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World's Greatest Dad [DVD] [2009]

  • SKU: 9685766
  • Release Date: 12/08/2009
  • Rating: R

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    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (3 out of 3)

    Special Features

    • Behind the scenes
    • Outtakes
    • Deleted scenes
    • Hdnet: a look at world's greatest dad
    • I hope I become a ghost-music video by the deadly syndrome
    • Commentary with writer and director Bobcat Goldthwait
    • Closed Captioned


    World's Greatest Dad
    A high school poetry teacher and single father discovers that the thing he covets most in life may not be what makes him truly happy in this pitch-black comedy directed by Bobcat Goldthwait, and starring Robin Williams. Lance Clayton (Williams) is a mild-mannered high school teacher from Seattle who was granted sole custody of his son, Kyle (Daryl Sabara), following a nasty divorce. As hard as Lance tries to connect with his hostile, loathsome son, all he receives for his sincere efforts are insults and scorn. The only things Kyle seems to care about are violent video games and internet porn, the latter obsession eventually serving to alienate the foul-mouthed teen from his sole friend, Andrew (Evan Martin). His books rejected by publishers and his poetry class on the verge of being canceled due to student disinterest, Lance does find a bit of happiness in his relationship with pretty art instructor Claire (Alexie Gilmore), though these days her gaze is drifting toward handsome young English teacher Mike (Henry Simmons), who recently celebrated the publication of his very first piece in The New Yorker. Then, one day, Lance discovers his son dead, the apparent victim of autoerotic asphyxiation gone horribly awry. In order to give the boy some dignity in death, Lance pens a suicide note before summoning the authorities. By chance, that note is published in Kyle's school newspaper, instantly transforming him into a misunderstood cult icon among the impressionable student body. Now, tragedy has become opportunity for Lance. Can the grieving father live with the knowledge of how he achieved such fame, or has he sacrificed his own soul in his blind quest to garner the kind of fame that has eluded him his entire life? ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Robin Williams
      Robin Williams - Lance Clayton
    • Daryl Sabara
      Daryl Sabara - Kyle Clayton
    • Alexie Gilmore
      Alexie Gilmore - Claire
    • Tom Kenny
      Tom Kenny - Jerry Klein
    • Geoffrey Pierson
      Geoffrey Pierson - Principal Anderson

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    Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 3 reviews

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Simply Amazing!


      If you are a fan of Robin Williams' off kilter movies like "Where Dreams May Come" and "Death To Smoochy", then you will absolutely love this one. Williams' plays a high school teacher that just can't seem to fit into his teenage son's social life. His son has the same problem in school with his classmates, but he doesn't seem to mind. An unfortunate event develops that causes the whole school to love the both of them. The ending of the film will surprise you. The movie is not a blockbuster, but any independent film lover will think it is.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Shame on Me


      Robin William's character tries too hard to be a good parent. However, no reciprocation is attempted by the son. The plot disintegrates from this point.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars


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      One of Robin Williams good films definitely touching and haunting I would recommend for any fan

      I would recommend this to a friend

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