I Love My Dad

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  • Official Trailer
  • Trailer 1

Movie Info & Cast


Inspired by writer, director, and star James Morosini’s true life experience, I LOVE MY DAD follows Chuck (Patton Oswalt), a hopelessly estranged father who desperately wants to reconnect with his troubled son, Franklin (Morosini). Blocked on social media and concerned for his son’s life, Chuck impersonates a waitress online and starts checking in with Franklin. But things begin to spiral when Franklin falls for this imaginary girl (Claudia Sulewski) and wants nothing more than to meet her in person, as Chuck has inadvertently catfished his own son. A thrilling comedy with an unexpected twist, I LOVE MY DAD also stars Rachel Dratch, Lil Rel Howery, Amy Landecker and Ricky Velez.


  • Patton Oswalt
  • James Morosini
  • Claudia Sulewski
  • Lil Rel Howery
  • Amy Landecker
  • Ricky Velez
  • Rachel Dratch
  • Zae'on James

Atom User Reviews

4.0 out of 5


Mar 16, 2022

Is it a well-made film? Absolutely, and Morosini has a strong vision for how to shape a story and characters right out of the gate. Unfortunately, that doesn’t turn I Love My Dad into a must-watch.

Mae Abdulbaki
Screen Rant
Mar 15, 2022

Gently funny and much more forgiving than viewers might expect, the picture plays to Oswalt’s strengths and may resonate uncomfortably for parents worried about protecting their digital-native children without suffocating them or, worse, creating entirely new problems.

Metacritic review by John DeFore
John DeFore
The Hollywood Reporter
Mar 15, 2022

It may not resonate as anything deeper than a modern satire of the idea that father knows best, but it leans into its high-wire act with the fearlessness of a movie that knows just how fraught it can be to connect with anyone these days.

David Ehrlich