• Released
  • November 9, 2012
  • (LA; 11/16 NY)
  • NR , 1 hr 34 min
  • Psychological Drama
    Drama
  • 6 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: A guy in Williamsburg ignores the notion of inheriting his father's estate.

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Slant Magazine

By Joseph Jon Lanthier
Tim Heidecker's Swanson does not amuse us in spite of the pity he inspires but because of it.
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63

New York Post

By Kyle Smith
Picture "Raging Bull" with a sleazy prep from the Brooklyn hipsteropolis of Williamsburg, and you'll get the idea of The Comedy, a...
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63

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
At some point, he finds himself drifting around a swimming pool, and it's tempting to think of Dustin Hoffman sinking to the bottom of the...
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

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The anomie of entitlement pushed to poisonous extremes is the basis of this provocation, which is as frustrating as it is intriguing.
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The Comedy pretends to be a satire of entitlement, but it's made in a style so indulgent that the whole film feels entitled in the extreme.
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40

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
The movie may critique its antihero, but it also offers just one more venue in which he's allowed to wallow - while we pay his way.
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40

Austin Chronicle

The film retreads much of the anti-comedic territory already bulldozed in Heidecker and Wareheim's own "Tim & Eric's Billion Dollar Movie,"...
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25

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
If it weren't for Kate Lyn Sheil, who has a couple of scenes as a blase Brooklyn waitress inexplicably ending up in the protagonist's bed,...
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20

Time Out New York

By Joshua Rothkopf
Unlike a truly daring movie like Lars von Trier's "The Idiots" - about a gang of clever jerks who pretend to be mentally retarded - The...
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0

San Francisco Chronicle

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The Comedy, one of the most self-indulgent, pretentious and unfunny movies of the year, is a mean-spirited piece of mumblecore that tries...
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Rated NR