The unlikely friendship that kindles between a struggling stand-up comedian from L.A., forced to move back home with his tail between his legs, and a tragically flawed, but charming and charismatic, alcoholic dermatologist.
A comedy about the unlikely friendship that kindles between a struggling stand-up comedian from L.A., forced to move back home to Eastern Long Island with his tail between his legs, and a tragically flawed, but charming and charismatic, alcoholic dermatologist. Discovering to be kindred spirits, each helps the other find healing, in addition to the confidence to face the "failures" in their lives.Written by
Scott jokes in a stand-up performance that his dad saw The Revenant (2015) "and said, 'oh, I get it. I wanna fuck a bear.'" This is a reference to a widely discussed rumor, originating from a Drudge Report article published before the movie's release, that the film contained a scene in which Leonardo DiCaprio's character is raped by a bear, leading 20th Century Fox and DiCaprio to respond saying that there was no bear rape in the film, and that the scene in question depicted a female bear mauling him because she thought he was trying to harm her cubs. See more »
More drama than comedy.
Drama and comedy, not the ideal mix if you ask me, as most of the time there is more drama than comedy and that's also the case in Standing Up, Falling Down. That said I thought this movie wasn't that bad, I didn't laugh much, but the story is strange enough enjoyable to watch. It's just about different people trying to get their life back on the right track. It's rather sad than funny. The acting of Billy Crystal and Ben Schwartz was good and that made it worth watching. I mostly knew Schwartz as Jean-Ralphio from the American comedy TV series Parks and Recreation where he played a rather annoying character but in this movie he proves he can play something different. As a drama this movie works, not so much as a comedy, but that's only my opinion. Goodenough for a one time viewing.
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