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R| 1 hr. 39 min.

Plot Summary
When the son of high school English teacher Lance Clayton (Robin Williams) accidentally kills himself, Clayton writes a fake suicide note to evade scandal. At first uninterested in the death, the school is taken by the letter after it is published in the school paper. Hoping to claim the literary renown he has always wanted, Lance writes a diary, too. Fame and intrigue follow and Lance receives the attention he always wished for, but finds keeping his cool might be easier written than done.

Cast: Robin Williams , Alexie Gilmore , Daryl Sabara , Tom Kenny , Lorraine Nicholson , Geoffrey Pierson , Evan Martin , Henry Simmons

Director: Bobcat Goldthwait

Genres: Comedy drama

Distributor: Magnolia Pictures

World's Greatest Dad (2009)

Release Date: August 21st, 2009|1 hr. 39 min.

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critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 9 )
  • 75
    San Francisco Chronicle

    After leading the audience into some very inky satire, Goldthwait backs off. show more

  • 63
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    A few scenes in World's Greatest Dad may qualify it as the most uncomfortable and unsettling movie to sit through of any this year. show more

  • 75
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    For a comedy about autoerotic asphyxiation, epic deception, and shameless exploitation, World's Greatest Dad is a surprisingly sweet and tender affair. show more

  • June 06, 2011 burchman3
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    This movie by far one of my top five worst movies ever. What were they thinking. . I had to check to see it was a comedy more than once. Oh my. Terrible movie. Not funny at all.

  • May 24, 2011 rm00000000091470
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    Black humor ****** best. Pain, simplified. An great movie that heralds back to the days when artists used the medium at hand, in this case film, to send a message. One of grief, acceptance, and the general chaos of human existence. Watch it from start to finish. Cast aside what you accept as \"Horrible\", \"Disgusting language and content\" and take with you that life is not simple, nor easy to rationalize, it is merely what you want it to be. Best film I\'ve seen in years. Come to the darkside we have cookies. ^_^

  • February 12, 2010 Dtj112198
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    Horrible film! Disgusting language and content. The language belongs only in porn films. ********** wants to see a 15 year old masterbating/axphiciating himself? Hanging dead in a closet? This is a film that should not have been made.

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