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An everyday housewife decides to pursue her seemingly quixotic dream of becoming a stand-up comic in this comedy-drama. At first failing miserably, she receives assistance from a more experienced, acerbic comic, with whom she forms a close friendship.
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Critic Reviews for Punchline
Unfunny, at times morose, comedy-drama about standup comics.
A movie that engages us with its distinctive blend of humor and heartbreak
Audience Reviews for Punchline
David Seltzer, could written much better Punchline. Unfortunately, he don't did that. Still, continue being a interesting view of stand-up comedy world.More
Hanks is magnetic as a naturally gifted comic whose funny is the direct result of being a lousy human being. Somehow though he befriends I-want-to-be-more-than-just-a-housewife Fields and so they help each other in the toxic environment that is stand-up comedy. It held my interest, especially Hanks whose struggle against self-destruction is riveting.More
Two great actors, one boring, predictable, unfunny script about comedians who fall in love. This movie could have been way better.More
- Steven Gold:
- I'd say anything to a woman, I'd say I love her, I'd say she's beatiful, I'd say she's sexy... I don't mess around 'funny'.
- Steven Gold:
- All of our lives are funny, we're god's animated cartoons.
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