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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.

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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

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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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Swanson: Make yourself at boat.
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Garden Song
Written by Bill Fay
Performed by Bill Fay
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A brilliant film about absolutely nothing
28 October 2012 | by neoncreenSee all my reviews

You see them all the time, young adult hipsters doing nothing productive; sitting around drinking fancy coffees, sharing big ideas but taking no actions. So what happens when these ambition-less, wandering people are forced to grow up and confront actual problems, the actual day to day existence that they have always disparaged and looked down upon. This film follows Tim Heidecker's character as he juggles with his haze-ridden, alcohol-filled youth and the oppressive responsibility that looms over him as he just tries to continue his youthful fun at the expense of others. A film about not wanting to grow up but finding out there's a time when adult-hood just takes you and as much as you wish and hope and fight to maintain your existence, you find it disappearing underneath your canvas shoes. A compulsive jokester/liar using his version of truth to have things done his way. A man unable to be serious in a world that values your mask more than yourself but when you can't turn it off, you drive away the people closest to you because even you prefer knowing the impersonal version of self. A child at heart who doesn't have the answers and may never have the answers to a problem that's so hard for many of us. Life.


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