80. World’s Greatest Dad (2009)

6.8 Depressingly black
  • Acting 6.9
  • Directing 6.8
  • Story 6.8
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Starring: Robin Williams, Daryl Sabara, Morgan Murphy

Director: Bobcat Goldthwait

Running Time: 99 mins

World’s Greatest Dad is an American film about a school teacher/wannabe writer whose son dies in relatively awkward circumstances, and in order to avoid the humiliation, he creates a fake suicide note to pretend that his son was a true thinker, however it gets out of hand, and nearly the entire country joins in with the grief.

This is definitely one of the darkest comedies I’ve ever seen. The story was a brilliant idea, and Robin Williams seemed the perfect actor by far to play the role of ‘Dad’, however, I found some parts of the film both extremely annoying and occasionally boring.

All of the characters seemed brilliantly new and original, and all of the sides and features of this film were fantastically written, making it perhaps one of the most original film I’ve ever watched, however, I found that it was perhaps a tad too original, and it overstepped the mark just a little, which was disappointing.

Overall, I would view this film as incredibly original, and definitely very dark, so if you don’t want to spend an hour and a half of your life becoming slightly depressed by watching a film, I’d advise you to stay away from this, and that’s why I’ll give it a 6.8.


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