‘I Love You, Daddy’ Trailer: Louis C.K.’s Provocative Indie is Timely

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The Orchard has dropped the official trailer for I Love You, Daddy, the upcoming indie comedy directed by, edited by, produced by and starring Louis C.K.

C.K. plays TV writer/producer Glen Topher, who struggles to contend with the fact that his 17-year-old daughter (Chloë Grace Moretz) is getting quite close to Leslie Goodwin (John Malkovich), a 68-year-old legendary filmmaker with a reputation for dating underage girls.

Considering the troubling news that’s been coming from the film industry of late, C.K.’s provocative little comedy appears to be quite the timely outing. Real-world comparisons aside, it looks like an amusing, nicely crafted comedy, nodding to Hollywood pics of yesteryear with crisp monochrome 35mm photography. There’s also a nice cast, which includes Rose Byrne, Helen Hunt, Charlie Day, Edie Falco, and Pamela Adlon.

The film received mostly positive reviews at the Toronto International Film Festival, where The Orchard picked it up and gave it a limited US release date of November 17.

Official synopsis for I Love You, Daddy:

Louis C.K.’s I LOVE YOU, DADDY is a bittersweet comedy about successful TV writer/producer Glen Topher (C.K.), who panics when his spoiled 17-year-old daughter China (Chloë Grace Moretz) starts spending time with 68-year-old Leslie Goodwin (John Malkovich), a legendary film director with a reputation for dating underage girls. Conceived in the high style of 1940s Hollywood movies, with lustrous black and white 35mm photography and a soaring orchestral score, I LOVE YOU, DADDY blends a classic look with Louis C.K.’s raucous modern comic sensibility to tell the story of a flawed man’s struggle to connect with his daughter and get back on his feet as an artist.

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