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The Times calls the shot in Seattle film “A dark comedy that raises hard questions — and largely eschews pat answers — about the relativity of truth, Bob “Bobcat” Goldthwait’s World’s Greatest Dad swims in a sea of provocative ambiguity.” World’s Greatest Dad is released in Seattle today and Stars Robin Williams.
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Bob “Bobcat” Goldthwait is most familiar as an off-the-rails stand-up comedian and comic actor whose cracked voice and anxiety shtick energized many a lowbrow movie and made him a loose cannon on talk shows. In 1991, Goldthwait wrote and directed cult favorite Shakes the Clown, and since then has nurtured a successful career as a director of television (“Chappelle’s Show”) and film (Stay). His new work, World’s Greatest Dad, shot in the Seattle area, stars Robin Williams. Check out the above link to read Goldthwait’s take on non-traditional comedy.
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This is tricky: How to talk about “World’s Greatest Dad,” the latest comedy from Bobcat Goldthwait, without giving away all its twists and twisted details? It’s extremely dark and daring and definitely not for everyone, but it shows that with his third film as writer and director, Goldthwait is honing a unique and fearless voice, and that’s exciting to see.
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If Bobcat Goldthwait had a time machine, he says he’d travel back to the ’80s and offer his 22-year-old self this warning: “Don’t do Police Academy.” Seattle PI reporter Christine Champ recently met up with him to to discuss his new amour and his latest release, World’s Greatest Dad, both a wickedly witty ode to outsiders, and a Heathers-esque satire about narcissism that stars Robin Williams. Read the article for truths most audiences never knew about Goldthwait, such as why Woody Allen is his moviemaker soul mate, his opinion of his acting, his plans for a Kinks musical, as well as a G-rated fable based on his boyhood and more. The film, shot in Seattle, opens in theatres today.
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The Onion A/V Club
Bobcat Goldthwait has made a career out of misdirection and defying expectations. He first came to audiences’ attention as a zany law-enforcement officer in the Police Academy movies, and his bankability there snagged him leading roles in films like Hot To Trot. Now Goldthwait is back as a director with another daring black comedy filmed in Seattle. World’s Greatest Dad stars Robin Williams as a frustrated would-be novelist who fictionalizes a diary for his hateful teenage son after he commits suicide. The AV Club caught up with Mr. Goldwaith and asked him about filming with robin Williams and opening for Nirvana.
Check out the trailer for World’s Greatest Dad, a Robin Williams comedy filmed right here in Seattle!