Official Poster for Bobcat Goldthwait's World's Greatest Dad
I had the choice to feature one of two indie posters today - and I went with World's Greatest Dad. (The other one was for Patton Oswalt's Big Fan over on Cinematical.) Why? Not because it's necessarily a better poster, but because World's Greatest Dad is a much better movie. I'm not going to go into all the specifics, but to put it simply, World's Greatest Dad is one of the best dark comedies and indie features you'll see all year. I'm pretty sure it still is Neil from Film School Reject's favorite film from Sundance and it's definitely one of the films that I've been anxious to see again (and show everyone). Thanks to NY Mag for debuting it.
This isn't a charming Robin Williams movie - this is a dark, very dark comedy. Stay tuned for the trailer!
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.
Reader Feedback - 10 Comments
Glad to see Robin Williams venturing into indi productions. Now this is on my must see list!
xerxex on Jun 18, 2009
Looks rad.. I missed Bobcat
Antioch on Jun 18, 2009
He seems to be in mostly father type roles this year. Like this and old dogs
d on Jun 18, 2009
saw it at SIFF (seattle international film festival) very dark, and very awesome. might even offend some people. especially some parents.
samir on Jun 18, 2009
I really want to see this movie. I'd like to see a trailer some point soon at least
-Peter- on Jun 18, 2009
World's greatest Dad .i want to see .interesting.
led panel on Jun 19, 2009
Sounds good, lets see the trailer!
Nick Sears on Jun 19, 2009
Nice poster... Glad too see that Robin Williams also does that kind of comedies.
cine_phil on Jun 19, 2009
robin w in a non people-pleasing,potentially offensive role? def a must watch
twispious on Jun 19, 2009
produced by richard kelly wtf
fucku on Jun 20, 2009
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