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UMP Review - The Comedy

Don’t be mislead by the title – The Comedy directed by Rick Alverson is nowhere near a chillling laugh-out. Starring an Adult Swim comedian Tim Heidecker, this indie drama is a bitter look at a life of a “forever young” stereotype – beware those who praise that though, because there is not much to actually laugh about. 374 more words


The Comedy (Part 2)

The Comedy is not so funny.

It is a movie that makes you think.   The film is a Rick Alverson production.

The movie explores the world through the character Swanson.   99 more words


The Comedy (2012) Movie Review

Rick Alverson’s The Comedy is not a comedy. It is an anti-comedy. A satire of a self-destructive generation gazing on their own broken world. The film opens on a group of people, mostly slightly overweight men, drinking and dancing, spitting beer and stripping nude. 494 more words

All Movie Reviews

Summer Without End: The Comedy

“As a small child, something crystallized in her character, making her clear and finished, and as impervious as crystal…She was always grown up; she never really grew up.” 663 more words

Essays And Analysis

'Entertainment' (2015)

Rick Alverson’s “Entertainment” is a film that subverts all connotations surrounding its title, and rather than directly entertaining us, actually challenges us by inspiring these questions: “What is ‘entertainment,’ why do those who seek to entertain do so, and what do we, the ‘entertained,’ expect from our entertainers?” 670 more words


THE COMEDY Review - An Examination That is Just as Shallow as it's Characters

It’s not often that a movie makes my stomach turn, makes my brain matter want to set itself on fire. I have a pretty high constitution when it comes to to tolerating things “I don’t like.” In fact, I often go out of my way to engage with things that, in general, I disagree with. 949 more words

Rick Alverson's The Comedy (2012) - a poignant tragedy far beyond simple hipster bashing

Tim Heidecker plays an ageing hipster (Swanson) whose father is close to death.

The opening scene is primal, grown men bonding but also yearning for a new beginning, getting naked as a means to simulate rebirth (there’s nothing pretty or glamorous about their orgy of booze and body (it’s a kind of fight club for ageing hipsters)) . 664 more words