‘Sr.’ Trailer: Robert Downey Jr. Gives Father Robert Downey His Documentary Due In Upcoming Netflix Film

Robert Downey Jr. is shining the spotlight on his late father Robert Downey Sr. in their new Netflix documentary Sr. Shot in black and white, we see multiple conversations between father and son about their relationship, Sr.’s film career, and the impact fame had on the entire family.

To today’s audiences Downey Jr. is the well-known figure but his father was a legend in his own right. Starting out in the 60s, he was a fixture in the absurdist movement with films like Cold Turkey and Greaser’s Palace. He also acted in many films such as Boogie Nights and Tower Heist. 

The documentary promises plenty of heartfelt moments and hard laughs. In fact the trailer ends with the two joking about the title Sr.Downey Jr. has spent this year’s festival season promoting and showing the film as a way to honor his dad. The elder Downey passed away from Parkinson’s Disease in July 2021.

Watch the trailer below. You can catch Sr. on Netflix on Dec. 2.


Cortland Jacoby
A D.C area native, Cortland has been interested in media since birth. Taking film classes in high school and watching the classics with family instilled a love of film in Cortland’s formative years. Before graduating with a degree in English and minoring in Film Study from Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania, Cortland ran the college’s radio station, where she frequently reviewed films on air. She then wrote for another D.C area publication before landing at Punch Drunk Critics. Aside from writing and interviewing, she enjoys podcasts, knitting, and talking about representation in media.