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Come to Daddy (2019)

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A man in his thirties travels to a remote cabin to reconnect with his estranged father.

Director:

Ant Timpson

Writers:

Toby Harvard (story), Toby Harvard | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview:
Elijah Wood ... Norval Greenwood
Stephen McHattie ... Gordon
Garfield Wilson ... Ronald Plum
Madeleine Sami ... Gladys
Martin Donovan ... Brian
Michael Smiley ... Jethro
Simon Chin ... Dandy
Ona Grauer ... Precious
Ryan Beil Ryan Beil ... Danny
Raresh DiMofte ... Swinger
Alla Rouba ... Swinger
Noam Zylberman ... Swinger
Gord Middleton Gord Middleton ... Swinger
Oliver Wilson Oliver Wilson ... Young Norval
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Norval's life has been, to put it lightly, difficult. Currently living home with his mother, the troubled young man is coming off alcohol-related struggles. So when he receives an unexpected letter from his estranged father requesting a visit, Norval catches a bus up to his dad's secluded and scenic waterfront home. Maybe reconnecting with his father will give Norval the emotional fulfillment he's been lacking. Before long, though, he notices something off about his dad, an uneasy feeling triggered by inappropriate comments and a possible over-dependence on booze. Norval quickly realizes that his hope of father/son bonding is doomed. Instead of a family reunion, he finds himself in waking nightmare. Written by Mongrel Media

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Rated R for strong violence, language throughout, sexual content and graphic nudity | See all certifications »

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The films that influence the film; and Ant's reasoning for them, are Snowball Express (1972) ("for the cat & mouse twists"), Sexy Beast (2000) ("for the jarring lead antagonist and turns from comedy to violence"), The Servant (1963) ("for the mindgames with those we're inavoidably [sic] linked with"), The Birthday Party (1968) ("for the pitch-black comedy of menace") and Sam Peckinpah's 1971 masterpiece Straw Dogs (1971) ("for the simmering violence awakened in the lead") See more »

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The fictional town of Port Hope, Oregon is given the ZIP code of 93024, which is the actual code for Ojai, California. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Norval Greenwood: Dad, it's me, Norval. Uh, I got your letter? Your letter asking me to come and see you? Well. here I am. It's me, Norval.
Gordon: [suddenly lunges at him and hugs him] Jesus Christ! I never thought I'd see you again.
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Well acted, hilarious n brutal at times. Well, a pen is indeed mightier than the sword.
15 March 2020 | by Fella_shibbySee all my reviews

A musician from Beverly Hills receives a letter from his estranged father asking him to come and visit him in his secluded cabin overlooking a lake n surrounded by woods. As audience we suspect that something is not right after the phone calls, but trust me the film is not at all predictable. It is very hilarious n well acted. Elijah Wood gave a good performance and Michael Smiley is hilarious with his ultimate weapons, a pen n a crossbow. The film is a bit slow in the beginning but picks up n then doesn't let go. I was laughing my guts out. I didn't like the director's Greasy Strangler. Found it gross n offensive. But this movie is less gross n more comedic.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

7 February 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$57,998, 9 February 2020

Gross USA:

$96,713

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$117,947
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2.35 : 1
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