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The Comedy (2012)

 -  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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Swanson
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Van Arman
Jeffrey Jensen ...
Cargill
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Ben
Gregg Turkington ...
Bobby
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Young woman
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Brent
Seth Koen ...
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Will Sheff ...
Will
Richard Swift ...
Richard
Angus Hepburn ...
Weathy man
Grace Kiley ...
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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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$6,000 (USA) (9 November 2012)

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$6,000 (USA) (9 November 2012)
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Waitress: Do you have those clean glasses?
Swanson: [doesn't answer, looks her up and down]
Waitress: ...I'm sorry, are you deaf?
Swanson: [covering his nose] Oh, God, your fucking breath, it smells like this dirty, this, oh-I can't tell if it's the trash here, or your breath.
Waitress: There was something I was meaning to ask you, have you tried using the dish soap to clean out your asshole?
Swanson: Yeah, I use it all the time.
Waitress: Because you stink.
Swanson: [gesturing to the sink] I actually, this is where I shower, I shower, I put my head in here...
Waitress: Oh really, ...
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The characters are certainly unlikable, but the film is still interesting
21 April 2013 | by (Saint Paul, MN) – See all my reviews

35 year-old hipster Tim Heidecker faces his father's impending death with the same attitude he faces the rest of his life: with ironic detachment. Heidecker, along with his buddies (who include Heidecker's comic partner Eric Wareheim as well as LCD Soundsystem mastermind James Murphy) spend their days sitting around cracking jokes, getting wasted on PBR and screwing around with other people they meet. They are, to be short, completely insufferable and most people will want to slap them in mere seconds. I think, though, that this is a good snapshot of the times, and it's surprisingly poignant (the maudlin score perhaps underlines that too much). Heidecker gives a fantastic performance, doing a lot of acting with his face. It can be funny, but it's not really a comedy, per se. "The Comedy" in Heidecker's mind is life itself, and, frankly, that's just no way to go through life.


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