“Come to Daddy” is a quirky, somewhat strange thriller with very aggressive scenes and full of insanity. Revealing too much isn’t recommended. Best to start watching this movie without knowing too much, such that the experience will be decidedly surprising.
Best of all, the entire film is completely unpredictable, blindsiding the viewer with one surprise after another. Come to Daddy is loaded with plot twists – none of which I saw coming – without any pesky red herrings.
This is kind of an odd movie, when it was first coming out I heard a buzz in the horror world and the fact that Leigh Whannell had co-wrote it there was hope this would be one of those rare horror/comedies that would work then it kind of came out and just went and most reviews were negative.
I didn’t think it was as bad as the buzz, it was a misfire but it was breezy enough to make it watchable.
Macon Blair Directs and Wrote “I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore” (also plays funny “Bar Dude” who Ruth initially mistakes for a decent guy who spoils a reveal in the book Ruth is reading is hilarious) Blair’s human behavioural observations are very real and sometimes funny and is brilliantly expressed by Melanie Lynskey (mostly in those humdrum everyday life scenes) in how normal people like Ruth put up with outright ignorance on an everyday level until they finally snap. It should also be noted that this is Blair’s directorial debut and I hope and look forward to him sitting in the chair going forward as his execution in dark humour is solid.