A comedy about a man who learns that 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.
Release Year: 2009
Rating: 7.0/10 (14,992 voted)
Critic's Score: 69/100
Stars: Robin Williams, Daryl Sabara, Morgan Murphy
Lance Clayton is 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 is an insufferable jackass who won't give his father the time of day. Lance is dating Claire, 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.
Michael Thomas Moore
(as Michael Moore)
Lance Clayton is about to get everything he deserves.
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Release Date: 24 September 2010
Filming Locations: Seattle, Washington, USA
(15 November 2009)
Did You Know?
When Dr. Pentola is handing out copies of Kyle's book 'You Don't Know Me', they briefly show two pages in the book. What is actually shown is two pages of 'The Metamorphosis' by Franz Kafka.
Crew or equipment visible:
When Lance dives in the pool naked, you can see in the air bubbles a pair of shorts on the stunt double just after he enters the water that were cleverly edited out later in the scene.
I used to think the worst thing in life was to end up all alone. It's not. The worst thing in life is ending up with people who make you feel all alone.
Just watched this at the Sundance Film Festival. Absolutely great film.
Dark, smart comedy in the spirit of Rushmore. The Bobcat is BACK! Very
good cast; great soundtrack. He uses very real issues to simply tell a
story about the relationship between an ungrateful punk kid and a
painfully weak father. In the Q&A after the film, Bobcat pointed out
that most of the comedies being made these days are basically R-rated
films made for 13-year-olds (mindless, raunchy, etc.). World's Greatest
Dad is a comedy for adults: insightful, original, uncomfortable at
times…hilarious. Robin Williams manages to be miserable, mean,
touching, and funny without any conflict at all, an inspired break from
his traditional roles.