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Trailer: Robert De Niro Gets Bitter Laughs in ‘The Comedian’

The Comedian Trailer MovieSpoon.comRelease date: February 3, 2017 (NY, LA)
Studio: Sony Pictures Classics
Director: Taylor Hackford
MPAA Rating: R (for crude sexual references and language throughout)
Starring: Robert De Niro, Leslie Mann, Danny DeVito, Edie Falco, Veronica Ferres, Charles Grodin, Cloris Leachman, Patti LuPone, Harvey Keitel

An aging comic icon, Jackie (Robert De Niro) has seen better days.  Despite his efforts to reinvent himself and his comic genius, the audience only wants to know him as the former television character he once played.  Already a strain on his younger brother (Danny DeVito) and his wife (Patti LuPone), Jackie is forced to serve out a sentence doing community service for accosting an audience member. While there, he meets Harmony (Leslie Mann), the daughter of a sleazy Florida real estate mogul (Harvey Keitel), and the two find inspiration in one another resulting in surprising consequences.

 


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