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The Comedy (2012)

Not Rated | | Comedy, 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.

Director:

Rick Alverson
2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tim Heidecker ... Swanson
Eric Wareheim ... Van Arman
Jeffrey Jensen Jeffrey Jensen ... Cargill
James Murphy ... Ben
Gregg Turkington ... Bobby
Kate Lyn Sheil ... Waitress
Alexia Rasmussen ... Young woman
Liza Kate ... Sister-in-Law
Adam Scarimbolo ... Brent
Seth Koen Seth Koen ... Male nurse
Will Sheff Will Sheff ... Will
Richard Swift ... Richard
Angus Hepburn Angus Hepburn ... Wealthy Man
Grace Kiley ... Weathy woman
Grace Rex ... Hospital Nurse
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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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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 January 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Komedia See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,000, 9 November 2012, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$41,113, 4 January 2013
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Rick Alverson wanted Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim to be in the film after seeing their performances on "Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!" because of their signature use of excessive awkwardness. See more »

Quotes

Swanson: Make yourself at boat.
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Disintegration Loops (1.1 Excerpt I)
Written by William Basinski
Performed by William Basinski
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Waste of time
28 October 2012 | by tobyricSee all my reviews

I gave this movie a chance and watched the whole thing even though half way I was getting very impatient and annoyed by my decision. Apparently, the director's idea was to provoke... in my case, the only feeling the movie left me with was wishing I had not wasted my time watching it. This movie is not a comedy nor a well crafted drama; a list of pointless misogynistic or racist jokes do not make a movie. It reminded me of "In the company of men" and "The idiots" (and some references to a Ruiz film), but these movies were created by talented directors and had an interesting plot. I think the actor playing the main character does a great job. But then again, the characters played by him and some of his friends are so annoying to watch, that something gets lost in translation. In sum, don't pay to watch this movie!


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