The Comedy Reviews

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November 15, 2012
It's a long, painful sit that claws at interpretational ambition, but only nails the rare moment of enlightenment, wasting 90 minutes of screentime to acquire about 15 minutes worth of substance.
November 14, 2012
The Comedy pretends to be a satire of entitlement, but it's made in a style so indulgent that the whole film feels entitled in the extreme.
November 13, 2012
[A] faux-courageous nondrama.
November 9, 2012
The Comedy may not aspire to be the portrait of a generation, but it certainly offers a scary dissection of a faux-careless Brooklynite sensibility that threatens to be the undoing of everyone involved.
November 8, 2012
An unconventional, unapologetic comedy that's unbelievably entertaining.
November 8, 2012
Its audience may be self-selective in the extreme, but few films have better articulated the limits of irony as a force field against the world.
November 7, 2012
There's not a false note in the film, but maybe there's a difference between accuracy and truth.
November 5, 2012
The anomie of entitlement pushed to poisonous extremes is the basis of this provocation, which is as frustrating as it is intriguing.
November 4, 2012
Tim Heidecker's Swanson does not amuse us in spite of the pity he inspires but because of it.
October 24, 2012
A seemingly sincere movie about a deeply ironic and unfulfilled man as he belongs to a culture - hell, maybe even an entire generation - terrified of sincerity.
June 27, 2012
a challenging film that may ultimately be bulls***, [but] deserves tremendous respect for its clarity of vision.
June 21, 2012
Transgressively brilliant... an itchy critique of entitlement starring avant-garde comedian Tim Heidecker as one of Williamsburg's overprivileged.
June 18, 2012
This is, in effect, "Arthur" meets "Jackass."
January 24, 2012
For a catalog of aggressively stupid, socially deviant male behavior, Rick Alverson's cheekily titled The Comedy is not without a certain subversive intelligence.
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