MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 1,313 this week

Punching the Clown (2009)

 -  Comedy  -  22 October 2010 (USA)
7.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.2/10 from 612 users   Metascore: 62/100
Reviews: 11 user | 20 critic | 7 from Metacritic.com

Winner of the Audience Award at the Slamdance Film Festival, this uproarious and smart new comedy tells the story of Henry Phillips, a hapless modern day troubadour who grinds his way ... See full summary »

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $0.99 on Amazon Instant Video

Editors' Spotlight

Fall TV Premiere Week

Many of your favorite shows are coming back, along with plenty of series premieres. Here's a list of the shows premiering between Sunday, September 21 and Friday, September 26.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 104 titles
created 28 Mar 2012
 
a list of 23 titles
created 08 May 2012
 
a list of 412 titles
created 16 May 2012
 
a list of 57 titles
created 25 Nov 2012
 
a list of 72 titles
created 08 Jun 2013
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Punching the Clown (2009)

Punching the Clown (2009) on IMDb 7.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Punching the Clown.
1 win. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Women Who Kill (TV Movie 2013)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Top comediennes Amy Schumer, Rachel Feinstein, Nikki Glaser and Marina Franklin join up in New York City for one hilarious night of stand-up comedy.

Director: Manny Rodriguez
Stars: Rachel Feinstein, Marina Franklin, Nikki Glaser
Documentary | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

FEATURING ZACH GALIFIANAKIS, SARAH SILVERMAN, PATTON OSWALT & MANY MORE! Cult-Comic Eddie Pepitone's life is on display in this unhinged portrait of creativity, enlightenment and rage.

Director: Steven Feinartz
Stars: Eddie Pepitone, Zach Galifianakis, Sarah Silverman
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A first-hand comedy documentary about working the road as a comedian.

Director: Jordan Brady
Stars: Maria Bamford, W. Kamau Bell, Doug Benson
Largo (2008)
Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Directors: Mark Flanagan, Andrew van Baal
Stars: Dave Allen, Fiona Apple, Fred Armisen
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A burgeoning stand-up comedian struggles with the stress of a stalled career, a stale relationship, and the wild spurts of severe sleepwalking he is desperate to ignore.

Directors: Mike Birbiglia, Seth Barrish
Stars: Mike Birbiglia, Lauren Ambrose, James Rebhorn
Heckler (2007)
Documentary | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

HECKLER is a comedic feature documentary exploring the increasingly critical world we live in. After starring in a film that was critically bashed, Jamie Kennedy takes on hecklers and ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Addis
Stars: Louie Anderson, Criss Angel, Dave Attell
New York Stand-Up Show (TV Series 2010)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Stars: John Oliver, Hannibal Buress, Maria Bamford
Mash Up (TV Series 2012)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Stars: T.J. Miller, David Angelo, Hannibal Buress
Those Who Can't (TV Movie 2013)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Three juvenile, misfit teachers are just as immature, if not more so, than the students they teach.

Directors: Adam Nix, Evan Nix
Stars: Rory Scovel, Nikki Glaser, Kyle Kinane
Marc Maron: Thinky Pain (TV Movie 2013)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Marc Maron returns to his old stomping grounds for an intimate special in which he takes stock of himself. More than ever, Maron is raw and hilariously honest as he dissects his own ... See full summary »

Director: Lance Bangs
Stars: Marc Maron, Sam Lipsyte, Tom Scharpling
You and Your Fucking Coffee (TV Series 2013)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Stars: Henry Phillips, Evan Arnold, Robert Balderson
The Loner (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Director: Gregori Viens
Stars: Henry Phillips, Jodi Harris, Suzie Rose
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Henry Phillips ...
Ellen Ratner ...
Wade Kelley ...
Matthew Walker ...
Matt Phillips (as Matt Walker)
Audrey Siegel ...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
Eddie Pepitone ...
Edit

Storyline

Winner of the Audience Award at the Slamdance Film Festival, this uproarious and smart new comedy tells the story of Henry Phillips, a hapless modern day troubadour who grinds his way through the heartland, living out of his car and singing his twisted satirical songs to anyone who will listen. After a booking mishap involving a Christian fundraiser, he decides he's hit rock bottom. Seeking to shake things up, he moves to L.A. where his luck changes overnight. Thanks less to his inept manager than to a wild case of mistaken identity, he falls backwards into a string of packed gigs, a record deal and even the promise of love. But he who lives by the whimsy of show business dies by it, and reality hits him like a fist in the face: an innocent miscommunication over a bagel brands him a neo-Nazi in the world of tabloid journalism. Luckily, somewhere between rock bottom and nowhere lies the perfect terrain for his dark and hilarious songs. Hailed by comedy icon Sarah Silverman as "the best... Written by Henry Phillips and Gregori Viens

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Comedy is often misunderstood. See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

|

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

22 October 2010 (USA)  »

Box Office

Budget:

$140,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Car Heckler Driver: You suck, Batman! Where's Robin? Where's the Joker?
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A must see for any and all fans of comedy
4 December 2011 | by (Los Angeles Ca) – See all my reviews

I decided to give this film a whirl since it is streaming now on Netflix and it was the funnest time I have had watching a film in a while. We were laughing through so much of this movie. It is a very clever movie and so much of it rings true (if you are living in Los Angeles at least) This film does not really have a dull moment in it, and I enjoyed the pace as the movie moves along pretty quickly. I really became a fan of Henrys during this film as his comedy routines/songs in the movie were hilarious.There is a scene involving a Bagel misunderstanding that just killed me and it was the most clever scene i have seen in a long while. I really appreciated this movie and will watch it again definitely. I recommend watching this film to any and all fans of the comedy genre and then go tell a friend to do the same.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
One of the funniest movies I've ever seen! amyjhoff
DVD extras drlyon
Streaming on Netflix amyjhoff
Punching the Clown - Now streaming on Hulu paula-255
Discuss Punching the Clown (2009) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page