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Gilbert (2017)

GILBERT is a wildly funny and unexpectedly poignant portrait of the life and career of one of comedy's most iconic figures, Gilbert Gottfried.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gilbert Gottfried ... Himself
Dave Attell ... Himself
Joy Behar ... Herself
Richard Belzer ... Himself
Lewis Black ... Himself
Bill Burr ... Himself
Dick Van Dyke ... Himself
Susie Essman ... Herself
Jim Gaffigan ... Himself
Judy Gold ... Herself
Whoopi Goldberg ... Herself
Arlene Gottfried Arlene Gottfried ... Herself
Dara Gottfried Dara Gottfried ... Herself
Karen Gottfried Karen Gottfried ... Herself
Lily Gottfried Lily Gottfried ... Herself
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GILBERT is a wildly funny and unexpectedly poignant portrait of the life and career of one of comedy's most iconic figures, Gilbert Gottfried.

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Language:

English

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April 2017 (USA) See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$8,362, 5 November 2017

Gross USA:

$8,362

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,362
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This marks the first time Gilbert Gottfried speaking in his real voice as well as a look of his very private life. See more »

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Referenced in Svengoolie: The Mummy's Tomb (2008) See more »

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Written by Jacques Offenbach
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Unique and Touching Look at the Comedian
27 March 2018 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Gilbert (2017)

*** 1/2 (out of 4)

This is a rather unique and interesting documentary that takes a look at the life and career of comedian Gilbert Gottfried but instead of focusing on the early portion of his career this film takes a look at his more recent years including his relationship with his wife and two children.

Apparently there was a very long-running joke saying that the comedian would never get married and the first twenty or so minutes of the documentary covers his relationship with is wife. We really get to know Gilbert as he is today with the family life and then we slowly start to go back in time to hear stories about his parents, growing up, becoming a comedian and then hitting success.

I thought the film took a rather unique approach to the subject and I must admit that I have never been the biggest fan of Gilbert's. In fact, I honestly found him to be rather annoying but after watching this documentary I really came away seeing him quite differently and yes, this documentary actually made me like him. We get some terrific stories from his wife about what it's like to live with someone like him. We also get to hear from comedians like Jay Leno, Artie Lange, Whoopi Goldberg, Richard Belzer, Jim Gaffigan and Lewis Black who explain why everyone loves Gilbert.

There are plenty of video clips from his earliest performances on the stage as well as his transformation into a dirty comic where we get even more clips. There's also discussion of his now notorious tweets after the Japan tsumani and we get to hear from everyone involved on the jokes and the comic's timing in regards to something beign too soon.

GILBERT is certainly a very fun and at times touching look at the comedia. I think his fans will really enjoy the access into his life and I also think the film is good enough to even work for people like me who wasn't the biggest fans going into it.


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