When you go to a film festival, you never know what’s going to stand out. Often the film you expect to love isn’t anything special, and a film that’s completely off everyone’s radar is the one you’re raving about. And that’s exactly what happened at this year’s Sundance Film Festival when I saw writer/director Bobcat Goldthwait’s “World’s Greatest Dad”. To say the film is great is a disservice, as it’s so awesome that just saying great isn’t good enough. I absolutely cannot recommend this film enough as it had me laughing from beginning to end with an amazing script and fantastic performances.
So to help promote the limited theatrical release of “World’s Greatest Dad”, the other day I got to speak with Robin Williams and Bobcat Goldthwait and the interview is after the jump. They tell some great stories about making the film. Also, for those not familiar with the movie, after the jump are links to the red band trailer and some movie clips.
Here’s what you need to know: “World’s Greatest Dad” is currently playing on Video on Demand, XBOX Live and Amazon, and it’s in theaters this Friday.
Finally here’s the synopsis:
WORLD’S GREATEST DAD is a story about a man that learns the things you want most may not be the things that make you happy, and that being lonely is not necessarily the same as being alone.
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.
Again, I absolutely cannot recommend this film enough and you need to do whatever you can to see this movie. I promise you will not regret it.
Robin Williams and Bobcat Goldthwait
- Before the cameras were rolling we were talking about board games being made into movies…
- I ask how would they handle some of the Hasbro movies
- They talk about a Slinky movie
- I talk about how much I loved the movie and I ask how difficult was it to get made
- Bob talks about how hard it was
- Robin talks about working with Bob and finding his character
- They talk about filming the movie
- They talk about Daryl Sabara’s performance and how good it was. Also, how he’s never redeeming
- Talking about filming at an abandoned school