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World's Greatest Dad

Compiled by Jack Foley

SUNDANCE Film Festival hit World’s Greatest Dad (from the maker of Donnie Darko) is out on DVD on January 31, 2011, courtesy of Universal Pictures (UK).

Outstanding performances from Academy Award® winner Robin Williams (Good Will Hunting, Dead Poets Society), Daryl Sabara (Spy Kids) and Alexie Gilmore (Definitely Maybe, Find Love) feature in director and comedian Bobcat Goldthwait’s masterpiece.

Unpublished author Lance Clayton (Robin Williams) is a hapless single father who has let life pass him by and his dreams of being a rich and famous writer have dispersed into the reality of being a high school poetry teacher.

Lance has surrendered to life and learnt to settle with second best. His only son Kyle (Daryl Sabara) is an insufferable teenager who won’t give his father the time of day.

Then, in the wake of a freak accident, Lance suffers the worst tragedy and the greatest opportunity of his life. He is suddenly faced with everything he ever dreamed of, if he can only live with the knowledge of how he got there.

World’s Greatest Dad is a dark comedy which tackles the trials and tribulations of a father-son relationship, teenage angst, coping with loss, an innate curiosity for infamy and ultimately the importance of a tragic occurrence and how it can turn someone’s life upside down.

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