The Comedian

The Comedian

The Comedian

Robert De Niro is a stand-up comic in this slice-of-life tale from Oscar-winning director Taylor Hackford (Ray). All-star cast includes Leslie Mann, Danny DeVito, Billy Crystal, Harvey Keitel and Edie Falco.

An aging comic icon, Jackie (De Niro), has seen better days. Despite his efforts to reinvent himself and his comic genius, the audience only wants to know him as the former television character he once played. Already a strain on his younger brother (DeVito) and his wife (Patti LuPone), Jackie is forced to serve out a sentence doing community service for accosting an audience member. While there, he meets Harmony (Mann), the daughter of a sleazy Florida real estate mogul (Keitel), and the two find inspiration in one another, resulting in surprising consequences.

2016USA
ComedyDrama
81%
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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

Even with a bona fide icon at its center, The Comedian doesn't dig deep enough to add anything substantial to the subgenre.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

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The storyline does get frayed towards the end...but that's not really the point; as long as you're here for the dick jokes.

3.0
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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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The acting in the film is outstanding down to some of the smallest parts...

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Variety

Variety

press

Even with a bona fide icon at its center, The Comedian doesn't dig deep enough to add anything substantial to the subgenre.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

The storyline does get frayed towards the end...but that's not really the point; as long as you're here for the dick jokes.

3.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

The acting in the film is outstanding down to some of the smallest parts...

0

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