Stephen Tobolowsky's Birthday Party (2005)




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The documentary Stephen Tobolowsky's Birthday Party stars the well-respected character actor as a camera crew follow him around on his birthday, He shares numerous stories about his adventures in Hollywood, and relates a number of strange anecdotes from his remarkable life.
Comedy , Documentary , Drama , Television
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The Brinkman Company

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Critic Reviews for Stephen Tobolowsky's Birthday Party

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (1)

Think of Stephen as a softer, rounder, more existentially content Spalding Gray, or the film as a My Dinner with Andre in a pullover sweater and sensible shoes.

Full Review… | November 20, 2007
Top Critic does seem entirely likely that even those who've never heard of [Tobolowsky] will inevitably find themselves won over by the actor's warm, irresistibly inviting persona.

Full Review… | May 26, 2008
Reel Film Reviews

a brilliant, insightful, and hysterical look at one of our great talents.

Full Review… | June 2, 2006
Beaumont Journal

According to Brinkmann, Tobolowsky is the greatest storyteller he's ever heard, and after watching this film, that statement is hard to dispute.

Full Review… | May 25, 2006
Combustible Celluloid

As possibly the most recognizable character actor of our generation, Stephen Tobolowsky has given us a gift for his birthday. It's a window into his bizarre, unglamorous life.

Full Review… | May 25, 2006
7M Pictures

surprisingly, shockingly, enthralling

May 11, 2006

Audience Reviews for Stephen Tobolowsky's Birthday Party


A fine little movie. Tobolowsky is a fine storyteller, but the film has very low budget production values (for instance, never identifies the other people interviewed). But an enjoyable watch.

Reid Branson
Reid Branson

This cannot be judged as a film with respect to the typical aspects of cinematography, story, characters, etc. But for what it is, which is basically a very lengthy stand-up routine, it is indeed very enjoyable and deserves to be seen and recognized.

Valentina Kaulitz
Valentina Kaulitz

This is a pleasant little film that's almost like curling up and listening to your uncle tell stories to you all night. The deleted stories/scenes are almost as long as the film itself and are just as good if not better than the ones left in. Look out for Mena Suvari and Amy Adams as party guests and fellow audience members. Stephen Tobolowsky is a great character actor who weaves a spell with plenty of interesting stories about his life in general and career as an actor. Definitely worth a look if you're even remotely interested.

Nathan Ludwig
Nathan Ludwig

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