I Love My Dad
An estranged father (Patton Oswalt) catfishes his own son (writer-director James Morosini) in a desperate attempt to reconnect.
An estranged father (Patton Oswalt) catfishes his own son (writer-director James Morosini) in a desperate attempt to reconnect, but gets more than he bargained for when his son starts to fall in love with the online persona he’s created.
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Chuck (Patton Oswalt) does not have a good relationship with his troubled twentysomething son, Franklin (James Morosini). Divorced from Franklin’s mother and living in a different state, Chuck is, at best, a flake when it comes to following through on promises of quality time. In an effort to set healthy boundaries for himself, Franklin blocks Chuck on social media. Not long after, Franklin receives a Facebook friend request from Becca (Claudia Sulewski), a gorgeous waitress who shares his interests and always checks in on how he’s feeling. But unbeknownst to Franklin, the person behind the profile is a catfish: his estranged father, desperately wanting to communicate with his son. As Franklin begins to fall in love with the character his father created, Chuck must go to extreme lengths to keep up his charade with the help of his friends (Rachel Dratch, Lil Rel Howery).
Based on the bizarre real-life story of director, writer, and star Morosini, this comedy boldly embraces discomfort and finds comedy in the cringeworthy.
Content advisory: themes of suicide; light sequences that may affect photosensitive viewers; sexual content, course language
United States of America