Elijah Wood is at his boyish best in this horror comedy that goes from slightly weird to outlandishly gross.
Hipster DJ Norval visits his estranged father on a remote island. After an awkward first night, Norval has no clue why his father invited him. But the next morning things turn out a lot weirder and very soon, Norval has to stand up for himself. Elijah Wood is at his boyish best in this horror comedy that goes from slightly weird to outlandishly gross.
The sense of humour in Come to Daddy betrays the nationality of its director, New Zealand producer-turned-director Ant Timpson. He underplays events that go from weird to insane as much as possible, presenting them as almost normal, to great effect. The clash between Norval and his dick of a father (Pontypool’s Stephen McHattie), an epitome of the worst stereotypes and prejudices, is played out to perfection. As Norval is required to step out of his comfort zone more and more, he ends up doing things he’d never expected. Approaching every new situation with wide-eyed bewilderment, this is Elijah Wood doing what he does best, with great gore to boot.
|Country||Canada, Nieuw-Zeeland, Ierland, VS | Canada, New Zealand, Ireland, USA|
|Cast||Elijah Wood, Stephen McHattie, Martin Donovan, Madeleine Sami|