Movie Review: ‘I Love My Dad,’ A Winning Black Comedy From Emerging Filmmaker James Morosini | Entertainment

From Waltham, Massachusetts-raised writer-director James Morosini comes “I Love My Dad,” a dark comedy of the darkest tone about a father-son relationship that has sunk so low that father Chuck Green (Patton Oswalt) turns to cat fishing to stay. in contact with his son Franklin (also Morosini). The father hijacks the identity of a beautiful young woman named Becca Thompson (an attractive Claudia Sulewski), who waits tables at a restaurant in her Maine neighborhood.

The capture? His son, who lives with his loving mother Diane (Amy Landecker) in Waltham, suffers from manic depression and has attempted suicide at least once. In fact, when we meet him to the tune of Delibes’ “Flower Duet,” Franklin is participating in a group therapy session. Franklin’s father has missed most of his son’s life, including his high school graduation. His father has been so negligent that Franklin blocks him online and on his phone. At work, Chuck sits in his office trying not to work. One of his co-workers, Jimmy (Lil Rel Howery), is also Chuck’s best friend and a fellow karaoke enthusiast.

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