“Daddy Longlegs may shock you, but it will also make you re-examine your ideas about parenthood, and what it means to be a father.”
Every year, Lenny gets to spend two weeks with his two young sons. He juggles his kids, work, and everything else within a midtown studio apartment in New York City. He ultimately faces the choice of being their father or their friend, with the idea that these two short weeks must last 6 months. A trip upstate, visitors from strange lands, a justifiably concerned mother, a girlfriend, “magic” blankets, and complete lawlessness seem to take over their lives.
This slice-of-life film is a swan song to excuses and irresponsibilities, to fatherhood and self-created experiences, and to what it’s like to be truly torn between being a child and being an adult.
Festivals: Cannes (Director’s Fortnight), Sundance
“A risky, heartbreaking exercise in empathy toward a person who may not deserve it.”
– A.O. Scott, New York Times