Yesterday was probably one of my best days here since the day we got here. Actually, to be totally honest, everyday has been great. But yesterday I got to meet Robin Williams, my childhood hero and my all time favorite actor, tied of course by Jim Carry (whose movie I believe I missed). Before I knew it, I was shaking like I never have before in my life, and yet I was able to talk with him about my favorite movie of his, “Hook” as well as his entire career. He was an extremely down to earth man, however he was being rushed out of the theatre as we talked.
Robin Williams and director Bobcat Goldthwait, taken by Lizzy Kirkham
I went to the world premiere of “World’s Greatest Dad” which was expected to be amazing without a doubt, especially with a director like Bobcat Goldthwait. One of the people in the Q&A section actually described the film as a “bipolar comedy” because you are laughing one minute at the ridiculousness of the characters and their dialogue, and then crying over the actions and reactions of actions which happen not even 5 minutes later. Bobcat himself said he was honestly surprised with the audience, because we all laughed and cried at the correct parts. Even Robin Williams was in tears at the end of the film.
Robin Williams, with co-stars Daryl Sabara (left) and Evan Martin (right), taken by Lizzy Kirkham
I honestly can’t tell you how amazing this film is, you have to go and see it yourself! The Q&A was probably the highlight of the film for me, just because it was as though Bobcat and Robin WIlliams, plus his fellow cast mates, were doing a random stand up comedy act with questions as their outline. It was some of the best fun I’ve had in a while. It was truly something I will never forget, meeting Robin Williams had been a dream of mine since I first saw him in his first film and then as a stand up comedian, and seeing a film with a discussion afterwards where he was present was really the best topping to an amazing sundae on Sunday.