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Entertainment

Réalisé par Rick Alverson
États-Unis, 2015
Drame

Synopsis

En route to meet his estranged daughter and attempt to revive his dwindling career, a broken, aging comedian plays a string of dead-end shows in the Mojave desert.

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Entertainment Réalisé par Rick Alverson

Prix & Festivals

Locarno International Film Festival

2015 | Lauréat : Junior Jury Award - Environment Is Quality of Life Prize

It’s easy to make a movie that’s unpleasant. What’s harder is to give that ugliness a sense of urgency. Alverson and Turkington’s film is soaked in the kind of flop sweat that leaves a residue—it’s like that old joke about Pagliacci told by David Lynch.
December 17, 2015
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Like Hamburger’s meta-hacky comedy routine, the film confronts and challenges in order to produce something increasingly rare in American cinema: an active, engaged experience. The restlessness and discomfort are productive.
November 13, 2015
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Entertainment may be the most disturbing movie about a stand-up comedian since Martin Scorsese’s The King of Comedy… Alverson’s style of filmmaking uses a deadpan approach that forces audiences to react to the characters and events being presented. The awkwardness will get under the viewers’ skin—if it doesn’t get on their nerves.
November 12, 2015
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