Plot & Details
On the cusp of inheriting his father's estate, Swanson (Tim Heidecker) is a man with unlimited options. An aging hipster in Brooklyn, he spends his days in aimless recreation with like-minded friends (Eric Wareheim, James Murphy and Gregg Turkington) in games of comic irreverence and mock sincerity. As Swanson grows restless of the safety a sheltered life offers him, he tests the limits of acceptable behavior, pushing the envelope in every way he can. Heidecker's deadpan delivery cleverly masks a deep desire for connection and sense in the modern world. 'The Comedy' wears its name on its sleeve, but director Rick Alverson's powerful and provocative character study touches a darkness behind the humor that resonates with viewers long after the story ends.
- MPAA Rating: Not Rated
- Genre(s): Drama
- Run Time: 90min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 11/09/2012
- DVD Release Date: 03/26/2013
- Distributor(s): Tribeca Film, Jagjaguwar
- Director(s): Rick Alverson
- Starring: Grace Rex , Tim Heidecker , Eric Wareheim , Kate Lyn Sheil , Alexia Rasmussen
- Themes: Arrested Adolescence,Existential Crisis
- Tone: Biting,Irreverent,Ominous,Intimate,Reflective
- Keywords: irreverent, American [nationality], aging, apathy, boredom, friendship, indifference, irreverence, recklessness, redemption, spoiled
- Country of Origin: USA - Limited (11-09-2012)
- Language: English