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World's Greatest Dad
B+

World's Greatest Dad

Genre: Comedy; Starring: Daryl Sabara, Robin Williams, Tom Kenny; Director: Bobcat Goldthwait; Runtime (in minutes): 99; MPAA Rating: R; Distributor: Magnolia Pictures

World’s Greatest Dad, Bobcat Goldthwait’s latest garishly potty-mouthed and over-the-top black comedy, blows up every rule of taste, good cinema, and common sense, and somehow gets away with it. Robin Williams plays a high school poetry teacher despised by his awful, sullen, computer-porn-addicted son (Daryl Sabara). Without revealing too much, let’s just say that a flowery suicide note turns the kid into a figure of worship — and the movie into a toxic satire? of celebrity, hypocrisy, and the power of idiotic suggestion. Williams hasn’t been this sympathetic in years. B+

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Originally posted August 28 2009 — 12:00 AM EDT

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