“I Love You Daddy,” was written, directed, edited, produced, and stars C.K. as a a seasoned writer in the entertainment industry who tries to stop his teenage daughter (Chloe Grace Moretz) from her growing relationship with an aging filmmaker, played by John Malkovich.
The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and attracted controversy due to several jokes about child rape and the use of racial slurs by C.K.’s character.
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The film was also criticized for its homage to the works of director Woody Allen, particularly his 1979 film “Manhattan,” which also follows a teenage actress’ relationship with a much older man.
Malkovich’s character was widely taken to be a proxy for Allen, paralleling the filmmaker’s history. The film opens in L.A. and New York this weekend and expands to major cities next weekend.
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