This revealing and touching film asks what happens when a generation's ultimate anti-authoritarians - punk rockers - become society's ultimate authorities - dads. With a large chorus of punk rock's leading men - Blink-182's Mark Hoppus, Red Hot Chili Peppers' Flea, Rise Against's Tim McIlrath - THE OTHER F WORD follows Jim Lindberg, a 20-year veteran of the skate punk band Pennywise, on his hysterical and moving journey from belting his band's anthem "F--k Authority," to embracing his ultimately authoritarian role in mid-life: fatherhood. Other dads featured in the film include skater Tony Hawk, Art Alexakis (Everclear), Mark Mothersbaugh (Devo), Tony Adolescent (The Adolescents), Fat Mike (NOFX), Lars Frederiksen (Rancid), and many others.
- Andrea Blaugrund Nevins
- Tony Adolescent, Art Alexakis, Rob Chaos, Joe Escalante, Fat Mike, Flea, Matt Freeman, Lars Frederiksen, Josh Freese, Jack Grisham, Brett Gurewitz, Tony Hawk, Greg Hetson, Mark Hoppus, Jim Lindberg, Tim McIlrath, Mark Mothersbaugh, Duane Peters, Ron (Chavo) Reyes, Joe Sib, Rick Thorne
What begins as an amusing fluff piece ("Daddy's messed up," mumbles one woozy subject after dropping his gurgling infant) slowly emerges as a compelling and often touching peek at punk paternity.Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times, 11.01.2011
"The Other F Word" winds up feeling scattershot and unfocused.Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times, 11.03.2011
As wonderful as it is to see the peace and happiness they've brought their dads, the real challenge for these men may come when the sweet tots who now look up to them grow into adolescents looking for authorities of their own to displace.Ella Taylor, NPR, 11.04.2011
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.Mark Feeney, Boston Globe, 11.10.2011