World's Greatest Dad Redband Trailer: Did Robin Williams Accidentally Make A Good Movie?
It's time for another attraction, as Francis Ford Coppola would say, and this too was a modestly budgeted angsty-white-male tragicomedy (caution: may contain trace amounts of metaphysics, but not enough to sustain serious brain damage) that debuted at Sundance, entitled World's Greatest Dad. As this comes from the darkly askew mind of Bobcat Goldthwait -- whose Sleeping Dog is considered the Citizen Kane of dog-blowing movies -- a healthy dose of sickie humor is to be expected. And that's established out of the gate, with the greatest abortion haiku we've ever heard. Star Robin Williams seems re-energized here, finding the inner life of his high school poetry teacher and dad to a perverse 16-year-old.
Verdict: Abortion Haiku -- c'mon. Who can resist that?