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Manny Lewis (2015)

The film follows the story of a famous fictional stand-up comedian Manny Lewis, who connects with millions of fans but finds it hard to connect to one person. Manny struggles to overcome ... See full summary »

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Carl Barron ... Manny Lewis
... Maria
... Lyle
... Jimmy
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
... Armando
Mariana Bento De Souza ... Brazilian Woman
... Party Guy #1
Jonathan Biggins ... Ray McKee
Boris Brkic ... Pieter
Evan Burrell ... Security Guy
... Jacinta
Jay Louise Clark ... Keely
... Leah
Jeremy Fabinyi ... Passerby #6
Kate Fabinyi ... Passerby #7
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The film follows the story of a famous fictional stand-up comedian Manny Lewis, who connects with millions of fans but finds it hard to connect to one person. Manny struggles to overcome his sense of alienation and shyness, and a difficult relationship with his father, in a romantic and feel-good quest for the love of the quirky Maria. Written by Charlotte Greig

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He connects to thousands, but can't connect to one.

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12 March 2015 (Australia)  »

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2.39:1
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Carl stated during his live stand-up, that he never wanted to act ever again, due to his experience acting in this film. The director asked him to stop mumbling multiple times. See more »

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Enjoyable, would recommend, done well
21 March 2015 | by See all my reviews

The film was done very well, considering that sometimes, lower Australian production values can impact certain areas of the film, with this film, no such issues.

It was an interesting film that told an interesting story about a stand up comedian, and I believe it was done in such a way that it adds some perspective to the fact that our favourite comedians are people too, and that a lot of the humour in our lives comes at laughing at the expense of others, and often with stand up comedians, at themselves. This is a message that is hammered home throughout, and was overall, very heartwarmingly told.

The acting was superb, and the dialogue was hilarious, a few subtle jokes for fans of Carl's stand up. Though it told a real and good story, it was still executed very comedically and was very funny. Though the story may in some cases appear to have some clichéd elements to it (the loss of the 10th star in my opinion), that would be up to an individual viewer to determine, and for others I watched the film with, they found it no issue, and sometimes were surprised, expecting clichés in some places.

Overall, well worth a watch, not only for fans of Carl Barron, but because it is quite a funny movie.


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