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Enemies of Laughter (2003)

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How does a man convince the woman he loves that attempting to make him the toast of Broadway could be a really bad idea? Paul Halpern (David Paymer) is a cynical, middle-aged comedy writer who primarily works in television. Paul once had dreams of becoming a successful playwright, but after a passionate, short-lived relationship with a beautiful woman, he wrote a stage drama that became a notorious flop when it was presented for the first (and only) time by a Los Angeles theater company. Paul

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An all too apt title for a would-be comedy in which everyone in it and everything about it seems willfully designed to be unfunny.

July 31, 2003 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times
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Paymer has developed a sort of practiced gravitational pull, and his easy confidence, enhanced by eyes that can only be described as soulful, elevates his character from a flat Woody Allen wannabe to a fully realized human being.

July 30, 2003 Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly
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If Paymer and Chao had any chemistry together we might be more interested in their budding romance

June 26, 2004 Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com
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Pretty ballsy of the filmmakers to go with the title "Enemies of Laughter," seeing that it's a comedy.

August 29, 2003 Full Review Source: Film Threat
Film Threat

A small, delightful indie flick with a singular voice and spry wit. Rarely is a title so willfully far from accurate.

August 5, 2003 Full Review Source: Entertainment Today
Entertainment Today

This slow, stilted comedy just sits there and whines... kind of like its lead.

August 1, 2003 Full Review Source: E! Online
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