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The Other F Word (2011)

Jim Lindberg , Mark Hoppus , Andrea Blaugrund Nevins  |  NR |  DVD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (60 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Jim Lindberg, Mark Hoppus, Art Alexakis, Flea, Lars Frederiksen
  • Directors: Andrea Blaugrund Nevins
  • Format: Multiple Formats, AC-3, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Oscilloscope Laboratories
  • DVD Release Date: January 31, 2012
  • Run Time: 99 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (60 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B005Z4D2EC
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #81,382 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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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, 20-year veteran of skate punk band, Pennywise, on his hysterical and moving journey from belting his band's anthem, 'Fuck Authority', to embracing his ultimately pivotal authoritarian role in mid-life, fatherhood.

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Daddy's little monsters! February 1, 2012
Format:DVD
This was by far the favorite documentary I saw at SXSW 2011. I have been into punk music since I was a little kid and I always had a 'cool mom', so I could definitely sympathize with the kiddos in this documentary. Scenes of mohawked, studded, pierced and inked guys taking their kids to the playground, changing diapers... Fat Mike picking out an outfit with his decidedly diva little girl... these are some of the cutest, most heartwarming things you're likely to see out of these controversial and anti-authoritarian musicians. But more than the parenthood is being filmed here; Art from Everclear discusses his own distance and abuse due to his father's absence, and Duane Peters recounts the agonizing death of his teenage son, among other incredibly poignant and honest moments. These are more than just punk idols... they are real men with real problems, facing the trials and tribulations of raising children outside the box. A must-see for anyone who is a fan of any of the bands depicted within. The soundtrack is PHENOMENAL too... they use so much epic music throughout that a soundtrack would be like 3 CDs' worth of material!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars awesome! February 16, 2012
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I got this for my birthday. My wife went to see it in the theaters, but I could not attend. She told me I would love it and she was right! You get a sense, even if you were never a full-on punk yourself, of the reality of what these guys are dealing with. I think most guys my age (30-40) had a little bit of a punk attitude (F.U. I will do it because you told me not to) and this shows how hard it can be to reconcile that tendency with the realities of fatherhood.
Caution: this is a movie about punks... there are some 4 letter words... they play the entirety of Family Reunion by blink 182 (look it up if you don't know). So it's not for little kids and maybe not for the elderly. But all in all there is so much that hit home that I have to give it full marks. This will be a movie that is discovered by music fans and fathers for years and years to come! Great job!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I laughed, I cried, I cheered! January 31, 2012
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Very real, very touching, very funny. It's punk rock, all grown up.... well, mostly :) This film is a great vehicle of sentiment for our youth and hope for our future. Loved every minute of it. Bravo to all the punk rockers who have figured out how to embrace their families without losing what they stand for.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not a Fan But Loved the Movie February 2, 2012
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I've never been a fan of punk and probably never will be, but I loved this film. It has so much to recommend it. Seeing these guys trying to balance two very different, almost opposite, worlds was fascinating. Also, as I said I've never been a fan of punk, but through this movie I have much better understanding of the music, the people who make it, and the people who are drawn to it. Aside from being very entertaining it was very educational.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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Pre-ordered this and received it yesterday. If you are a die hard Pennywise fan I STRONGLY recommend this along with Jim Lindberg's book Punk Rock Dad. I got a little teary eyed and managed to laugh my face off. You don't have to be a die hard punk rock fan to enjoy it. Other band members are from Rise Against, Rancid, NOFX, Black Flag, Adolescents, Vandals, Blink 182 & even Tony Hawk. Really enjoyed seeing this point of view of their lives. Great soundtrack of course too ;).
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great film for us old punk guys June 10, 2013
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I was recommended by a friend to watch. I felt it was a very well done story aboiut us middle aged punk guys. I remeber at 15 thinking i would never live to 30. Now a year off 40 and with 2 sons my outlook has really changed. I still dont trust the estsablishent, i still want revolution, but i also nee to pay a mortgage, car payment and keep food on the table. it is sooo weird to me still.. Being an outcast and having to intergrate into society is hard and this movie shows how har dit realy is. It also shows haw we as parents need to be good parents. I made my 15 year old watch this with me and he now has a greater appreication for what i went through growing up and why i am the way i am with him. One of the best lines of the film (its in the trailer too) is Jim Lindberg sayin (to paraphrae)- i thought i was going to change the world, now maybe i am by raising better kids! I choked up at a few parts in the film, and i highly recommend this film to any parent, not just old punk rockers.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Punkest Thing of All July 5, 2012
By CLC1905
Format:DVD
I'm going to (badly) paraphrase Jim Lindberg's words at the end of the film to give you a sense of it. "Raising kids better than we got raised and being there for them is the punkest thing of all". I agree with that statement completely! There are moments of laughter in this film- Jim wondering what his neighbors must think when they see him putting tobasco sauce on his dog's poop. Moments of charm- watching Flea and his daughter interact and hearing Art Alexakis talking about 'the switch' that kids can sense that happens in adults once you become a parent. There are heart breaking moments hearing Tony Be (Adolescent) and Duane Peters talk about the loss of a child. There are some weird moments- watching Fat Mike put spray-able butter on toast for his daughter and Rob Chaos talking about... well, I'm not going to give that one up- you'll just have to see for yourself. I can't wait to see the bonus features which look pretty great. Even if you aren't into the music so much, I think there are some profound truths here and also enough funny moments to keep it from getting too bogged down that everybody can find something here that speaks to them. Kudos to the guys who participated and offered such insight and heartfelt feelings, kudos to the filmmakers, and kudos to Jim Lindberg, who's book sparked the idea to make this film! You all get big applause from this punk rock mom. (Now how about a punk rock mom documentary? Just kidding!) ;)
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Every dad or guy thinking about being a dad should watch this movie.
Published 20 hours ago by LouisvilleWineGeek
3.0 out of 5 stars nice documentary about becoming an adult
nice documentary about becoming an adult, accepting responsibility and wanting to be better parents, but the punk rocker performance style left me disgusted with that music (?? Read more
Published 11 days ago by Louise O. Standish
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Its very cool to see my punk rock idols all grown up and putting their families first.
Published 17 days ago by J
5.0 out of 5 stars Jim? Punk rock dad...
I love pennywise but jim does not portray a very punk rock lifestyle at all. This video should be about punk rock dads. Read more
Published 1 month ago by J. Smith-Coe
5.0 out of 5 stars Great movie!
My husband was in a punk band when we met. Though I knew he loved us I also knew he struggled a bit off and on with the transition from how things were when we met to being a... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Raelene Y.
4.0 out of 5 stars Great rock & roll film!
Great film that covers punk bands that I grew up with. You can relate to the artist especially if you have children. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Allen W. Green
2.0 out of 5 stars Gimme a break
Everclear, Pennywise, & Blink 182 are punk bands now? Give me a break. Jocks in punk costumes talking about what it's like to be a dad now in a post-Nirvana world is sad. Read more
Published 6 months ago by edfromeast
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Movie!!
So many movies are all "mom" based. it's great to see things from a dad point of view. a must watch!
Published 11 months ago by eenie
3.0 out of 5 stars OK, but not great...
Fat Mike makes the movie. Stayed punk, even though he's a dad now. Duane too...couple of weird things, douch-y jock saying there's bands out there like Black Flag but Pennywise... Read more
Published 11 months ago by murdercore
5.0 out of 5 stars Surprising Gem
I happened to stumbled into a few punk rock shows in my teens but was never really into the music or the style. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Jelismit
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