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A Day in the Death of Joe Egg (1972)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  4 June 1972 (USA)
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A couple uses extremely black comedy to survive taking care of a daughter who is nearly completely brain dead. They take turns doing the daughter's voice and stare into the eyes of death ... See full summary »

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A couple uses extremely black comedy to survive taking care of a daughter who is nearly completely brain dead. They take turns doing the daughter's voice and stare into the eyes of death and emotional trauma with a humor that hides their pain. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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Mihaszna Joe halálának egy napja  »

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Albert Finney was nominated for the 1968 Tony Award (New York City) for Actor in a Drama for "Joe Egg" as the character of Bri. See more »

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Bri: When the kitten was born, Sheila wanted to call him Dick but I drew the line there. Well, I mean standing on the front steps late at night shouting "Dick! Dick!", I might have got killed in the rush!
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Joe Egg
16 March 2002 | by (Mablethrope) – See all my reviews

I have sen many plays that deal with black comedy, but Joe Egg seems to be at the top of a very short list for me.

It deals with REAL issues that cover death, life, love, ambition and reality in a way that really gets you involved!

I new version is available staring Eddie Izzard where the writing comedy of the acting REALLY stands out!

If your not into plays but want a foot old into the genre... then watch this!

It is worth the time! and you will never forget some of the issues!


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