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The Comedy

The ComedyThe 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...The ComedyDramaPT94MUnratedThe 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...2012-11-16
THE COMEDY Eric Wareheim and James Murphy

THE COMEDY Eric Wareheim and James Murphy (Tribeca Film)

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The Comedy

Genre: Drama; Starring: Tim Heidecker, Liza Kate; Director: Rick Alverson; Runtime (in minutes): 94; MPAA Rating: Unrated

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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