After months of being alone, sad, busy, sidetracked, free, lofty, late and away from his kids, Lenny (Ronald Bronstein), 34 with graying frazzled hair, picks his kids up from school. Every year he spends of couple of weeks with his sons Sage (Sage Ranaldo), 9, and Frey (Frey Ranaldo), 7. Lenny juggles his kids and everything else all within a midtown studio aparment in New York City. He ultimately faces the choice of being their father of their friend 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 irresponsibilities; to fatherhood and self—created experiences, and to what its like to be truly torn between being a child and being an adult.
A risky, heartbreaking exercise in empathy toward a person who may not deserve it.A.O. Scott, New York Times, 07.07.2010
A funny, fantastic, genuinely alarming quasi-autobiographical cheapster by twentysomething New York brothers Josh and Benny Safdie.J. Hoberman, Village Voice, 06.24.2010
Daddy Longlegs may shock you, but it will also make you reexamine your ideas about parenthood, and what it means to be a father.Jennie Yabroff, Newsweek, 06.24.2010