Friday, 18 September 2009

World's Greatest Dad (2009)

Crack Whore Confessions
At a glance:
Horrific, maladjusted, funny and oddly intimate, Bobcat Goldthwait's latest project (ain't seen his previous stuff but the man's apparently immovable on box office concerns) stars Robin Williams as the titular hero father (but is he?) to a fuckin nightmare of a teenage kid named Kyle (Daryl Sabara, pic) who puts Dennis The Menace with a dildo-shaped chainsaw to shame. He's useless in school, plays games all day and wanks over his dad's colleague (Alexie Gilmore) after snappin a pic of her knickers durin a dinner with the three of them. Without spoilin the movie, it's a story about one guy's path of perversion, catharsis and redemption - but it's 99 minutes of rather uneasy viewin.
Bad news on the doorstep:
It seriously is fuckin depressin, if you ask me. Film was rated R by the MPAA for "language, crude and sexual content, some drug use and disturbing images" but that's really not what's so horrific about it.
Watch out for:
Robin Williams' cathartic climax, where he jumps into a pool nude. Reportedly his daughter was shocked to see it at a premiere with him.
Most memorable line:
Kyle: "You wanna know what I like? I like looking at vaginas."
Amacam joker, berapa bintang lu mau kasi?
This is an original, though perverse piece of work. I have to give it three and half stars because it forces you to finish the movie even if you don't want to. At any rate, you'll learn to wise up to a little somethin called autoerotic asphyxia.