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'The Comedy' needs better material: ★
If it weren't for Kate Lyn Sheil, who has a couple of scenes as a blase Brooklyn waitress inexplicably ending up in the protagonist's bed, "The Comedy" might well have qualified as the worst film of 2012. This portrait of the desultory white male as failed improviser stars Tim Heidecker, one half of the semipopular duo with Eric Wareheim (on TV, "Tim & Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!"; on film, "Tim & Eric's Billion Dollar Movie"). Wareheim shows up here as well, as one of the Heidecker character's PBR-swilling pals. But it's Heidecker's show, intended to take things in a darker direction that he has traveled before.
November 22, 2012