This caustically enjoyable black comedy sees Robin Williams lap up his best role in yonks as a sad-sack poetry teacher who uses a freak accident to turn his malignant tumour of a son (Daryl Sabara) into a folk hero.
After a corrosive opening stretch containing humour so bitter it leaves an aftertaste, writer/director Bobcat Goldthwait (Sleeping Dogs) loses some nerve with the scorched-earth approach, and the film settles into an uneven satire on modern media celebrity.
But there’s still enough twisted irony here for Dad to deserve mention in the same breath as Heathers.
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