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Lance Clayton wanted to be a famous and rich writer. But now he is stuck with being a middle aged high school poetry teacher and he has learned to settle. He has a girlfriend, Claire, who doesn't want to get serious and a son, Kyle, that hates his father. But now his fate is changing from a freak accident.
Comedy - Despite the title and the presence of star Robin Williams and former
Spy Kid Daryl Sabara, this is far from a family comedy; it is
a very raunchy and dark comedy-drama inappropriate for kids. The
target is adults who enjoy darker independent fare.
PROFANITY: 22 F-words, 6 S-words, 2 GD's, a number of others. SEX/NUDITY: Sex, masturbation, unrelated nudity. VIOLENCE: Fights. cuts, hangings. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: None. ACTION: A big girl fight. COMEDY: Sex humor; dark humor.
WORLD'S GREATEST DAD is a story about a man that learns the things you want most may not be the things that make you happy, and that being lonely is not necessarily the same as being alone.
Robin Williams stars as Lance Clayton, a man who has learned to settle. He dreamed of being a rich and famous writer, but has only managed to make it as a high school poetry teacher. His only son Kyle (Daryl Sabara) is an insufferable jackass who won't give his father the time of day. He is dating Claire (Alexie Gilmore), the school's adorable art teacher, but she doesn't want to get serious -- or even acknowledge publicly that they are dating.
Then, in the wake of a freak accident, Lance suffers the worst tragedy and greatest opportunity of his life. He is suddenly faced with the possibility of all the fame, fortune and popularity he ever dreamed of, if he can only live with the knowledge of how he got there.