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?


  • dollywould says:

    Oh my god, the son is the little boy from Spy Kids. WHEN DID I GET SO OLD????

  • Sundancers cannot hear
    how time muffles a Robin's call
    faint "Na Nu Na Nu".

  • Inhaler says:

    I wish Robin could recapture the pure movie magic that was RV. But I guess gems like that come around once in a lifetime.

  • happygolucky says:

    It's unfortunate that Robin became a predictable character when he possesses such genius.

  • Congratulashayla says:

    Um, wasn't that haiku about miscarriage instead of abortion?

  • alexarch says:

    Seth, do not - "Who can resist that?"
    While all good gays love them some Ina Garten, we mock her and try to be like her, but we do not try to talk like her. "Who can resist that?" - an example of the type of hypothetical that, when you notice it, will drive you to create a drinking game around it.
    Trust me. Every time she says, "Who wouldn't like that?" or "How can anyone say no to that?" or, one of her most egregious, "Who wouldn't want to come home from a long vacation in France after a long plane ride to that?" - take a drink. Or many depending on how convoluted is the hypothetical.