The Comedy (2012)

Not Rated  |   |  Drama  |  21 January 2012 (USA)
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Indifferent to the notion of inheriting his father's estate, a restless, aging New Yorker passes time with his friends in games of mock sincerity and irreverence.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Van Arman
Jeffrey Jensen ...
Young woman
Liza Kate ...
Seth Koen ...
Male nurse
Will Sheff ...
Richard Swift ...
Angus Hepburn ...
Weathy man
Weathy woman
Hospital Nurse


Indifferent to the notion of inheriting his father's estate, a restless, aging New Yorker passes time with his friends in games of mock sincerity and irreverence.

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$6,000 (USA) (9 November 2012)


$41,113 (USA) (4 January 2013)

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The film was purposely leaked online. After the first ten minutes, however, the film cuts to Heidecker sitting on a boat with an anti-piracy banner that scrolls across the screen which repeats for the rest of the film's running time. See more »


Swanson: [affecting a southern accent while talking to his sister-in-law, who remains silent] Oh Liza, Liza. Them slaves be workin' hawd out heah. Dyin' out there in, in the thousands. In de sun. Just keelin' over from de heat. From de HEAT-UH. Come on, now. Ain't it good, ain't it right, to see them die? How hawd dey work? For dis fam'ly? Poppa use dem skin for makin' nice furniture. He tans 'em out dere, and makes a nice - that couch you on, in dere is all slave meat. Slave skin. As it should be. Lawd ...
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Not worth the time
11 February 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I normally like awkwardness, but this one took it over the top. The plot was so loose. I was waiting for it to progress into something watchable let alone something funny. Midway through the movie I looked it up and realized that the actors were in fact familiar and were in fact Tim and Eric. Which wouldn't normally explain much but laughter. But in this case it meant I couldn't understand the humor because it was more odd that funny. Which is usually the case for Tim and Eric. Sweet berry wine was funny but super weird, because of Tim and Eric. Ie: The Teri's Which was hilarious but also superiorly awkward, unwatchable for most, but if you've ever seen Gummo than you've seen some really uncomfortable stuff and if you liked it than you might love this.

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