoyed One Hour Photo, Insomnia, Good Will Hunting and I'm crazy about the Fisher King. But he just played the shit out of Rainbow Randolph!

    Seriously though, if you loved Election as much as I did, than you'll definitely dig this flick! Flinthart says you guys are going to see Drag Me To Hell....it rules....You'll love it.

    Classic Raimi!