Punchline (1988) | Full Movie

Punchline (1988)
  • R
  • 2h 3m
  • 1988
Rotten56%
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Comedy is no laughing matter for Oscar® winners Sally Field and Tom Hanks, who take center stage in the smash hit Punchline. Field (Forrest Gump, Mrs. Doubtfire) stars as Lilah Krytsick, a New Jersey housewife and mother of three who desperately wants to make it big as a comedian. All her life people have been telling her she's funny, and now her home life has been catapulted into chaos as she spends her nights onstage at the New York comedy club, the Gas Station. Hanks (Cast Away, Saving Private Ryan) plays Steven Gold, a self-centered Lenny Bruce-type who's been stealing the spotlight at the Station with his irrepressible, natural comedic talent. Drawn to one another, Steven helps the stumbling Lilah turn her routine from flat to funny, while Lilah helps Steven keep his anguished life together. With critically-acclaimed performances by Hanks and Field, Punchline is a fascinating drama about the often harrowing world of comedy.
© 1988 Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Rotten56%
Reviews
United Press International
Cathy Burke
Fresh

Though Punchline defies the Hollywood penchant for producing either pure comedy or straight drama,...

June 25, 2017
Video-Reviewmaster.com
Steve Crum
Fresh

Unfunny, at times morose, comedy-drama about standup comics.

June 21, 2017
Kaplan vs. Kaplan
David Kaplan
Fresh

June 21, 2017
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy
  • Release Date:October 7, 1988
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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