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The Comedian (2016)

R | | Comedy | 3 February 2017 (USA)
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In theaters February 3.

A look at the life of an aging insult comic.

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Harmony
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Mac
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May Conner
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Billy Crystal
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Comedy cellar host
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Miller
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Flo Berkowitz
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Miriam
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Friars Club Babe
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Brett Butler
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Jimmie Walker
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A look at the life of an aging insult comic.

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nobody's a bargain

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Comedy

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Rated R for crude sexual references and language throughout | See all certifications »
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3 February 2017 (USA)  »

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Комик  »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)
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When Sean Penn was on-board to direct the movie, Kristen Wiig was cast in the lead role. She was later replaced by Jennifer Aniston. However, Aniston later dropped out due to scheduling conflicts and Leslie Mann was cast. See more »

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Edited into Hollywood Express: Episode #15.1 (2017) See more »

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De Niro has been phoning it in for decades now.
12 November 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Ugh, what a waste of time. Quick, what was the last good movie De Niro was in? You could probably only come up with Heat which was way back in 1995. He's fat lazy and uninspired and even though this is a passion project, that comes through clearly here too.

De Niro was a national treasure at one point. His roles in Taxi Driver and Raging Bull still sets the standard for elite acting, but success has extinguished whatever muse once drove him.

He should just stick to small roles like in American Hustle where people don't have to be confronted with his ego and stature. Everything he does, your mind is thinking "OK now De Niro is firing a gun like an idiot without aiming" instead of "OK now (character name) is firing a gun like an idiot".

Sad to see. I hope this never happens to Will Ferrel.


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