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Crying with Laughter (2009)

Not Rated | | Thriller | 16 April 2010 (UK)
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Let Joey Frisk tell you about the worst week of his life.


Justin Molotnikov
2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »



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Complete credited cast:
Stephen McCole ... Joey Frisk
Malcolm Shields ... Frank Archer
Andrew Neil Andrew Neil ... Jonathan Meldrick
Jo Hartley ... Karen
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Owen Black ... Peaches
James Burns James Burns ... Care Home Resident 1
Joe Cassidy ... Strongman
Andrew Connor Andrew Connor ... ID Parade Volunteer 4
Malcolm DeWolfe Malcolm DeWolfe ... Himself
Garry Dobson Garry Dobson ... Himself (as Gary Dobson)
Vince Docherty Vince Docherty ... Traffic Officer
Micaiah Dring Micaiah Dring ... Colette
Karen Fraser Karen Fraser ... LIndy Mowbray (as Karen Fraser Docherty)
Niall Greig Fulton ... Care Worker (as Niall Fulton)
Kieran Hannigan Kieran Hannigan ... ID Parade Volunteer 2


Let Joey Frisk tell you about the worst week of his life.

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A Bad Trip Down Memory Lane




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16 April 2010 (UK) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

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Dolby Digital


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From clown to 'gettin' down!'
6 October 2010 | by zaenkneySee all my reviews

A coked-up, alcoholic narcissist making money by catering his stand-up 'shtick' to his like-minded contemporaries in dimly lit bars like the Bull Pit personifies our protagonist, Joey Frisk, at least to the eye. This comedian was behind in child support and rent, and and just came off as a making it day-to-day, near-do-well, who-cares kind of chap. Consequently, when he once again began his disgusting hyperbole regarding some woman, I felt like shutting this down, and then… WOW! Frank began his magic!

Justin Molotnikov, Writer and Director, methodically paced Frank's character to move this piece along like a thriller ought to move. Indeed, we got to know at least the facade of the two main characters fairly well and then, like a train that hits a long 7% grade, we watch the whole thing unfold in a manner which cannot be stopped.

The subject matter is dark; the things we do to ourselves and others in order to survive make us, at times, walking talking paradoxes and that is what Joey had become. But, will he grow to be as dangerous as Frank? Malcom Shields and Stephen McCole are exceptional!!! Included: Bawdiness, humor, drama, thrills, depth of character, redemption. 10/06/2010

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