DADDIO (Tribeca 2024) – Review by Valerie Kalfrin

Unfolding largely in real time over one hour and forty-one minutes, Daddio follows an unnamed woman (Dakota Johnson) headed home to the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood in Manhattan from JFK International Airport in Queens. In no mood to chat at first, she soon warms up to the driver (Sean Penn), a crusty guy ranting about how paying by apps and credit cards means no one throws you a little extra anymore. One of the smart touches in Daddio is how the talky script doles out character details. Daddio also is a universal one about finding meaning and connection in unlikely places, showing life can be a surprising trip.

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