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The Comedian (2016)

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A look at the life of an aging insult comic named Jack Burke.

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Taylor Hackford

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Art Linson (screenplay by), Jeffrey Ross (screenplay by) (as Jeff Ross) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert De Niro ... Jackie Burke
Leslie Mann ... Harmony Schiltz
Harvey Keitel ... Mac Schiltz
Edie Falco ... Miller
Danny DeVito ... James Berkowitz
Patti LuPone ... Florie Berkowitz
Charles Grodin ... Dick D'Angelo
Cloris Leachman ... May Connor
Lucy DeVito ... Brittany Berkowitz
Billy Crystal ... Billy Crystal
Veronica Ferres ... Karola
Lois Smith ... Miriam
Marylouise Burke ... Adele
Stewart Steinberg ... Bernie
Tom Morrissey Tom Morrissey ... Herman
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Storyline

Jackie (Robert DeNiro) is a comic icon, attempting to reinvent himself despite his audience only wanting to know him as a television character he played earlier in his career. After accosting an audience member, Jackie is sentenced to community service where he meets Harmony Schiltz (Leslie Mann). Written by Peter-Patrick76 (peter-patrick@mail.com)

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nobody's a bargain

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Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for crude sexual references and language throughout | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 February 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,723, 11 December 2016

Gross USA:

$1,659,002

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,659,002
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Billy Crystal's cameo in the elevator with De Niro brings the Analyze This (1999) and Analyze That (2002) duo together again. See more »

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The name of the reality show is Just Say Uncle yet Jackie constantly refers to it as Say Uncle. See more »

Quotes

Jackie Burke: Once you can make a woman laugh then you can make her do anything, they say. I don't know if that's true.
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References Battleship Potemkin (1925) See more »

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The Comedian: Above par for what it is, below par for DeNiro
29 April 2018 | by PlatypuschowSee all my reviews

The Comedian has a damn impressive cast, De Niro, Keitel and Mann. Immediatly I had high hopes, alas they weren't met but the film isn't a complete bust.

It tells the story of an ageing comedian on the road to comeback. His foul mouth and controversial style doesn't appeal to everyone and to make matters worse his considerably younger on/off girlfriend is harbouring a secret that will change everything.

Everyone is on form and there are laughs to be had but much of the film feels like a structureless art piece and simply doesn't flow.

One thing I truly liked was how much I empathised with DeNiro, how much I found myself relating to him and yet hoping that isn't what I have to look forward to in my old age.

The Comedian is more a drama with some comedic moments than a comedy, but considering its subject matter it's still head and shoulders over the likes of Funny People (2009).

The Good:

Cast are great

The more I see Leslie Mann the more I like her

Some funny moments

The Bad:

Weirdly paced

Things I Learnt From This Movie:

DeNiro has reinvented himself like no actor before him

I hope I never hit an time where I need to go for a number 3


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