Ben Marcus "Michael Jr.", a former stand-up comic in mid-life crisis, tries to become a social-media star until he and his family are radically changed by the Bible.

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Brad J. Silverman
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Cast

Credited cast:
Michael Jr. ... Ben Marcus
Chonda Pierce ... Rosie
James Denton ... Steve
Karen Abercrombie ... Carol
Jamie Grace ... Self
Johnny Pacar ... Mickey
Dahlia Waingort Guigui ... Jessica Marcus (as Dahlia Waingort)
Shelby Simmons ... Hannah Marcus
Jalon Christian ... Jack Marcus
Shelley Dennis ... Laurie Swanson
Charissa Saverio Charissa Saverio ... Kim
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Paul Dooley ... Barber
Pat Finn ... Marvin
Maurice Hall ... Police Officer
Peter A. Hulne ... Will
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Storyline

Spiraling into a mid-life crisis and feeling disconnected from his family, reality-TV editor Ben Marcus thinks he can only be happy by fulfilling his dream of becoming a professional comedian. He posts his stand-up routines to YouTube, and the videos fall flat. Then his tween son posts Ben miserably failing on a house-improvement project, and much to his teenage daughter's dismay, it goes viral, launching Ben's social-media career as Selfie Dad. Although he quickly becomes an award-winning phenom, no amount of success brings Ben satisfaction. Through his friendship with young coworker Mickey, Ben finds the secret to a happy family--with his Bible in one hand, and his phone in the other. Written by 130 Agency

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From the director of Grace Unplugged comes "Selfie Dad" (aka What happens when a comic gets serious about the Bible). See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic elements and some suggestive material | See all certifications »
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Despite being the Selfie Dad, Ben Marcus is actually never seen taking a selfie in the whole movie. See more »

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Joy
(2020)
Music & Lyrics by Juliette Alvey
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Great family film!
27 June 2020 | by barbmalburgSee all my reviews

Michael Jr was great as a husband and father trying to do right by his family. It was funny and charming!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 June 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Selfie Dad See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA

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