One of the most pleasant surprises of the year, the deliciously demented black comedy 'World's Greatest Dad' marks the latest directorial effort of actor-turned-filmmaker (auteur?) Bobcat Goldthwait. Yes, that same Bobcat Goldthwait who scared children throughout several installments of 'Police Academy.'

Robin Williams -- in likable, understated 'One Hour Photo' mode, not obnoxious, over-the-top 'Patch Adams' mode -- plays a kindhearted teacher, aspiring author and single father with arguably the world's worst son (think 'Problem Child' now dropping f-bombs and addicted to Internet porn, played by former 'Spy Kid' Daryl Sabara). Something tragic happens -- it's better not to know, so don't read up too much on the movie -- and somehow, the film only gets funnier from thereon in.
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