Description

CALL ME LUCKY tells the story of Barry Crimmins, a politically outspoken and whip-smart comic whose efforts in the 70s and 80s fostered the talents of the next generation of standup comedians. But beneath Crimmins’ gruff, hard-drinking, curmudgeonly persona lay an undercurrent of rage stemming from his long-suppressed and horrific abuse as a child – a rage that eventually found its way out of the comedy clubs and television shows and into the political arena. Featuring intimate interviews with both comedians and activists alike, director Bobcat Goldthwait’s (World’s Greatest Dad, God Bless America) CALL ME LUCKY is an inspiring, triumphant and wickedly funny portrait of one of comedy’s most enigmatic and important figures.

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New York Daily News

8/5/2015 by Katherine Pushkar

Angry, quixotic, tragic, heroic - Crimmins' life is stunning. Catch this portrait and you can definitely call yourself lucky.

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AV Club

8/6/2015 by Mike D'Angelo

If it accomplishes nothing else, the new documentary Call Me Lucky should bring some welcome attention to a man who's been under the radar for the past few decades, mostly by his own design.

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Washington Post

8/6/2015 by Alan Zilberman

As Goldthwait repeatedly returns to footage of a recent performance by Crimmins, in which he's introduced as a great entertainer, all we see are the aimless rants of a self-righteous blowhard.

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Additional information

Directors

Bobcat Goldthwait

Studio

MPI

Subtitles

English (CC)

Released year

2015

Duration

1 h 45 min

Genres

Documentary
Foreign/Independent

Writers

Bobcat Goldthwait

Size

6.22 GB (1080p HD)
2.94 GB (720p HD)
2.21 GB (SD)

Supported devices

Xbox
Windows 8 or later

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