Daddy Longlegs – Movie Review
After months of living a solitary existence, Lenny, 34, picks up his kids from school. Every year he spends a couple of weeks with his sons Sage, 9, and Frey, 7. Lenny hosts his kids within a midtown studio apartment in New York City. During these two weeks, he must figure out if he wants to act as their father or be their friend.
Daddy Longlegs is one of those experiences that if you have to pay to see this you may feel a bit differently than I did. The story is about this kind of doofus called Daddy Longlegs because the first scene we see him he’s tripping over a fence. He is a single parent of two kids, who are clearly running amok. He’s an irresponsible jerk. At one point he literally drugs his kids because he needs to get work done and nearly kills them with a sleeping pill overdone. But somehow you sort of get involved in his story. The actor who plays him is not particularly attractive. This is made by two brothers and I assume it’s somewhat autobiographical, takes place in New York City, and you really do get sucked in by the sheer selfishness of this guy. In terms of content I’d give it minus stars, but in terms of an unpleasant story with a really unpleasant lead, that you really want to hate, I mean talk about antiheroes. I got to give it credit for keeping your interest involved so I’ll give it two and a half stars.