World's Greatest Dad (2009) 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… 2009-08-21 R PT99M Comedy Daryl Sabara Robin Williams Tom Kenny Magnolia Pictures
Movie Review

World's Greatest Dad (2009)

MPAA Rating: R
World's Greatest Dad | MY FATHER THE TEACHER Robin Williams is a poetry professor in World's Greatest Dad
MY FATHER THE TEACHER Robin Williams is a poetry professor in World's Greatest Dad
EW's GRADE
B+

Details Limited Release: Aug 21, 2009; Rated: R; Length: 99 Minutes; Genre: Comedy; With: Daryl Sabara and Robin Williams; 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‚Ä® of celebrity, hypocrisy, and the power of idiotic suggestion. Williams hasn't been this sympathetic in years. B+

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Originally posted Aug 25, 2009 Published in issue #1063 Sep 04, 2009 Order article reprints