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This Raunchy New Comedy Has Become the Top Movie on Netflix in Just 24 Hours

A quick rise to the top

Still from 'Old Dads.'
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Time for a new movie to take the crown as the number-one film on Netflix, and this time around, it's a raunchy comedy with a few stars who you might recognize. Say hello to Old Dads.

The film, which premiered on Friday, October 20, quickly moved into the top spot on the site's list of most-watched movies. In fact, it only took a matter of twenty-four hours. Now, Old Dads is sitting above other titles like Fair Play, Long Shot, The Devil on Trial and more.

The comedy follows three best friends who decide to embrace their lives as older fathers. However, the trio quickly realize that the world is racing ahead of them, and they've got to face their problems (all the while trying to help their little tikes grow up).

You might recognize the three leading men—Bobby Cannavale (Spy), Bokeem Woodbine (Fargo) and Bill Burr (Breaking Bad)—who play best buds Jack, Connor and Mike.

Burr not only stars in the film, but he also acted as director (making his directorial debut), and he co-wrote the script with Ben Tishler. Throughout his career, Burr has been recognized for writing comedy specials, including the Grammy Award-nominated Paper Tiger.

Still from 'Old Dads.'
Michael Moriatis/Netflix

As of right now, the film has an 89 percent positive score from audiences on Rotten Tomatoes, based on over 250 ratings (however, it only has a 20 percent score from film critics).

Other stars in Old Dads include Katie Aselton (The League), Reign Edwards (The Bold and the Beautiful), Jackie Tohn (GLOW), Miles Robbins (Let It Snow), Rachael Harris (Lucifer), Bruce Dern (Coming Home) and more.

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Let the laughs commence.

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