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The Bitter Buddha (2013)

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The Documentary takes an unconventional journey with a true "comic's comic". For a few decades, Eddie Pepitone has proven to be a startling force in the alt-comedy scene. Within "The Bitter Buddha" we follow Eddie as he deals with a middle-age career surge, while struggling with self-doubt, sobriety, and a challenging family history. (c) Official Site

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Critic Reviews for The Bitter Buddha

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The film succeeds in reflecting the weird sweetness in Pepitone.

Full Review… | March 19, 2013
Chicago Tribune
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This loving portrait of the angst-ridden comedian should well lift his profile.

Full Review… | March 13, 2013
Hollywood Reporter
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This is a portrait of an interesting and endearing misanthrope, but someone who we all know lives inside of us. Eddie's just more willing to put it all out there, to express that existential angst most modern people experience.

Full Review… | March 9, 2013
The Playlist
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The film's unvarying lack of drama or direction can be wearing, but the schlubby originality of its subject fully repays the longueurs.

March 7, 2013
New York Times
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By turns robustly amusing and wistfully melancholy.

Full Review… | February 22, 2013
Variety
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Eddie Pepitone, perhaps the funniest stand-up comedian you've never heard of, gets a deserving close-up in the amusing, freewheeling documentary "The Bitter Buddha."

Full Review… | February 15, 2013
Los Angeles Times
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Audience Reviews for The Bitter Buddha

Very funny with a bittersweet twist. This guy has been through a lot and keeps on going. Did I mention it was very funny? I enjoyed it thoroughly.

Michael LaFrance
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