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Buddy Young was the comic's comic, beloved by everyone. Now, playing to miniscule crowds in nursing homes, it seems like everybody but Buddy realizes that he should retire. As Buddy looks for work in show business, he realizes that the rest of the world has forgotten the golden days of Buddy Young, and that there just may not be room in the business for an old comic like himself. Written by
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This is one of those films that aims to show the darker side of comedy, and Billy Crystal does well in bringing a lot of aspects of that together in one film.
Yes, the old age make-up looks slightly more 'Mrs Doubtfire' than authentic, but you can't take away the fact that Crystal is very good in his role, tracking the comedian from unknown to famous to back again.
I think this film is overlong, about half an hour in fact, but there are some lovely moments along the way, that are both funny and tragic.
I think this film is certainly worth a watch.
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