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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.


Ant Timpson


Toby Harvard (story), Toby Harvard | 1 more credit »
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7 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »





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


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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Did You Know?


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 »


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


[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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Slow starter, less than an average watch!
22 August 2020 | by livin_the_weekendSee all my reviews


The film starts with Norval turning up at his Father's house who he hasn't seen for some years. From there they rekindle on several subjects, catching up with eachother, until something sudden happens. It's at this moment the film really starts and more interesting things are brought into the mix! That said, it gets a little confusing all at once and you don't really know the full story of why what happens is actually happening. Some parts of this film had elements of comedy, particularly the cling film scene, but the majority of it just fell flat, I felt a little bored and was really waiting for it to just finish.

How anybody can say that this is hilarious is beyond me!?

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Release Date:

7 February 2020 (USA) See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$57,998, 9 February 2020

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2.35 : 1
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