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The Comedian (2017)

The Comedian (2017)
The Comedian (2017)
The Comedian (2017)
  • R
  • 2h 0m
  • 2016
Common Sense Media Iconage 17+
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An aging comic icon, Jackie (Robert De Niro) has seen better days.a 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.a 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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Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Critics Consensus: The Comedian boasts an incredibly talented cast, but they're put to poor use in an aimless rom-com whose handful of memorable moments never add up to a compelling story.
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Interesting, irreverent comedy has lots of racy humor.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that The Comedian is a gruff, racy, funny-but-not-hilarious movie about a stand-up comic (Robert De Niro) who thinks he might be past his prime but discovers he's just getting started. The film features many real-life comedians, none of whom are strangers to telling raunchy jokes, so expect plenty of swearing ("f--k," "s--t," and much more). There are also lots of crude sex-based jokes, scatological jokes, and humor based in gender stereotypes. A comedian and a heckler get into a fight, a couple kisses (which is clearly going to lead to sex), and there's drinking, sometimes to excess, and talk of smoking pot. While there's plenty of iffy stuff in this comedy, the main character's story does convey the importance of perseverance.

A Lot or A Little?

The parents’ guide to what’s in this movie.
Positive Messages
Positive Role Models
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy, Drama
  • Release Date:December 2, 2016
  • Languages:English, Spanish
  • Captions:English, Spanish
  • Audio Format:
  • Screen Pass Eligible:No
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