The Comedy

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Released 2012

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Released:
2012
Rating:
R
From Tribeca Film. Tim Heidecker (Tim & Eric Awesome Show) stars as an aging hipster testing the limits of acceptable behavior with his like-minded friends (Eric Wareheim, LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy) in this provocative character study.

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  • 88

    Slant Magazine Joseph Jon Lanthier

    Tim Heidecker's Swanson does not amuse us in spite of the pity he inspires but because of it.

  • 70

    Variety Justin Chang

    For a catalog of aggressively stupid, socially deviant male behavior, Rick Alverson's cheekily titled The Comedy is not without a certain subversive intelligence.

  • 50

    The Hollywood Reporter

    The anomie of entitlement pushed to poisonous extremes is the basis of this provocation, which is as frustrating as it is intriguing.

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