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Folk Hero & Funny Guy (2017)

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Recently dumped by his fiancée and with a stagnating standup routine, aspiring comedian-slash-copywriter Paul (Alex Karpovsky) is stuck. The manager of the club where he performs suggests he take some time off to update his comedy material, and in waltzes his childhood friend Jason Black (Wyatt Russell), an acclaimed folk-rock musician about to embark on a solo acoustic tour of the east coast. Jason suggests Paul needs to get his mojo back-and he should start by opening for Jason on tour. They set off on the road together, picking up a new act (folk singer Bryn, played by Meredith Hagner) on the way. But when Jason reveals an ulterior motive behind the tour, rifts are exposed in their otherwise affable camaraderie. Folk Hero & Funny Guy is a music-infused spin on the road-trip buddy comedy.

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Alex Karpovsky
as Paul Scott
Wyatt Russell
as Jason Black
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A rambling road trip story with no real point to it.

May 12, 2017 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

[An] amiable feature that boasts the kind of old-school charm and chemistry that more comedies could stand to tap into.

May 11, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

What do you get if you make a movie about an aimless, unpleasant road trip? Good guess. For verification, see "Folk Hero & Funny Guy."

May 11, 2017 | Full Review…

"Folk Hero & Funny Guy" is the kind of road trip movie where it's a pleasure to ride shotgun.

May 11, 2017 | Full Review…

Grace's easygoing indie delivers a somewhat more melancholy performance than its droll exterior initially suggests.

May 10, 2017 | Full Review…
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The kind of road movie that relies less on incident than on the chemistry between the guys in the car.

April 27, 2016 | Full Review…

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