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A documentary on the oddball Greenwich Village eatery, Shopsin's.


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A documentary on the oddball Greenwich Village eatery, Shopsin's.

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Rated R for pervasive language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

January 2004 (USA)  »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,487, 30 July 2006, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$14,721, 13 August 2006
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Kenny Shopsin: Everybody's seven years old. This is a mature person; he has a job, a family, he's going to die some day. He works on Wall Street and he's going to slaughter the Third World Nations today. And he's having chocolate chip pancakes for fuckin' breakfast. Good for him, huh?
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Reality is better than fiction
30 July 2006 | by See all my reviews

I saw this movie the other night and was completely delighted by it. What passes for funny in most movies these days is usually recycled drivel that is apparent way before the punchline comes. Kenny Shopsin made me laugh at things I couldn't have imagined might come out of a human being's mouth-- and the best part is that a beat or two after you stop laughing, you realize how oddly thoughtful, intelligent and even tragic he is.

For what it's worth, the night I went, the director was there to talk about the movies afterwords and he came across as a very good guy who deserves to have people see his movie so he can go on making more like it. Also, if you take the advice of one of the other reviewers and visit Shopsin's while you're in Manhattan, don't tell him you're there because of the movie-- he'll throw you out.

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