Must Watch: Official Red Band World's Greatest Dad Trailer
by Alex Billington
June 19, 2009
Magnolia has finally debuted the first trailer for Bobcat Goldthwait's World's Greatest Dad starring Robin Williams. This isn't a cheerful family comedy, no, this is a very dark, very disturbing indie comedy, so disturbing that the first (and probably only) trailer is a red band one - you've been warned! If it doesn't seem like they're getting into the story much, that's because they aren't, this trailer, remarkably, doesn't spoil the very big reveal. With that said, World's Greatest Dad really is one of this year's best dark comedies, and this reminds me why it was so great. Plus, there's nothing like watching Robin Williams say "f**k!"
The best review of World's Greatest Dad that I'd suggest you read is by Neil Miller at Film School Rejects.
Watch the red band trailer for World's Greatest Dad:
A very dark comedy about a man (Robin Williams) who learns that 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.
World's Greatest Dad is both written and directed by Bobcat Goldthwait, who not only is "that guy" from the Police Academy movies, but also wrote and directed Shakes the Clown in 1991, a lot of episodes of "The Man Show", and Sleeping Dogs Lie in 2006. The film first debuted at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year and was eventually bought by Magnolia Pictures for distribution in the US. World's Greatest Dad will arrive in very limited theaters starting on August 21st as well as Xbox Live and VOD starting July 24th.