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The Comedy

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THE COMEDY Eric Wareheim and James Murphy
Tribeca Film

The Comedy

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
Unrated
runtime:
94 minutes
Limited Release Date:
11/09/12
performer:
Tim Heidecker, Liza Kate
director:
Rick Alverson
genre:
Drama

We gave it a C

The bad-boy comedian Tim Heidecker plays a shaggy rich-kid wastrel who wanders around in an alcoholic stupor putting people on, telling jokes that mock minorities, ”bitches,” and the working class — but it’s all deeply ironic! (Or is it?) The filmmaker, Rick Alverson, stages this ramble in a grungy, annoying fashion that suggests Harmony Korine on helium. The Comedy pretends to be a satire of entitlement, but it’s made in a style so indulgent that the whole film feels entitled in the extreme. (Also available on VOD) C

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