Humor Me (2017)

Humor Me (2017)
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  • Genre: Comedy
  • Release year: 2017 ()
  • Running time: 93 min
  • Original Title: Humor Me
  • Voted: 1089

A once-acclaimed New York playwright, NATE (Jemaine Clement), is struggling to finish his new play when his wife (Maria Dizzia) leaves him, taking their son. Desolate, broke and unable to pay the rent, Nate begrudgingly moves in with his widowed father, BOB (Elliott Gould), in his New Jersey retirement golf community. Bob, always quick with a joke, uses humor to deal with all of life's challenges, even the death of his beloved wife. It drives Nate crazy. Thinking his son could benefit from some discipline, Bob sends Nate to work for ELLIS (Willie Carpenter) an older ex-Marine who runs operations at the community. While at work, Nate stumbles on a senior citizen theater troupe staging a musical. Nate agrees to help but quickly realizes it won't be easy to get these quirky women to cooperate. And one of them, DEE (Annie Potts) even invites him to dinner to not-so-subtly set him up with her daughter, ALLISON (Ingrid Michaelson). Things reach a breaking point when a video of Nate's ...

1Jemaine ClementNate Kroll
2Elliott GouldBob Kroll
3Ingrid MichaelsonAllison
4Maria DizziaNirit Gerb-Kroll
  • Not bad by 7

    This was an amusing little story about family, complacency, dealing with loss (or not), moving on and redemption, couched in jokes and likable characters. It wasn't a must see film, but it wasn't bad either. I didn't feel like I wasted my time like with some movies, but I think the cast is what made it worth seeing.

    Jermaine clement is great as always, and it was interesting to see him with an American accent. Elliot Gould did a fine job as the dad who's constantly telling corny jokes, and it was also nice to see Annie Potts in the first thing I've seen her in since Ghostbusters.All in all, it was a decent film, with humour and some heart.

  • Cute rainy day movie by 6

    This movie is a lovely tale about a man who finds new meaning at a low point in his life when he's forced to move in with his widowed father, who now lives in a retirement community. The casting is fantastic, it's full of "dad" jokes which people will either love or hate, and it has a lot of heart.

  • Little gem by 8

    The first thing I would say about this film is .. that I liked it!..which is quite a rare thing these days. It is a slow burner that turns into a little gem. It is actually laugh out loud funny at times which is very rare for a modern comedy film ranging from gentle humour to fairly blunt and direct stand up Jewish jokes.There are some intelligent and caring points made about generational differences, family, success and failure and life in general ... nothing completely new and which has not been covered in other films but put together in a very original and charming way by the very talented writer/ director Sam Hoffman. Jermaine Clement excels as the very dry down at heel playwright and is ably supported by a great supporting cast including veterans Gould and Neuwirth. Recommended.

1Seamus Tierneycinematographer
2Gabriel Manncomposer
3Sam Hoffmandirector
4Paul Frankeditor
5Jamie Gordonproducer
6Courtney Pottsproducer