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Ode to Joy (2019)

R | | Comedy | 9 August 2019 (USA)
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Charlie suffers from cataplexy, a symptom of narcolepsy that causes sudden bouts of paralysis whenever he experiences strong emotions -- in particular, joy. He develops a variety of ... See full summary »

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Jason Winer

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Max Werner, Chris Higgins (inspired by a story on WBEZ Chicago's "This American Life" by)
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Credited cast:
Morena Baccarin ... Francesca
Melissa Rauch ... Bethany
Martin Freeman ... Charlie
Jake Lacy ... Cooper
Shannon Woodward ... Liza
Jane Curtin ... Aunt Sylvia
Ellis Rubin ... Victor
Adam Shapiro ... Marvin
Jackie Seiden ... Jan
Alex Perez ... Wedding Photographer
Jason Altman ... Mad Banker
dL Sams ... Tearful Wife
Tyler Bourke ... Frederick
Ravi Cabot-Conyers ... Deangelo
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Charlie suffers from cataplexy, a symptom of narcolepsy that causes sudden bouts of paralysis whenever he experiences strong emotions -- in particular, joy. He develops a variety of techniques to deny himself too much pleasure and happiness, but they're put to the ultimate test when he falls in love.

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Rated R for some language and sexual references | See all certifications »
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USA

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English

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9 August 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Joy See more »

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Mosaic See more »
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Delightful comedy
8 April 2019 | by IndieFan85See all my reviews

Sweet and hilarious romantic comedy about a man trying to avoid love by making a pact with his brother. Brisk pacing. Great performances all around. Martin Freeman is simply charming and Melissa Rauch steals the show. Audience was laughing throughout.


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