Louis C.K.’s I Love You, Daddy Trailer


After earning a lot of praise for this independently produced TV series Horace and Pete last year, Louis C.K.’s next project behind the camera is a black-and-white feature film called I Love You, Daddy. The movie premiered at TIFF last month where it received mostly positive reviews, although not necessarily glowing ones. It appears to be an old fashioned screwball comedy of sorts that explores some uncomfortable subject matter and it finds Louis playing a successful TV writer whose 17-year-old daughter (Chloe Grace Moretz) becomes the object of desire for an aging filmmaker (John Malkovich) that he idolizes. The movie was shot on 35mm, takes place in New York and features a full orchestral score not to mention plenty of wipe transitions… clearly it is inspired by Woody Allen in more ways than one. I Love You, Daddy co-stars Edie Falco, Charlie Day, Rose Byrne, Pamela Adlon and Helen Hunt and it hits select theatres on Nov. 17th. Check out the trailer after the jump and see what you think.

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  • Todd S. Gallows

    Caught it at TIFF, he shot it in June or July and brought it to the festival fresh out of the editing bay. It was pretty rough around the edges, with some sloppy camera work and editing.

    There were enough funny parts, but I’m surprised they would release the trailer now of all times when the COPO’s flavour of the week is Hollywood predators. The movie takes a pretty ambiguous stance on the topic with a few characters making arguments for why there’s nothing wrong with teenage girls sleeping with middle aged men.

    I guess we’ll see how it does.

  • Sean

    Yikes, that’s pretty ballsy considering he already has his own allegations out there as well.

  • Todd S. Gallows

    Yeah, to his credit, his character didn’t really. And in the Q&A, he said something along the lines that this is his nightmare scenario, and he made this to “piss on the electric fence”.

    But again, the subject matter, and having characters try to justify it probably won’t sit well under the public microscope.

  • Mark D.

    Well, the issue in the headlines isn’t “middle aged men sleeping with teenage girls” – it’s sexual assault, sexual abuse and rape, with the women accusers being adults. Consensual vs. non-consensual. Two very different issues. Just going by the trailer, but his daughter seems fine with the relationship in the film – and I’m assuming she’s at least 18, considering Moretz is 20. In other words, I hear what you’re saying, but the issues don’t appear to be related, apart from Malkovich being a filmmaker.

  • Sean

    In the trailer he says she’s a minor and according to the plot synopsis she’s 17. And there’s also the issue that Malkovich’s character seems to be a well-known celebrity with a certain amount of power. So it’s a bit more complicated. But in general I agree it’s not quite the same thing.

  • Beat_C

    “COPO’s flavour of the week”? really?

  • Anthony

    He mentions in the trailer she’s a minor. That’s still statutory rape.