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Patton Oswalt: My Weakness Is Strong (2009)

The critically-acclaimed comedian, actor, writer, and voice of Remy the Rat (the Oscar-winning Ratatouille) takes time out from his many film and television outings to return to the comedy stage for his fourth stand-up special.

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The critically-acclaimed comedian, actor, writer, and voice of Remy the Rat (the Oscar-winning Ratatouille) takes time out from his many film and television outings to return to the comedy stage for his fourth stand-up special.

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Patton Oswalt: Okay, here's how this works. First, I got pregnant in high school. Then! My baby's daddy decided not to leave his wife but he did stop being my guidance counselor. So none of my transcripts went to college. Now I'm going to take you through the next eight years in eleven seconds. Ready? Meth. Meth. Meth. Biker boyfriend. Dead cop. Technicality. Rehab. Jesus. Pharmacy assistant. MEEEEETH! Checkout clerk. Wave your food over this laser beam and put it in the bag. Do you HAVE any meth? No? Then ...
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A strong set from weak-chinned actor
26 November 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Oswalt has logged some of the more compelling character performances over the last few years with "Big Fan" and "Young Adult" as standouts. Turns out his stand-up entertains as well. He brings a broad set of references and flights of fancy to many oft-sown comedic fields including technology and dealing with the wife. To call his flourishes Robin-Williams-esque does not overstate the matter. The material stays saucey and very much adult but doesn't cross the line into the Sarah Silverman shock comedy so much in vogue. It also avoids the pedestrian, family-oriented stuff from comedians most particularly Jim Gaffigan. The set lacks a big ending somewhat chugging into the station on a story of Oswalt's experience opening for a magician/comedian somewhere in rural America. Before that, however, lots of imaginative material and strong laughs. In short, whether or not you are a fan, worth a viewing.


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