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My Dead Dad's Porno Tapes (2018)

A short documentary that follows director Charlie Tyrell as he tries to uncover a better understanding of his deceased father through the random objects he inherited, including a pile of VHS dirty movies.

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Charlie Tyrell

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David Wain
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A short documentary that follows director Charlie Tyrell as he tries to uncover a better understanding of his deceased father through the random objects he inherited, including a pile of VHS dirty movies.

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19 January 2018 (USA) See more »

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Pretty good, but the weird title is kinda misleading
28 December 2018 | by EclecticEnnuiSee all my reviews

When you see the title, "My Dead Dad's Porno Tapes", you might think this short documentary is about... well, someone's deceased father's pornography tapes. However, that's hardly what this film is about. It *is* about a deceased father, though. Specifically the director's deceased father. I kinda wonder why the title was chosen. To get people's attention? If that's the case, I think it will certainly get people's attention.

The film is narrated by David Wain, who wrote and directed "Role Models" and "Wet Hot American Summer". His narration is pretty calm and nice to listen to. We're shown old home movies, photographs, and animation. We also sometimes hear family members talking with subtitles. I don't think there had to be subtitles, but since we only hear them talking, maybe the subtitles are there to just give us something to read/look at while they talk.

"My Dead Dad's Porno Tapes" is definitely a well-made film. Even though the home movie footage doesn't look good, that's OK with me. You may be able to relate if you have old home movies that look similar. The film is interesting and seems to be very personal. We do kinda get to know the director's father, but he seems somewhat mysterious. At least he (apparently) wasn't abusive. I like how the film ends and I like the title, even though it is sorta misleading. Maybe I don't get it? Anyway, the director, Charlie Tyrell, made another good short documentary called "I Thought I Told You to Shut Up!!" (Yes, that's what it's called.) I think both these films are worth watching, although "My Dead Dad's Porno Tapes" is probably really personal for the director and I don't know how much the other film is.


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