Enemies of Laughter Poster

Release Date: August 1st, 2003

DVD Release Date: August 31st, 2004

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 30 min

Plot Summary
Though he considers himself a bust, playwright and screenwriter Paul (David Paymer) is drawing lots of attention from the creative community. Theatrical producer Carla (Rosalind Chao) wants to mount a production of one of Paul's scripts, and documentarian Sam's (Judge Reinhold) latest project will focus on Paul's career. Because his last play bombed, Paul is gun-shy about returning to the theater. He'd rather devote his time to romancing Carla, but that just might not be in the cards.

Cast: David Paymer, Judge Reinhold, Rosalind Chao, Peter Falk, Vanessa Angel, Kathy Griffin, Marilu Henner, Paul Sampson

Director: Joey Travolta

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Sferrazza Productions

Keywords: 2000s, Father, Amusing, Quest, Love, Playful, Mother, Love interest

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Indie comedy about an unsuccessful playwright who very nearly talks himself out of his last best chance for happiness recalls the early work of Woody Allen. But pic stands on its own merits as witty and well-observed grown-up fare. show more

  • Winds up being enjoyable, even though the only character I really liked was the main one, played by David Paymer. Everyone else I wanted to whack in the ass with a tire iron. show more

  • Paymer is the key to this mild-mannered comedy built on easy setups and borscht-belt one-liners. show more

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