Cover image for World's greatest dad [DVD] / Magnolia Pictures and Darko Entertainment present ; a Process Production ; in association with Jerkschool Productions ; produced by Sean McKittrick, Richard Kelly ; produced by Tim Perell, Howard Gertler ; written and directed by Bobcat Goldthwait.
Title:
World's greatest dad [DVD] / Magnolia Pictures and Darko Entertainment present ; a Process Production ; in association with Jerkschool Productions ; produced by Sean McKittrick, Richard Kelly ; produced by Tim Perell, Howard Gertler ; written and directed by Bobcat Goldthwait.
ISBN:
9786313262793
Publication Information:
Los Angeles, Calif. : Magnolia Home Entertainment, [2009]

℗♭2009
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (99 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note:
Special features: Deleted scenes; outtakes; behind the scenes; HDNet: a look at World's greatest dad; "I hope I become a ghost" music video by the Deadly Syndrome; commentary with writer and director Bobcat Goldthwait.
Abstract:
"Robin Williams stars as Lance Clayton, a man who has learned to settle. He dreams of being a rich and famous writer, but has only managed to make it as an unpopular high school poetry teacher. His only son Kyle (Daryl Sabara) is an insufferable jackass and won't give his father the time of day. Lance 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 the 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."--Back cover.
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MPAA rating: R; for language, crude and sexual content, some drug use and disturbing images.
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A high school poetry teacher and single father discovers that the thing he covets most in life may not be what makes him truly happy in this pitch-black comedy directed by Bobcat Goldthwait, and starring Robin Williams. Lance Clayton (Williams) is a mild-mannered high school teacher from Seattle who was granted sole custody of his son, Kyle (Daryl Sabara), following a nasty divorce. As hard as Lance tries to connect with his hostile, loathsome son, all he receives for his sincere efforts are insults and scorn. The only things Kyle seems to care about are violent video games and internet porn, the latter obsession eventually serving to alienate the foul-mouthed teen from his sole friend, Andrew (Evan Martin). His books rejected by publishers and his poetry class on the verge of being canceled due to student disinterest, Lance does find a bit of happiness in his relationship with pretty art instructor Claire (Alexie Gilmore), though these days her gaze is drifting toward handsome young English teacher Mike (Henry Simmons), who recently celebrated the publication of his very first piece in The New Yorker. Then, one day, Lance discovers his son dead, the apparent victim of autoerotic asphyxiation gone horribly awry. In order to give the boy some dignity in death, Lance pens a suicide note before summoning the authorities. By chance, that note is published in Kyle's school newspaper, instantly transforming him into a misunderstood cult icon among the impressionable student body. Now, tragedy has become opportunity for Lance. Can the grieving father live with the knowledge of how he achieved such fame, or has he sacrificed his own soul in his blind quest to garner the kind of fame that has eluded him his entire life? ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi