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Enemies of Laughter (2000)

Enemies tells the story of a playwright and sitcom writer Paul Halpern (Academy Award Nominee David Paymer) who can't buy a break!

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Enemies tells the story of a playwright and sitcom writer Paul Halpern (Academy Award Nominee David Paymer) who can't buy a break!

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9 November 2000 (USA)  »

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Very good satire with David Paymer...
6 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

After having seen him in "Quiz Show" and many other interesting performances, it was a change to see him in this comedic satire about the Hollywood film industry. Judge Reinhold is a fictitious director, making a documentary about Paymer's character.

Look for Peter Falk and Bea Arthur as Paymer's parents, commenting dryly on his career as an actor. Marilu Henner is also amusing, as well as Rosalind Cho. The film is a sort of "non-reality satire of reality"; the self-aggrandizement and facades of living and working in the Hollywood community.

There is also a brief cameo with Billy Hayes (writer of "Midnight Express") who laughingly says he would rather be in a Turkish prison again, than watch Paymer on stage. There are also a few amusing scenes with pretentious producers, quirky actors, and self-absorbed writers.

If you like this movie, you may also enjoy "Swimming with Sharks", starring Kevin Spacey and Frank Whaley. It is always nice to see Hollywood poke fun at its pretentiousness, when the humor is intelligent and telling. 9/10.


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