Folk Hero & Funny Guy

2016

Comedy / Drama / Music

75
IMDb Rating 5.7 10 499

Synopsis


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Cast

David Cross as Self
Hannah Simone as Emily
Melanie Lynskey as Hannah
Wyatt Russell as Jason
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840.89 MB
1280*720
English 2.0
NR
23.976 fps
88 min
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1.69 GB
1920×1080
English 2.0
NR
23.976 fps
88 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by leftbanker-1 3 / 10 / 10

Bad Music and Completely Unfunny

This is a film about a musician and a comedian. The musician is mediocre, at best, and the funny guy is absolutely not funny at all. In fact, he's just about the most tedious pile of humanity you could ever imagine yet someone cast him in this movie. How does that happen? And how is it so impossible to write a few funny lines for an actor playing the role of a comedian? So a character in a film who is supposed to be a stand-up comedian doesn't say a single thing that is even remotely humorous. I was completely flabbergasted.

Reviewed by Ski44286 7 / 10 / 10

"On the road" flick well worth the watch

I came upon this movie quite by accident and a happy accident it was. Although it has all the elements of a run-of-the-mill "on the road" story about down-on-their-luck characters searching for themselves, there is a lot more to this movie, especially given that it's a first one for writer/director Jeff Grace. As with all such "on the road" genre pieces, this movie is all about the journey, and not the destination - alas, it would have been nice for the director to have worked out the destination with the same subtle ingenuity as he did the journey. Still, it does have hilariously funny bits, especially if one is a fan of Alex Karpovsky's comedic niche (who himself has a couple of indie comedies under his belt). The oddly put together scenes do somehow work; packed with embarassing and socially awkward yet endearing situations, they make the viewer feel genuinely connected to the characters. The individual struggles of the characters are very relatable (especially for the 'Gen X' crowd) and well thought through: the impossible to settle down and commit rock star; the former coat-check girl with a flair for country rock, dealing with her own insecurities; the struggling stand-up comedian set on pursuing his dream while still working on the right way to approach and impress the ladies - the department his friend "folk hero" has no problem in. In spite of all this, "funny guy" still manages to be the unassuming hero of the story. But, will he get the girl in the end?

Reviewed by jtncsmistad 7 / 10 / 10

Music, Mirth & Motels Abound in "Folk Hero & Funny Guy"

Comedy is generally not my go-to genre for film. So established, after a run of flicks ranging from downer to downright demoralizing, I thought it high time for something a bit on the lighter side of celluloid offerings. That's when it struck me that the new indy and largely Kickstarter-funded road-tripping buddy dramedy "Folk Hero & Funny Guy" may be just what I needed. I don't if I needed it exactly, but it did fill the bill in terms of worthwhile, engaging and ultimately quite amusing fare. Wyatt Russell is Jason Black, a take it as it comes popular folk singer and serial one-night stander who looks like he strolled in straight out of 1969. And I mean that in the strictly coolest sense. Russell can actually play and sing. Together with aspiring singer/songwriter Bryn (the breathtakingly adorable Meredith Hagner in a thoroughly appealing and natural turn) this talented pair generate genuinely impressive solo and duo performances, both acoustic and electrified, throughout "Folk Hero & Funny Guy". Alex Karpovsky (HBO's "Girls") is the third component of this makeshift three-ring traveling circus of entertainment as a struggling stand-up comedian who is looking to revive a crashing career. His character of Paul eventually emerges as the unlikely inspiration for his two partners to change their lives for the better. Writer/Director Jeff Grace does a fine job of keeping it loose and low-key through most of his movie. Still, a cluster of these character's lines as well as some of the scenes come off as forced and contrived here. And one would imagine that after the first several occasions of Paul meeting with nothing but coughs and crickets during a lame and out-of-touch bit about "Evites" he would STOP DOIN' the bit for crissakes. But these interludes of awkwardness and less than authentic affectations are few in number, and Grace capably keeps both the momentum and the music cranking for well more than the balance of the story. As "Folk Hero & Funny Guy" comes to conclusion, this is the takeaway that left me saying softly to myself, "Aww. That's sweet." The notion that a self-professed "dick" can actually wind up being a pretty damn decent dude after all.

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