A Stand Up Guy
A Stand Up Guy
Sammy Lagucci is a lovable loser who just wants to do right by his daughter. When he finds out the gangsters he runs with are planning to take him out, he enters the Witness Protection program to protect himself and his family. Going from The Big Apple to a small town in Wisconsin gets him down at first, but on a dare he does an impromptu stand-up comedy routine and finds he has a knack for it. His act goes viral, and what should be a blessing turns into a curse when his newfound fame gets the attention of the mob.
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February 17, 2018 at 08:45 PM
Was this a tax write off?
In all respects this was horrible. B-grade actors who never had a starring role in any movie or HBO special, dialogue that was just that far below being memorable, location shots and then just bad backyard actual locations that made for anyone to know it was just sad and pathetic.
The movie should really have been called "When you think of making a movie and you have a couple hundred bucks".
The B-grade actors must have been doing someone a favor to appear in this dung.
The movie production values screamed that it was made with a handycam. The actors looked bored and as if they were wondering why they were asked to say the horrible lines. Nothing about the piece was believable.
Please, producers, before you decide to fund your cousins' latest project because your mom said to do it, think of your reputation.
Worse than I could have expected
I have seen many great films that have gotten rotten reviews and this one didn't have many expectations but I thought it might be off beat and funny in some sense. I was shocked that it was worse than my lowest expectations. The main character is not cute, funny, charming, smart or funny (did I already say not funny?). He is supposed to be a stand up comedienne and yet his act sucks. He makes fun on members of the audience and the act is disturbing and uncomfortable. The love interest is laughable but only because they have no charisma together and there is no way to believe she would be involved with such a loser. None of his friends are funny, none of her friends are funny especially her brother who tried so very hard to be funny and failed. Terrible script, terrible directing, terrible film. A couple of nice moments with his daughter but that isn't the main focus of the film because the director shined the light in all the wrong places.
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Great story that builds more with each new scene! Pleasantly surprised!
A Stand Up Guy started out rough around the edges, but soon evolved into an engaging story we couldn't stop watching. It had some extremely funny lines and many great well-placed non-verbal laughs, too. The supporting cast really held their own. Each character was very memorable including those portrayed by familiar faces like Ethan Suplee, Bob Saget, Andy Fiscella, etc.
Some of the writing was spotty, but to be fair so are many films these days, not just lighthearted home-release comedies. The actors all nailed it. And, we loved the soundtrack, too!
This is a movie for anyone who needs to escape from life for a while to enjoy a well- crafted story and get many deep laughs with their friends or dates. Not for kids hence its rating. There will be critics who will harshly beat up films like this, but they're often the same types who take life more seriously than it deserves to be. This is one of the funniest films of the year....in its own special way.