Sunday, June 21, 2009

TRAILER: World's Greatest Dad...

FINALLY, it's here. With Father's Day being today (happy Father's Day to all dads!), Magnolia has released the first trailer for the much talked about Sundance hit, World's Greatest Dad (actually, it was released on Friday, but I never really got around to writing about it). The one film from the Waterfront Film Festival that I was truly sad to miss, World's Greatest Dad is quite a dark, dark film.

Robin Williams stars as Lance Clayton, a man who has learned to settle. He dreamed of being a rich and famous writer, but has only managed to make it as a high school poetry teacher. His only son Kyle (Daryl Sabara) is an insufferable jackass who won’t give his father the time of day. He is dating Claire (Alexie Gilmore), the school’s adorable art teacher, but she doesn’t want to get serious — or even acknowledge publicly that they are dating.

Then, in the wake of a freak accident, Lance suffers the worst tragedy and greatest opportunity of his life. He is suddenly faced with the possibility of all the fame, fortune and popularity he ever dreamed of, if he can only live with the knowledge of how he got there.

The film is directed by writer/director Bobcat Goldthwait, the world famous comedian. His second film, after the '06 "girl who gave a dog a blowjob" comedy, Sleeping Dogs Lie, World's Greatest Dad stars Robin Williams. I think this could be a huge return for Robin Williams, similar to the way he came back with One Hour Photo. That is a phenomenal film, and he is a revelation in that role. The film looks great, and is one of my ten most anticipated from the rest of the summer.

The film hits theatres on August 21st, 2009.

Go see something good!

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