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Ellen DeGeneres: The Beginning (2000)

TV Movie  -   -  Comedy | Documentary  -  23 July 2000 (USA)
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The smart, sassy actress/comedienne's third solo HBO special features material taped in front of a live audience at NYC's Beacon Theater. In this show, Ellen makes her triumphant return to ... See full summary »

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The smart, sassy actress/comedienne's third solo HBO special features material taped in front of a live audience at NYC's Beacon Theater. In this show, Ellen makes her triumphant return to the irreverent, irresistible humor that launched her career. Written by Anonymous

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Ellen DeGeneres: I am fascinated by animals. All of nature fascinates me, all of nature. You ever watch ants? Do you have that kind of time like me? It's interesting because if you watch them, they're always in that one long single-file line. If you notice that. They're always in that one single-file line. They don't have to be. There aren't little lanes painted for them that they're forced to stay in. They can go anywhere on the ground that they want to go, but they stay in that line. I think... Don't you ...
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Ellen Degeneres: The New Beginning is the comedy special the comedian/future talk show host did a few months after coming out as a lesbian and opening herself to lethal criticism. If you can't recall the headlines she spawned and responses she garnered from her audacious movie, she proudly does a wordless, musical reenactment of one of the most important moments in her life. In addition, she goes into detail about how insects and other creatures have relationships akin to the ones humans have, the depression the person on the other end of the shampoo hotline must have, and more in the special. Degeneres is hilariously inspired because of the way she analyzes things in life that would likely go unnoticed by a large majority of people. Her ability to make humor and a sustainable monologue on something so ridiculous is precisely her strongest talent. It must also be said that the ending of the special touches a sentimental, emotional note that few comedy specials even come close to reaching.

Starring: Ellen Degeneres. Directed by: Joel Gallen.


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