Written, directed, and edited by the comic genius The New York Times called a “stand-up Houdini,”Louis C.K.’s bittersweet black-and-white comedy is about a very successful, divorced TV writer/producer (Louis C.K.), who panics when his spoiled 17-year-old daughter (Chloë Grace Moretz) starts spending time with a 68 year old legendary director (John Malkovich) with a reputation for dating underage girls.
Conceived in the high style of 1940s Hollywood movies, shot in lustrous black and white 35mm photography, I LOVE YOU, DADDY blends a classic look with Louis C.K.’s raucous modern comic sensibility to tell the story of a flawed man’s struggle to connect with his daughter and get back on his feet as an artist.The film dives into moral hot water guaranteed to raise the temperature of any film lover. This edgy comedy, made off the grid, is unfiltered Louis C.K., and shows him to be a ruthless observer of showbiz behind the scenes and human nature behind the masks. In addition to taking a central role, C.K. has brought together a cast that includes Chloë Grace Moretz, Helen Hunt, Edie Falco, Rose Byrne, Pamela Adlon, Charlie Day, Ebonee Noel, and, in another signature role, John Malkovich.
(US / 2017 / Directed by Louis C.K,)
R / 123 mins.