Netflix fans brand new number one comedy movie the ‘best they’ve watched in years’
A new comedy film, recently released on Netflix, has been labelled ‘comedy gold’ by entertained viewers.
Old Dads became available to watch on the streaming giant on October 20, starring Bill Burr, Bobby Cannavale and Bokeem Woodbine as a trio of fathers who attempt to re-establish their youth in an ever-changing world of modernity and liberalism.
The film was also written and directed by stand-up comedian, actor and filmmaker Bill Burr, 55, who created, co-wrote and voiced the lead character in the Netflix animated sitcom F is for Family, from 2015 to 2021, as reported by IMDb.
With Burr starring as Jack Kelly, Cannavale as Connor Brody and Woodbine as Mike Richards, Old Dads tells a tale of parenthood, friendship, and one man’s bad temper, as the trio battle anything unfamiliar to them and created after 1987.
Described by Netflix as a ‘biting comedy,’ the film sees father Jack Kelly struggling to fit in at his son’s preschool, where the head teacher is constantly attempting to provoke him.
Comical: Old Dads stars (L-R) Bokeem Woodbine, Bill Burr and Bobby Cannavale as a trio of fathers who attempt to re-establish their youth in an ever-changing world
Inspiration: The film was written and directed by 55-year-old stand-up comedian, actor and filmmaker Bill Burr (pictured, as Jack Kelly in Old Dads) who claims himself to be an ‘old dad’
Jack, who has anger issues, has an outburst in front of the other parents at the school and insults the principal, resulting in an intervention.
Meanwhile, his best friends, Connor and Mike, are having a hard time adapting to a changing workplace after their company is sold to a millennial CEO, who wants to turn it into a ‘gender-neutral, carbon neutral, 21st-century lifestyle apparel brand’.
As Jack and his pals – who, in various ways, can’t let go of their youth – navigate a generational divide and where they fit into the changing culture, they realise they just might have to get with the times – or at least compromise.
Fans took to X, formerly Twitter, to share their thoughts after watching the film, which shot to number one on Netflix’s list of top movies over the weekend, with many viewers left doubled over in hysterics.
One fan tweeted, ‘This old dads movie on Netflix 10/10,’ while another wrote, ‘Old Dads. Comedy movie on Netflix. Great Stress reliever.’
A fellow impressed viewer wrote: ‘Just watched Old Dads on Netflix… best movie I’ve seen in 15 years.’
Another, encouraging fathers to Generation X children to watch the film, said: ‘You need to watch Old Dads on Netflix, my stomach hurts from laughing. Gen X dads raising kids in today’s California-age society, you’ll love it.’
One bemused individual tweeted, ‘Old Dads is great. I miss movies like this. That #NWA moment was the best,’ while another wrote, ‘Comedy Gold. #Netflix I see why it’s number 1 today.’
Hilarious: Fans took to X, formerly Twitter, to share their thoughts after watching the number one Netflix film, with many viewers left doubled over in hysterics
Another fan wrote: A final viewer uploaded a 30-second snippet from a scene in the film, adding: ‘The whole “apology” scene is hilarious!! Just 20 minutes in and I’ve laughed aaaa lot!!’
Uploaded on the Netflix fan site, Tudum, Burr said in a featurette about the film: ‘I am an old dad. I was in kindergarten 50 years ago.
‘When I showed up everything was different. This movie is basically based on me and what I’m dealing with.’
The comedian, speaking of his role as temperamental father, Jack Kelly, added: ‘Jack represents the part of me that’s trying to be a better person in the stubborn stupid way that I go about life.’
The film’s release comes after furious Netflix users threaten to cancel their accounts as the streaming service announced it was hiking its prices for millions of customers in the UK.
Users, who blasted the decision as ‘greedy,’ will now face monthly fees of up to £17.99 to access the service – an increase of £2 per month.
Old Dads is available to watch on Netflix now.
Old school: With Burr starring as Jack Kelly (right), Cannavale as Connor Brody (centre) and Woodbine as Mike Richards (left), Old Dads tells a tale of parenthood and friendship
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