The Bitter Buddha

2013

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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The film succeeds in reflecting the weird sweetness in Pepitone.

Mar 19, 2013

This loving portrait of the angst-ridden comedian should well lift his profile.

Mar 13, 2013 | Full Review…

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.

Mar 9, 2013 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

The film's unvarying lack of drama or direction can be wearing, but the schlubby originality of its subject fully repays the longueurs.

Mar 7, 2013 | Rating: 3/5

By turns robustly amusing and wistfully melancholy.

Feb 22, 2013 | Full Review…
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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."

Feb 15, 2013 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

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