STELLA is a three-man comedy troupe from New York City, comprised of well-known comedians and actors Michael Showalter, David Wain, and Michael Ian Black. Though the three have made a ... See full summary »
Each episode contains 30 minutes of extremely bizarre and funny sketch comedy performed by THE STATE, an 11 member sketch comedy troupe who wrote and starred in various sketches seen throughout the program.
Michael Ian Black,
Robert Ben Garant
A Princeton admissions officer who is up for a major promotion takes a professional risk after she meets a college-bound alternative school kid who just might be the son she gave up years ago in a secret adoption.
Paul Miller has struggled as an actor in Hollywood for years, and now he's had enough. In two days, he's going to kill himself. But in true Hollywood style, he's hired a film crew to chronicle his last moments.
There are two additional scenes after the movie ends. After the first half of credits, a new scene appears showing the ending from the perspective of Dan (Paul Rudd), who finds himself a Baxter as well. After all of the credits is an additional scene with Elliot's friends from the bar after he left, telling another story. See more »
Saw this at the Maine International Film Festival. It shares some characteristics with prime Woody Allen -- an affection for New York (warmly shot) and a sure sense of casting supporting actors.
Is it a ground-breaking comedy? No. But it is thoroughly charming and entertaining and had the audience laughing at all the moments it intended. The truth is, most people identify not with the pretty leads in glossy romantic comedies but with the zhlubs, and this is a film that gives us permission to identify with the zhlubs (without demonizing the pretty people). There aren't a lot of uncynical comedies out there, and this is a welcome one.
It's also valuable for people casting in the New York area -- there are enough engaging performers in here to cast three or four movies.
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