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I LOVE MY DAD

I LOVE MY DAD

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I LOVE MY DAD

  • Directed by James Morosini
  • Starring Patton Oswalt, James Morosini, Claudia Sulewski
  • BFI London Film Festival 2022
  • 2022 | 96mins | USA | (15)

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In a desperate attempt to reconnect with his unstable adult son, an estranged father catfishes him by posing as his online dream woman, in this taboo-busting comedy.


Chuck (Patton Oswalt) loves his 20-something son Franklin (James Morosini). But following his parents’ separation, a bristling, emotionally fragile Franklin cuts off unreliable Chuck entirely. Rejected and dejected, Chuck invents a fake Facebook account using the image of wholesome local waiter Becky (Claudia Sulewski) and gradually creates the perfect partner as a way back into Franklin’s life. But when Franklin falls for Chuck/Becky, dad has to upgrade his son’s virtual saviour into providing more physical offline needs. Writer-director-star Morosini cleverly ups the cringe factor by staging social media interactions as in-person encounters, including a jaw-dropping ‘sexting’ set-piece. Meanwhile, Oswalt and a cracking cast plunge fearlessly into the heartfelt emotional currents swirling beneath this dark comedy’s stupendously awkward premise. Oedipus wrecks, and then some. - Leigh Singer