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The Comedian (2012)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | October 2012 (UK)
Ed (Edward Hogg) is at a crossroads in his life. In his early thirties, his unrewarding job in a call centre is getting more and more frustrating, while his career as a stand-up is not ... See full summary »

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Tom Shkolnik

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Tom Shkolnik
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Edward Hogg ... Ed
Elisa Lasowski ... Elisa
Nathan Stewart-Jarrett ... Nathan
Steven Robertson ... Steve
Jamie Baughan ... Jamie
Gerard Murphy ... Dad
Kate Rutter ... Mum
Caolan Byrne ... Brother
Nyasha Hatendi ... The Cab Driver
Azara Meghie Azara Meghie ... Woman on Bus
Edyta Budnik ... Woman on Bus
Martha Bishoff Martha Bishoff ... Woman on Bus
Barnaby Slater Barnaby Slater ... Club Comedian
Brett Goldstein ... Comedy MC
Mike Belgrave Mike Belgrave ... Comedy MC
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Ed (Edward Hogg) is at a crossroads in his life. In his early thirties, his unrewarding job in a call centre is getting more and more frustrating, while his career as a stand-up is not taking off in the way he hoped it would; in fact, he's starting to acknowledge he might not be a very good comedian. His love life begins to look promising when he meets artist Nathan (Nathan Stewart-Jarrett), a gorgeous younger man who quickly develops a deep affection for Ed. Yet Ed's feelings are conflicted when he recognises he is drawn to his female flatmate Elisa (Elisa Lasowski). Written by Michael Hayden

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Believable but unengaging
11 December 2014 | by paul2001sw-1See all my reviews

Tom Shkolnik's 'The Comedian' is acutely an observed, well-acted but ultimately pointless film. A young man, hoping to make his way as a comic but otherwise without much purpose in life, drifts selfishly between relationships. Others are initially attracted to him but grow disenchanted by his inability to stake anything of his own on their interaction. This in turn upsets him, but it's unclear what he actually gets out of his own involvement beyond gratification to his own ego. There's a kind of tragedy here - the sense that this is not a bad person, per se, just someone who has no idea of how to be a good one - but there's no drama, just painful observation. Without anything to lose, the protagonist just isn't interesting for the viewer - indeed, he doesn't even appear to be very interesting to himself.


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$635,000 (estimated)

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