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The King of Comedy

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Stand Out Performances

    Scorcese shows his skills as a director bringing top-notch performances from DeNiro, Bernhart, and Lewis. The scene with DeNiro in his mock studio with Liza and Jerry is both hysterically funny and excruciatingly painful to watch. It was under rated by critics and the public at the time of release. Their loss. It is a terrific movie and shows insight into the hazards of celebrity and the lunacy of the fringe fans that cling to it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    DeNiro's best, bar none

    Out of print on video for years, this is truly a gem for anyone's film collection. For once DeNiro doesn't lapse into trite mannerisms, and even those who absolutely hate Jerry Lewis will enjoy his intelligent performance here. On repeat viewings you might want to give the final five minutes of Pupkin's stand-up comedy a pass, though; it really is awful. The extras on the disc are a welcome addition to a fascinating film.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010


    After creating some of the best urban dramas the screen has seen, Marty Scorsese did 2 dark comedy gems in the 1980's: AFTER HOURS (1985) and THE KING OF COMEDY. Both never got the audience they deserved until both landed on cable and video. With another celluloid psycho in his vitae DeNiro is just as frightening here as he was in TAXI DRIVER or MEAN STREETS, only this time it's easier to laugh. The theme of ''At what price fame'' gets across with ease and dims the vicarious thrill of living the celebrity life. Jerry Lewis shines and the dining room scene with Sandra Bernhard is a riot.

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    Posted July 24, 2010

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