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World's Greatest Dad (I) (2009)

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When his son's body is found in a humiliating accident, a lonely high school teacher inadvertently attracts an overwhelming amount of community and media attention after covering up the truth with a phony suicide note.

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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. Written by andrew mcgraime

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Lance Clayton is about to get everything he deserves.

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Rated R for language, crude and sexual content, some drug use and disturbing images | See all certifications »

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24 September 2010 (Ireland)  »

Also Known As:

O Melhor Pai do Mundo  »

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Box Office

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$4,675 (USA) (21 August 2009)

Gross:

$221,210 (USA) (20 November 2009)
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Trivia

In a poignant line in the film, Robin Williams' character states: "Suicide is a permanent solution for a temporary problem." Unfortunately, Williams later died shortly thereafter, apparently by that very means. See more »

Goofs

When Mike is reading the coroner's report, where it says manner of death, "natural" is checked off instead of "suicide". See more »

Quotes

Lance Clayton: Come on now, Kyle, you must be passionate about something.
Kyle: You wanna know what I like? I like looking at vaginas.
Lance Clayton: Oh.
Kyle: All day long.
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References The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986) See more »

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Under Pressure
Written by David Bowie, Freddie Mercury, Brian May, John Deacon and Roger Taylor
Performed by Queen & David Bowie
Licensed courtesy of EMI Records Ltd and Queen Productions Ltd.; Courtesy of RZO Music; Courtesy of Hollywood Records
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Everyone will find himself in this movie
13 September 2009 | by (Macedonia, (The Former Yugoslav Republic of)) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie two weeks ago, because a friend of mine told me that it's a good dark comedy. I like dark humor, but I really didn't expected such a strong movie like this. When someone mention "a dark comedy", I usually think about "Don't be a menace to the South Central while drinking your juice in the hood".

But, this is something different. Something that, if you are not psychically prepared, will hit you hard enough and make you feel sick. Robin Williams is a hell of an actor. I like his performances, and really appreciate what he has done for Hollywood.

"World's greatest dad" is one of the best movies of the year. It's something that everyone will find a line of his character in this movie. It's about how ironical the life can be, and how people threat others, and what an egoistic creatures we are. I gave him 10/10, because it's one of the most important movies of the year, a movie that you must watch once in your life and face the truth that the worst thing in life is not to end up all alone, but to end up with people who make you feel all alone.


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