This is Louis C.K.’s first feature film in over 16 years since Pootie Tang.
Writer-director Louis C.K. stars as a successful New York television writer who rekindles a relationship with his teenage daughter (Chloë Grace Moretz) but is then horrified when she falls for the aging filmmaker (John Malkovich) he’s long idolized.
Think of Woody Allen’s Manhattan. This film has a lot of similarities from the 35mm black and white to the location in New York and the plot.
“Woody is an ingredient, along with a whole other generation of dudes who used to go up and down the age line a lot more easily,” C.K. told the Hollywood Reporter of the film.
Now, in light of the recent news of us all learning about Harvey Weinstein, the film takes a bit of a different vibe than what was intended. Now becoming a bit more of a social satire on current affairs. While there was no way C.K. could’ve predicted events would play out as they have these last few months, it does potentially make the film all the more relevant. The film stars a lot of people you will recognizes from Morentz and Malkocivh to Pamela Adlon, Rose Byrne, Hellen Hunt, Charlie Day, and Edie Falco.
I Love You, Daddy opens on November 17.