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The Comedy

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Format:  DVD
item number:  JJT 28348D
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Unrated
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 34 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: March 26, 2013
  • Originally Released: 2012
  • Label: New Video Group
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Note: Deleted Scenes, Presented by American Express
    • Audio Commentary with Tim Heidecker and Director Rick Alverson
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Starring , , &
Directed by
Screenwriting by , &
Director of Photography:

Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 34


User Ratings: 4,434
Rating: 2.5/4 -- None of this is necessarily funny. That's the extent of the irony here. Full Review
Boston Globe
Dec 6, 2012
For something titled The Comedy, this movie isn't funny. Or charming, likable, enjoyable, or any other adjectives you would find splashed on a poster. Full Review
Dig Boston
Apr 13, 2016
Rating: 0/4 -- A mean-spirited piece of mumblecore that tries to provoke you, but only succeeds in boring you. Full Review
San Francisco Chronicle
Nov 22, 2012
A searing study of an aging hipster who encapsulates the misanthropy popular culture's notion of what it means to be funny. Full Review
Jan 19, 2018
[F]ew films have better articulated the limits of irony as a force field against the world. -- Grade: A-
A.V. Club
Nov 8, 2012
Rating: 7.8/10 -- After spending 90 minutes with characters like Swanson and his friends, no one will want to resemble them in any way whatsoever. That alone makes The Comedy a success. Full Review
Way Too Indie
Jun 28, 2019
Rating: 1/5 -- If you can discern any critical distance or interesting perspective here, or even a good reason to spend 90 minutes in such company, I'm afraid the joke is on you.
New York Times
Nov 15, 2012

Product Description:

An aging Brooklyn hipster poised to inherit his father's estate begins to push the boundaries of acceptable social behavior while growing increasingly indifferent about the world and his role in it. Swanson (Tim Heidecker) has been spoiled since childhood. Safely nestled in a protective bubble of privilege since he was young, he passes the days by being impulsively irreverent with his three best friends (Eric Wareheim, James Murphy, and Gregg Turkington, aka Neil Hamburger). Meanwhile, beneath the surface, an acute sense of malaise begins to set in, causing Swanson's behavior to grow increasingly extreme and erratic. As the prospect of redemption looms just out of reach, the threat of reckoning grows increasingly probable.


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Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 30,784
  • UPC: 767685283486
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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