DVD Release Date: 12/8/2009
A thoughtful but outrageous comedy from Bobcat Goldthwait, 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.
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 -- or even acknowledge publicly that they are dating.
Then, in the wake of a freak accident, Lance suffers the worst tragedy and greatest opportunity of his life. He is suddenly faced with the possibility of all the fame, fortune and popularity he ever dreamed of, if he can only live with the knowledge of how he got there.
Written and Directed by BOBCAT GOLDTHWAIT
Produced by TIM PERELL, HOWARD GERTLER, SEAN MCKITTRICK and RICHARD KELLY
Executive Producer JENNIFER ROTH
Cinematography by HORACIO MARQUINEZ
Co-Producer / Costume Designer SARAH DE SA REGO
Edited by JASON STEWART
"A crazy, foul-mouthed black comedy that blows up every rule of taste and common sense and somehow gets away with it."
OWEN GLEIBERMAN, ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY
AARON HILLIS, VILLAGE VOICE
"The World's Greatest Dad is an original, brilliantly funny
masterwork. Robin Williams gives the best performance of the year in
one of the best movies of the year."
PAUL FISCHER, DARK HORIZONS
“SEE IT. A GEM WITH A TERRIFIC, REMARKABLY FUNNY SCRIPT.” – Ben Mankewicz, At The Movies
“SEE IT. IT’S GOT SOMETHING SPECIAL TO IT THAT REALLY MAKES IT STAND OUT FROM EVERYTHING ELSE. And, boy, is Robin Williams terrific.” – Ben Lyons, At The Movies
“ROBIN WILLIAMS SHINES.” – Leah Rozen, People