Jackie (Robert DeNiro) is a comic icon, attempting to reinvent himself despite his audience only wanting to know him as a television character he played earlier in his career. After accosting an audience member, Jackie is sentenced to community service where he meets Harmony Schiltz (Leslie Mann).Written by
At the beginning of the film, Jackie (Robert De Niro) is seen going from Penn Station out to Long Island, where he enters Governors Comedy club. This is the club that Judd Apatow, Leslie Mann's husband in real-life, performed at the beginning of his career. Jackie makes fun of Hicksville, New York. This is a real town, and is next to Syosset, the town, in which Apatow grew up. See more »
Cloris Leachman's character is named "Conner" in the film but spelled "Connor" in the end credits. See more »
It's not the most outstanding film I've seen but it's definitely funny.
I would say De Niro missed his calling as a stand-up comedian if it was not for the fact that he is such a great actor.
De Niro plays a stand up comic. He's one of those raunchy comedians that says a bunch of crazy insulting things and your not sure weather to laugh or to boo him but eventually he makes you laugh at it. De Niro literally had that routine down too. I totally believed the he started his career in the comedy Cellar before doing Mean Streets. It was a great acting performance.
Adding to the story, De Niro's character is a washed up sitcom actor trying his best not to live off the fame, but having no choice, especially when his agent, played by Edie Falco ,can only book conventions and where are they now shows.
It has a top notch cast with Danny DeVito, Harvey Keitel Leslie Mann and Cloris Leachman all being really funny. It's worth going to see just for a good laugh.
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