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Bill Burr's "Old Dads" - A Netflix movie : A Rollercoaster of Humor and Controversy

Tuesday, October 24, 2023 • Tamil Comments
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The new Netflix movie featuring Bill Burr, titled "Old Dads," has generated mixed reviews from both critics and viewers. While critics have given it a low 17 percent score on Rotten Tomatoes, the audience has been far more impressed, giving it a high 90 percent positive rating.

"Old Dads" follows the story of three middle-aged fathers, played by Bill Burr, Bobby Cannavale, and Bokeem Woodbine, as they navigate the challenges of dealing with preschool principals, millennial CEOs, and modern technology.

Bill Burr co-wrote the film with Ben Tishler, and this project marks his directorial debut. One enthusiastic fan hailed "Old Dads" as the "best movie I’ve seen in 15 years," while another praised its humor, saying, "I literally fell off my chair while laughing... Bill Burr is like a younger version of Larry David."

On the other hand, The Associated Press panned the film, describing it as "a meandering, unfunny assault on PC culture," suggesting it would have been more fitting in the 1990s alongside works by Dinesh D’Souza and Pat Buchanan. A critical review even awarded the film only half a star, characterizing it as the unrelenting rants of someone out of touch with reality.

The division between critics and viewers is not uncommon in the entertainment industry, and it brings to mind the sharp divides in reviews for comedian Dave Chappelle's Netflix specials.

Notably, many audiences gave a positive review, noting that if you enjoy Bill Burr's stand-up humor, you're likely to find "Old Dads" entertaining. They highlighted the comedic performances of Bobby Cannavale, Bokeem Woodbine, and a cast of comedians in supporting roles.

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