Against the backdrop of a nation on the brink of revolution, Uncle Sweetheart and Nina Veronica are slimy promoters planning a benefit concert. They desire the services of legendary singer Jack Fate, and soon Fate is sprung from jail. A rock journalist investigates the concert, attempting to determine just who will benefit. Revolution may be raging outside the arena, but Jack Fate and the benefit concert play on as planned. —IMDb
One of the more subversive figures in late 20th century and early 21st century comedy, Larry Charles was a former stand-up who brought a sense of enlightened anarchy to such groundbreaking series as “Seinfeld” (NBC, 1989-1998) and “Curb Your Enthusiasm” (HBO, 2000- ) as well as to big screen hits like “Borat” (2006). A provocateur whose skill at intelligent, absurdist humor was matched – or countered – by his penchant for gross-out gags, Charles’ creations amassed a huge fan base that elevated him to the forefront of the comedy scene. Not every project matched “Borat” and “Seinfeld” in popularity, but when Charles struck pay dirt, it invariably made headlines and furthered his status as one of the industry’s most creative figures.
Born in Brooklyn, NY on Feb. 20, 1956 and raised in Brighton Beach, Charles developed a healthy skepticism for established institutions, especially religion, through the twin influences of his pious grandfather and his father, who used puns and wordplay… read more
I'm not sure I understand this movie or what happened, nothing is really explained or makes sense. It's kind of a philosophical film, lots of people musing about life and shit, Bob Dylan leads a pretty great cast who seems to be wasted in this film. Dylan wrote the story with Larry Charles, and I guess if you get his lyrics and who he is then you'll understand the premise of the film. I was lost and still am.
I honestly did not care at all about the movie, the actors or anything else. I was looking and listening to Dylan, absolutly loved it, have to admit Goodman is a great actor, but It just helped the message of what Bob Dylan's been saying since the Dawn of Time. Want to finish seeing Dylan's 1965 San Francisco Interview.