✰✰✰ (out of five)
Synopsis: A desperate father poses as a woman online to reconnect with his estranged son, but things get complicated when the young man wants to meet her in person.
Review: Boy, did I want to Love I Love My Dad. Heck, I wish I just liked it more. It's a marginally funny film that finds it's humor on being uncomfortable. But it depends on your threshold of bad taste. It is a simple idea for a film, but a father attempting to catfish his own son just makes the film find awkward laughter, which can be forced at times. Patton Oswalt does his best and continues to thrive on his dramatic roles, but I wish the film had more redemptive heart considering how deep the dark humor got. Claudia Sulewski adds some genuine heart and compassion as the love interest Becca. Dark humor is fine as long as it's funny, and I Love My Dad fails to connect for a good portion of it's running time.
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