The Comedian Movie Poster
  • Released
  • February 3, 2017
  • R, 2 hr
  • Comedy
  • 306 Fan Ratings

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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.

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