The Other F Word (2011)



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Punk rock dad: an oxymoron? The Other F Word, with charm and wit, explores the bizarre transformation of punk rockers (featuring Pennywise's Jim Lindberg, whose anthem is "F--- Authority") into soccer dads. The L.A. punk scene's leading men - among them Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Ron Reyes (Black Flag), Mark Hoppus (Blink 182), Tim McIlrath (Rise Against), and Fat Mike (NOFX) - open up about their troubled childhoods and how, today, they balance profane rage with being conscientious … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Musical & Performing Arts, Special Interest
Directed By: ,
Written By: Andrea Blaugrund Nevins
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On DVD: Nov 17, 2011
Box Office: $53.2k
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All Critics (33) | Top Critics (14)

There are delicious contrasts between the musicians in full-on punk-rock mode and in full-on dad mode.

Full Review… | November 17, 2011
Washington Post
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Blink-182's Mark Hoppus has an especially good line about the all-consuming nature of being a pop: "It's like red matter from Star Trek. It just sucks everything in."

Full Review… | November 17, 2011
Philadelphia Inquirer
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These cute little domestic interludes give The Other F Word a light humor and large awwwww factor that's unavoidable, understandable and entirely un-punk.

Full Review… | November 17, 2011
Houston Chronicle
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For the most part the film is an interesting, and occasionally fascinating, look at getting older and taking on responsibility.

Full Review… | November 17, 2011
Arizona Republic
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Lindberg's throwaway self-description of himself as getting by during a tour "on Ambien and hair dye'' may be the best line in a movie full of good ones.

Full Review… | November 17, 2011
Boston Globe
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Despite a few genuinely poignant moments (try not to be moved as Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea talks of righting his parents' wrongs) and a bit of humor, F Word feels shallow and a little stale.

Full Review… | November 17, 2011
Hollywood Reporter
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