what about this one for a hell of an absurdist movie. it's not entertaining in the pure sense of the term - it can be disturbing and it functions as a kind of anti-comedy. I guess there are two ways of watching this: one is that you identify with the main character (because of his search for something beyond materiality, or even for his despise for everything); the other is that you hate (...)
Part 2 in my Mubi Experiment of watching each Film of the Day for one week. I’m not yet regretting the idea, but “The Comedy” did remind me that some of these hours will feel wasted. Obviously I am missing the point of this mental jackassing (perhaps something within the Bermuda triangle of nihilism/cynicism/irony) but I seriously doubt that even “getting the point” would make this movie seem worthwhile to me.
Great film. It plays so well with the whole perfomance art/"anti-comedy" world of Tim Heidecker, its almost like you cant see line between Tim & Eric, Cinema on Cinema, the real life heidecker and Neil Hamburguer. It brings a whole history of a brand of humor and a group of people that may be beyond classification. If you like this movie watch the "follow-up" Entertainment
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 :/
I was surprised at how this film overflows with Tim and Eric-style humor, and I do feel like many people may not enjoy the film simply due to that fact. The main ideas in the film are not difficult to understand. Sunrise's comment below absolutely hits the nail on the head (read it!). As much as I enjoyed this film and think it is well worth seeing if it interests you, I believe one viewing is enough.