World's Greatest Dad

Lance Clayton is about to get everything he deserves.

World's Greatest Dad
This dark comedy from maverick filmmaker Bobcatt Goldthwait revolves around a struggling high school teacher. When his wild and unpopular son commits suicide, dad creates a fake diary allegedly written by his son, which manages to change people's perceptions not only of his son, but of him too. Now that both are treated with great reverence, dad's life looks on the up and up, but his dead son's buddy smells a rat ...

100 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Language, Sex, Drug abuse).
Comedy, Drama, On the art circuit
Hope he never finds out the truth ...
Hope he never finds out the truth ...


Robin Williams, Daryl Sabara, Morgan Murphy, Naomi Glick, Dan Spencer, Geoff Pierson, Henry Simmons
Bobcatt Goldthwait
ScreenplayBobcat Goldthwait
MusicGerald Brunskill
CinematographyHoracio Marquinez
EditingJason Stewart
Sound formatsDolby Digital
Made in2009
Produced byMagnolia Pictures, Darko Entertainment, Process Productions, Jerkschool Productions

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreBiography, comedy
LanguageStrong, frequent. Contains frequent sexual language that is crude and explicit. Very mature.
SexStrong sex references and infrequent strongly implied sexual behaviour. Sexual behaviour linked to violence.
ViolenceOccasional, moderate, brief scenes of self-mutilation.
BlasphemyModerate profanity
Drug abuseFrequent gratuitous use of dope smoking and cookies, strong.
CommentsThis movie has very mature and adult themes which are absolutely inappropriate for viewers under the age of 16.
These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.


Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Wesley Morris
Cape Times
Duane Byrge
Box Office
Wade Major quote iconNot Goldthwait’s Kane, but not too far from it either.
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert
23 critics
Rottentomatoes critics
90 critics
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconWorld's Greatest Dad is a risky, deadpan, dark comedy that effectively explores the nature of posthumous cults of celebrity.

What the People say

8583 Netizens quote iconBobcat makes an impressive outing

Average .. 61%



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