Enter Laughing (1967)
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Fresh: 5 | Rotten: 5
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Carl Reiner's semi-autobiographical novel Enter Laughing makes a largely successful transition to the screen. Reni Santoni plays the Reiner character, here named David Kolowitz. A machinist's apprentice in Depression-era New York, David dreams of becoming the new Ronald Colman. Defying the wishes of his parents (Shelley Winters, David Opatoshu), David lands a nonpaying job in a seedy theatrical production directed by broken-down ham Marlowe (Jose Ferrer). That the young aspiring actor knows
Feb 25, 1967 Wide
May 6, 2000
Michael J. Pollard
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Reiner has directed a film version that sticks closely to the words of the play but destroys much of its sly insight into the dawning of awareness in darkest Bronx.
A low-pressure, quietly amusing story based on Carl Reiner's entry into show business.
Carl Reiner's 1967 debut film is, oddly, better made than any of his subsequent features.
Strident coming of age comedy based on Carl Reiner's semi-autobiographical novel.
Enter Laughing made a star out of Alan Arkin on Broadway, but Santoni is hopeless in the lead, lacking both the charm and the wit to pull it off.
A small, overlooked gem of a movie.
The autobiographical incidents are less engaging for the viewers than the protagonist.
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