Indifferent even to the prospects of inheriting his father’s estate, Swanson, a desensitized, aging Brooklyn hipster, strays into a series of reckless situations that may offer the promise of redemption or the threat of retribution.
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While I can't say I "enjoyed" watching this film, I did find it incredibly effective, accurate, and extremely disturbing. A portrait of a culture and of a kind of people that I absolutely despise and unmasking it for just how emotionally vapid it is. We live in a culture obsessed more with irony than true sincerity that is frightening to me. These people seem physically unable to connect on a basic human level.
A nasty, nihilistic deconstruction of urban hipster ennui, THE COMEDY follows a group of bearded, beer bellied middle aged comedians as they go about their lives pushing boundaries and upsetting taboos with intentionally crass displays of irreverence. Meant as a critique of their grotesque behavior, but mostly it's just unpleasant and off-putting.
Irreverent, deeply sarcastic, and frustrating, The Comedy is a film that many will hate. I, for one, really liked it. Tim Heidecker plays a priveleged hipster who's main action is "trolling" - he moves around New York City, fucking shit up without any real consequences. The ending is brilliant and the realism is stark. Worth a watch.
A profound look into a character that I hate confounding everyday! I loved the way the movie is constructed by self-contained scenes that don't function as a simple vignettes but rather as a ant-hill. Tim Heidecker gives a completely unnerving performance. He is an infection that desperately needs to be cured. Unfortunately, that cure probably won't come in our lifetime. A very brave movie!
2nd watch review: Maybe the defining cultural movie of my generation. If 'Girls' is the show your parents watch and say, "Now I get you kids!," this movie is meant to be the antithesis of that shit. Brooklyn post 2005... We're shit. Bomb this place to hell.
1st watch review:this movie is about me :/