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The Comedy (2012) 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,… 2012-11-09 Unrated PT94M Drama Tim Heidecker Liza Kate Tribeca Film
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The Comedy (2012)

MPAA Rating: Unrated

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THE COMEDY Eric Wareheim and James Murphy
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THE COMEDY Eric Wareheim and James Murphy
EW's GRADE
C

Details Limited Release: Nov 09, 2012; Rated: Unrated; Length: 94 Minutes; Genre: Drama; With: Tim Heidecker and Liza Kate; Distributor: Tribeca Film

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

Originally posted Nov 14, 2012 Published in issue #1234 Nov 23, 2012 Order article reprints