‘Daddy Issues’ Trailer: A Stand-Up Comedian Jokes Her Way Through Grief And Unexpected Inheritance

Movies about standup comedians largely serve one purpose. There’s a belief that comedians are so funny because they’ve been through enough personal struggle to see the world from an angle most of us can’t fathom. That seems to be the point of the upcoming film Daddy Issues, as well.

Marking the directorial debut of writer Laura Holliday, Daddy Issues stars Kimberley Datnow as Henri, a London-based comedian who returns home to Los Angles to take over the family business. Unfortunately, it comes at the death of her estranged father, someone whose approval she still seeks even after he’s gone.

So the fun of this is going to be Henri cracking jokes to cope with her father’s death, a new business, a return to big city life, and her accident-prone 20s. This looks like fun, and like something Judd Apatow would take a shine to.  The cast also includes Tanner Rittenhouse, Alice Carroll Johnson, and Francis Lloyd Corby.

Daddy Issues opens June 23rd on VOD.

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.