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Handsome: A Netflix Mystery Movie (2017)

TV-MA | | Comedy, Mystery | 5 May 2017 (USA)
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Gene Handsome is an LA homicide detective who tries to make sense of his life as he solves crime. Handsome's knack for solving mysteries is matched only by his inability to make sense of his own problems.

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Jeff Garlin
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ava Acres ... Carys
Armani GreatDane ... Candy the Dog (as Armani)
Dino Battaglia Dino Battaglia ... Detective Doc
Brent Bradshaw ... Heckler
Michael R. Carlson Michael R. Carlson ... Detective Rice (as Mike R. Carlson)
Kaley Cuoco ... Kaley Cuoco
Megan Ferguson ... Amanda
Erin Foley ... Detective Holt
James Garlin James Garlin ... Drive Thru Worker #1
Jeff Garlin ... Detective Gene Handsome
Richard Gonzales Richard Gonzales ... Tour Bus Driver
Hidekun Hah Hidekun Hah ... Japanese Tourist #6
Teruko Nakajima ... Japanese Tourist #9 (as Teruko Hakajima)
Yoriko Haraguchi ... Japanese Tourist #11
Hidetoshi Imura ... Japanese Tourist #2
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Gene Handsome is an LA homicide detective who tries to make sense of his life as he solves crime. Handsome's knack for solving mysteries is matched only by his inability to make sense of his own problems.

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Comedy | Mystery

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 May 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Handsome See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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1.78 : 1
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The kids in the drive-thru scene are Jeff's son James and James's friend. See more »

Goofs

When Nora moves, she leaves her front door wide open. She also leaves a bookcase with some stuff still inside. See more »

Quotes

Durante: Stop letting your dog shit on my lawn.
Gene Handsome: [Bends over to take a look at some dog feces] Not hers. Don't recognize it.
Durante: Of course it's hers. It looks like her, curled up as a piece of shit.
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Featured in Conan: Jeff Garlin/Adam Pally (2017) See more »

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Fooled Around And Fell In Love
Composed by Elvin Bishop
Performed by Elvin Bishop
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Dark Wacky Eccentric Sexy and Funny

This seemed like a trial for a TV series in that it would fit very well into an episodic framework, oh, and it is very funny. Not everyone will find this funny just like not everyone finds Curb Your Enthusiasm to be funny, to name a previous Jeff Garlin incarnation. The humor is in the same vein as CYE where we find the lead character playing the put-upon guy in world of wacky and or eccentric characters, with the central character often being seen as schlubby by the eccentrics. Although Jeff Garlin as Gene Handsome isn't an eccentric like Larry David is in CYE, he plays in a similar setup for him to interact with, also with celebrities in bit parts, one even playing themself like in CYE. While this isn't on the same level of greatness as CYE, it is still very funny and not in the tiresome way which network TV presents in its attempts to be all things to all people, this movie is unapologetic adult humor, and I hope it does became a regular series. As for the other main parts, Natasha Lyonne steals every scene she is in as Gene Handsome's detective nympho partner, and Amy Sedaris is hilariously seductive as Gene's Lieutenant boss.


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