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I Love You, Daddy

Director:  Louis C.K.
Year Released:  2017
Rating:  1.5

TV writer Glen (C.K.) has a bit of the ol' Writer's Block going on when it comes to scripting episodes for his show, and has an even bigger problem with daughter China (Chloƫ Grace Moritz) 'hanging around' 68-year-old filmmaker Leslie Goodwin (John Malkovich), who has a history of manipulating young women. C.K. tries to make some valid points about the age of consent, feminism and the role of the father in this, which could be read as a 'confession' of sorts considering the accusations against him by multiple women for sexual misconduct (which he publicly admitted to), however being self-aware of one's own depravity isn't the same as not behaving like a pervert and respecting the boundaries (and dignity) of others. He wants to be Woody Allen so badly, but in non-sitcom and non-stand-up form his scenes just sit there, shapeless, and more often than not they run on past the point in which they could have (possibly?) been funny: seeing Charlie Day pretend to masturbate on a couch while Edie Falco stands there is unquestionably gross. Maybe next time, if there is a next time, Louis should hire a director that isn't himself to shoot the scenes ... and stop him when he rubs his forehead two dozen times.

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