Robert De Niro Yuks it Up in The Comedian

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.

 

The Comedian was directed by Taylor Hackford (Ray) from a script by Lewis Friedman, Richard LaGravenese, Art Linson and Jeff Ross.

Edie Falco, Veronica Ferres, Charles Grodin, Cloris Leachman and Patti LuPone also star.

The Comedian opens in wide release on February 3, 2017.

 

 

One thought on “Robert De Niro Yuks it Up in The Comedian

  • Jon Jones
    February 1, 2017 at 10:15 PM
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    A little too cliche, but I’ll watch de Niro do anything pretty much.

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