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Entertainment (2015)

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En route to meet his estranged daughter and attempting to revive his dwindling career, a broken, middle-aged comedian plays a string of dead-end shows in the Mojave desert.

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Rick Alverson
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gregg Turkington ... The Comedian
John C. Reilly ... Cousin John
Tye Sheridan ... Eddie the Opener
Lotte Verbeek ... The Chromotherapist
Amy Seimetz ... Woman in Bar
Michael Cera ... Tommy
Annabella Lwin Annabella Lwin ... Airplane Tour Guide
Mike Hickey Mike Hickey ... The Heckler
Craig Holland Craig Holland ... Oil Field Tour Guide
Juventino Martin Juventino Martin ... Gael
Sergio Estrada Sergio Estrada ... Alejandro
Susan Cernas Susan Cernas ... Alejandro's Daughter Maria
Kevin Guthrie ... Ghost Town Tour Guide
Fabian Euresti Fabian Euresti ... Orange Grove Worker (as Fabian Euresti Sr)
Tonantzin Carmelo ... Teresa
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En route to meet his estranged daughter and attempting to revive his dwindling career, a broken, middle-aged comedian plays a string of dead-end shows in the Mojave desert.

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Taglines:

Laughter on the road to nowhere!

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, crude sexual material, a disturbing image and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

13 November 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rozrywka See more »

Filming Locations:

Ridgecrest, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,132, 15 November 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$44,242, 10 January 2016
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.66 : 1
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Trivia

Gregg Turkington plays a version of his stage persona, Neil Hamburger. See more »

Quotes

The Comedian: Why don't rapists eat at T.G.I. Friday's? Well, it's hard to rape with a stomachache.
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Spoofs Taxi Driver (1976) See more »

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Animals in the Zoo
by Leah Devorah
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No idea...
24 November 2015 | by Red_IdentitySee all my reviews

I just saw this and... no idea. Parts of it are truly intriguing and fascinating to watch while still being kind of uncomfortable to watch, and other parts are just kind of obnoxious and unsatisfying. I totally didn't recognize Tye Sheridan at first, truly a chameleon (and should have been used more, if just to increase my interest). At parts the film seemed like it was on the verge of true magic, but my interest was never fully captured because it (intentionally) keeps itself at such a distance. It seems like this year I've seen many films like this, and most of them haven't stuck with me at all. Perhaps this will follow in that pattern. Don't know exactly what my rating should be


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