The first trailer for Sr. has been released online. Directed by Chris Smith, the movie follows, “the tender but appropriately irreverent account of the life and career of Robert Downey Sr., the fearless and visionary American director who set the standard for countercultural comedy in the 1960s and 1970s.”
Our editor-in-chief Joey Magidson saw the movie at the New York Film Festival and said that it is “both deeply personal and incredibly universal, which is really an ideal combination in a biographical type of doc. Whether this sort of a relationship hits you as hard as it hit me, you can recognize its importance. If you want to learn about why Downey Sr. is an important figure in the indie comedy world? The film has you covered. If you want to find out how Downey Jr. was shaped as a lad, well before he became Iron Man, well you’re in luck. The movie covers that too. Combine both and you have a full cinematic meal.” You can read his full review of the film here.
You can watch the full trailer below and see the movie on Netflix December 2: