6.7/10
1,117
6 user 41 critic

Daddy Longlegs (2009)

Go Get Some Rosemary (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 28 April 2010 (France)
Trailer
1:30 | Trailer
A father juggling his kids with the rest of his responsibilities is ultimately faced with the choice of being their father or their friend.

Writers:

Ronald Bronstein (with more from), Benny Safdie | 1 more credit »
4 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A curious and lost Eleonore looks for something everywhere, even in the bags of strangers who find themselves sadly smiling only well after she's left their lives. They owe her their thanks.

Director: Josh Safdie
Stars: Bat 'Batman' Baxter, Alex Billig, Wayne Chin
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A young woman struggles to reconcile her loves of her life; her boyfriend and heroin. She finds out that suicide is the only way for her boyfriend to forgive her for her misdeed.

Directors: Benny Safdie, Josh Safdie
Stars: Arielle Holmes, Caleb Landry Jones, Buddy Duress
Lenny Cooke (2013)
Documentary | Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Lenny Cooke was the number-one ranked high school basketball player in America, but his inevitable fall from grace will forever be remembered.

Directors: Benny Safdie, Josh Safdie
Stars: Lenny Cooke
Short | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

While trying to move 40 kids six New York City blocks all by himself, a stressed man accidentally loses a bouquet of a hundred balloons. In that bouquet, a lone black balloon scurries free ... See full summary »

Directors: Benny Safdie, Josh Safdie
Stars: Mustafa Bekiroglu, Kennon Bltut, Eleonore Hendricks
John's Gone (2010)
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

John's Gone is a fever dream comedy about John's World soon after his mother passes away. He sells things online, cheats off dollar stores, needs friends but settles for strangers, has ... See full summary »

Directors: Benny Safdie, Josh Safdie
Stars: Benny Safdie, Eric Cheung, Antonio Gusman
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

This is a story about a real life brother and sister and their journey to the zoo. On their way, they accidentally pick up a hitchhiker.

Director: Josh Safdie
Stars: Abdellah Belachguer, Josh Safdie, Giacomo Sumner
Jay-Z: Marcy Me (Video 2017)
Short | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Music video for Marcy Me, a song by Jay-Z from the album 4:44.

Directors: Benny Safdie, Josh Safdie
Stars: Malachi Butler
Buttons (2011)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  
Directors: Alex Kalman, Benny Safdie, and 1 more credit »
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

This is the story of a lonely man named John. He wanders through the city into various acquaintances of varying levels of niceness. He sees a lot of people but sometimes they just don't want to be bothered with him.

Director: Benny Safdie
Stars: Max Abelson, Firas Al-Ramahi, Jim Bennett
Good Time (2017)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

After a botched bank robbery lands his younger brother in prison, Connie Nikas embarks on a twisted odyssey through New York City's underworld to get his brother Nick out of jail.

Directors: Benny Safdie, Josh Safdie
Stars: Robert Pattinson, Benny Safdie, Jennifer Jason Leigh
Frownland (2007)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

About a door-to-door coupon salesman who eats popcorn & eggs off the folded-out-door of his kitchen oven.

Director: Ronald Bronstein
Stars: Dore Mann, Paul Grimstad, David Sandholm
Short | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

'The Pure and the Damned' by Oneohtrix Point Never ft. Iggy Pop from the official soundtrack of Good Time including unused scenes of a 'what if' ending if Connie and Nick successfully completed the heist.

Directors: Benny Safdie, Josh Safdie
Stars: Robert Pattinson, Iggy Pop, Benny Safdie
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ronald Bronstein Ronald Bronstein ... Lenny
Alex Greenblatt Alex Greenblatt ... Alex
Sage Ranaldo Sage Ranaldo ... Sage Sokol
Frey Ranaldo Frey Ranaldo ... Frey Sokol
Victor Puccio Victor Puccio ... Principal Puccio
Lance 'Batman' Chamberlain Lance 'Batman' Chamberlain ... Vietnam Vet #1
Baker Suitson Baker Suitson ... Vietnam Vet #2
Peter Cramer Peter Cramer ... Cruiser at 'Y'
Eleonore Hendricks ... Leni
Sean Price Williams Sean Price Williams ... Dale (as Sean Williams)
Dakota O'Hara ... Roberta (as Dakota Goldhor)
Jonny Napalm Jonny Napalm ... Guy in Bar (as Johnny Napalm)
Simone Parker Simone Parker ... Bartender
Aren Topdijian Aren Topdijian ... Aren (Boyfriend) (as Aren Topdjian)
Danny Callahan Danny Callahan ... Tow Truck Driver
Edit

Storyline

After months of being alone, sad, busy, sidetracked, free, lofty, late and away from his kids, Lenny, 34 with graying frazzled hair, picks his kids up from school. Every year he spends a couple of weeks with his sons Sage, 9, and Frey, 7. Lenny juggles his kids and everything else all within a midtown studio apartment in New York City. He ultimately faces the choice of being their father or their friend all with the idea that these two weeks must last 6 months. In these two weeks, a trip upstate, visitors from strange lands, a mother, a girlfriend, "magic" blankets, and complete lawlessness seem to take over their lives. The film is a swan song to excuses and responsibilities; to fatherhood and self-created experiences, and to what it's like to be truly torn between being a child and being an adult. Written by Josh and Benny Safdie

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

IFC Films [United States]

Country:

USA | France

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 April 2010 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Daddy Longlegs See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

Edit

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,323, 16 May 2010

Gross USA:

$21,766

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$33,217
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo (LtRt)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Co-director Josh Safdie approached the young actors after spotting them on the streets of New York and immediately went up to them and asked them and their mother if they wanted to be in the film. See more »

Quotes

Lenny: It's my screw-up. I'm entitled to screw-up.
See more »

Connections

References A Woman Under the Influence (1974) See more »

Soundtracks

Oh Lord, Please Forgive Me Now
Performed by Bruce Hirdler
[Special thanks to Irwin Chusio]
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Personal film revealing potential for the Safdie brothers
21 March 2018 | by WhimsicalVoniaSee all my reviews

Daddy Longlegs (2009) Directors: The Safdie Brothers 7/10

From the brothers who will later bring us the phenomenal "Good Time", Low budget handhelds create many laughs and what the f*#$& moments, Bronstein's performance impresses by managing to be appallingly appealing, Irresponsible non-father trying his best with his 2 weeks a year 7 & 9 year old sons, Indeterminate ending to a whirlwind ride leaves one feeling the same way.

Gogyohka literally translates to "five-line poem." An alternative to the tanka form, the gogyohka has very simple rules. Five lines with one phrase per line. What comprises a phrase? Eye of the beholder- or the poet, in this case. #Gogyohka #PoemReview


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 6 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed