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Laughter on the 23rd Floor (2001)

TV Movie  |  R  |   |  Comedy  |  26 May 2001 (USA)
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TV's top comic has everything. Except his sanity.

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Carol: I'm trying to get pregnant.
Brian: Ask your husband. Why should we do everything?
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You can't rely on good actors alone
21 June 2005 | by (Stockholm, Sweden) – See all my reviews

Thanks, mercutio-8 for the information that it was based on a play, that helped me to understand that there might have been something to it once... But now there is almost no plot at all, just a couple of scenes with heavy bantering (sometimes somewhat funny) and some very unstructured criticism of the McCarthy era.

There has to be more to be made out of this concept - comedy under the strain of self-imposed (?) censorship during McCarthyism, rivalry and yet comradeship between writers, the actual process of brainstorming, the early TV-market economy demands from media barons vs. artistic freedom. I think there was an ambition to show these different themes - although the director accomplished none of the above.

No shadow should fall on the actors though - they're all top of the line. But when they get such a lousy script to work with, what can they do?


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