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Patton Oswalt: Annihilation (2017)

Patton Oswalt, despite a personal tragedy, produces his best standup yet. Focusing on the tribulations of the Trump era and life after the loss of a loved one, Oswalt continues his journey to contribute joy to the world.

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Bobcat Goldthwait

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Patton Oswalt
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

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Patton Oswalt, despite a personal tragedy, produces his best standup yet. Focusing on the tribulations of the Trump era and life after the loss of a loved one, Oswalt continues his journey to contribute joy to the world.

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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

17 October 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Пэттон Освальт: Уничтожение See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA

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$400,000 (estimated)
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Marlowe Productions See more »
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Patton Oswalt was nominated for the 2018 Emmy Award in the Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series category for Patton Oswalt: Annihilation (2017), but lost to John Mulaney for John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous at Radio City (2018). See more »

Quotes

Patton Oswalt: It's chaos. Be kind. ~ Michelle Eileen McNamara
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References Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) See more »

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written by M. Ward (as Matthew Stephen Ward)
performed by M. Ward
published by Kobalt Music Services America, Inc. (KMSA)
on behalf of Crooked Spine Music (ASCAP)
courtesy of Merge Records by arrangement with Bank Robber Music
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"Annihilation" is transformative, gritty, the best!
20 October 2017 | by aquaphoenixSee all my reviews

Patton Oswalt has been a long time favorite comedian of mine, following him through his career and life.

When his wife Michelle died tragically in her sleep in April 2016 at age 46, Patton was faced with the daunting task of being sole parent to their kindergarten daughter, Alice.

Patton handles his material with grace, anger, intelligence, humor and honest heart-wrenching grit. I laughed and wept, was angry alongside him and felt buoyed with hope in spite of it all.

Because as Patton explained Michelle's philosophy of life as "It's chaos. Be kind" in a bit thru which he walked the thin line between humor and sadness, with looks from people in the audience who were trying to stifle polite & nervous laughter, he brought the audience through to the other side. Because there is no place else to go...

Patton's "Annihilation" is the best of what I love, respect and admire in comedians: they bring us to a place out side our comfort zones, encouraging us to look more closely, leading by example that a best lived life, is the examined life, and a life examined with humor.

"It's chaos. Be kind." ~ Michelle Eileen McNamara


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