The Life of Reilly

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Released 2010

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Director:
Barry Poltermann , Frank L Anderson
Released:
2010
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If, in 1940, you had a lobotomized aunt, an institutionalized father, a racist mother, and were the only gay kid on the block, what do you think the odds would be that you'd end up a Tony winner, a staple of television, and a generational icon? Enter "The Life Of Reilly". The cliché goes that truth is stranger than fiction. In this case, it is also funnier and more heartbreaking. Charles Nelson Reilly, famous for his game show innuendos and "X Files" guest appearances, takes us through his bizarre, star-studded, tragic, hilarious, and ultimately amazing life with a potent blend of tenderness and quick one-liners. "The Life Of Reilly" is an adaptation of Mr. Reilly's acclaimed one-man show and was photographed for the screen during Mr. Reilly's final two performances of his play in North Hollywood, California.

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  • 80

    Variety Joe Leydon

    With equal measures of prickly wit, gleeful pride and bemused gratitude, Charles Nelson Reilly looks back at his life, and invites his audience to share the view, in this thoroughl...

  • 70

    The New York Times

    Built around "Save It for the Stage," a one-man stage show by Charles Nelson Reilly, a showbiz gadfly and Tony Award-winning theater director.

  • 67

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    Reilly, in his 70s, takes us through his hilariously awful childhood: Eugene O'Neill as toxic high camp.

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