A few years ago my therapist suggested I keep a journal of the awkward moments occurring in my life. Around the same time audiences were demanding more material, so I started sending this ... See full summary »
Tale of life, love and the pursuit of happiness... in Cleveland. Nine vignettes about love: an old war hero defends the honor and memory of a long-lost love; a man's past comes to light in ... See full summary »
Jack (Keegan Michael Key) and his girlfriend Samantha (Gillian Jacobs) are a perfect couple who are also Teammates on a popular improv group that perform at a struggling comedy spot in NYC. Together, the team has a family like bond but individually they have their personal dreams of being on the weekly television show "This Weekend Live".Written by
"Weekend Live" is a fictional version of Saturday Night Live (1975), where majority of its performers and writers are alumni of improvisation groups. See more »
When Bill reads a Huffington Post article about Jack's casting, it explains that Daniel Radcliffe will be hosting the season premiere. When Lindsay reads a LaughSpin article, it says Ben Stiller will be hosting the season premiere. When the season premiere finally occurs, Lena Dunham hosts. See more »
Your 20s are all about like hope, and then your 30s are all about realizing how dumb it was to hope.
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After thanking The Upright Citizens Brigade theater and The Second City, there's a note saying "Thank youuuuuu" referencing the movie's running gag about Bill's father. See more »
The Pursuit of Happiness
Written by Ben Sollee
Performed by Ben Sollee
Published by Lawrence Graefenburg / pubBLAST! Songs (BMI)
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Very good dramedy
One of the best movies of the year. Grounded, realistic, funny, and bittersweet. If you want a pure comedy, this isn't the movie for you. It certainly is funny, but it is also spend a fair chunk of the movie on characters and conflict. It's dramatic parts actually ended up working better than the comedic elements for me.
The acting was surprisingly very good for actors who have made their names in comedy and improv. Gillian Jacobs and Chris Gethard were the standouts, though each of the actors has at least one standout moment.
Not for everyone certainly, but very good and one of the best of the year. I think I'll finally get around to seeing Birbiglia's other movie "Sleepwalk With We" now.
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