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      All Joking Aside

      2019 1h 23m Comedy Drama List
      73% Tomatometer 11 Reviews 80% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings An aspiring stand-up comic seeks guidance from a washed-up comedian who heckled her during her first amateur gig. Read More Read Less

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      Michael A. Smith MediaMikes A film about stand-up should, of course, be funny and "All Joking Aside" has some side splitting moments. But it also has heart, which makes it a rarity in the genre'. The heart here comes from the performances of the three leads. Rated: 4/5 Nov 26, 2020 Full Review Hasitha Fernando Flickering Myth In spite of a few formulaic story beats, All Joking Aside rides strong on emotionally resonating performances and a thoughtful script filled with humor and heart. Just the kind of movie we need to navigate these dark depressing times. Nov 24, 2020 Full Review M.V. Moorhead Less Hat, Moorhead It works in this Canadian production because the veteran Markinson and the relative novice Harewood are both charming, and director Shannon Kohli, working from a script by James Pickering, captures an unforced chemistry between them. Nov 23, 2020 Full Review Tim Brennan About Boulder Director Shannon Kohli shows us that the process of crafting and executing an act takes an inhuman level of focus, and the costs can be brutal. Nov 21, 2020 Full Review Joel Fisher Battle Royale With Cheese Not a particularly original routine, but the performances outshine the material. Nov 15, 2020 Full Review Douglas Davidson Elements of Madness What prevents All Joking Aside from being successful aren't the jokes (many of which land nicely) or the performances (a few being a little too stiff), but the rush to get to the good stuff instead of putting the time in to earn it. Rated: 2.5/5 Nov 13, 2020 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member I love a standup movie done well 4.0 Rated 4 out of 5 stars 06/08/22 Full Review Audience Member a pleasant, feel good, movie. Perfectly enjoyable. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/20/23 Full Review Audience Member I really liked it. It is a drama about serious issues told within a story about those brave enough to try to launch a career in stand-up comedy. That said, some of the jokes are funny - especially if you keep in mind they are jokes told by someone just starting out. Other characters are endearing as well - a nice way to spend some time. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/17/23 Full Review Audience Member A feel good flick with strong performances from the leads and a good mix of laughs and more serious moments Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/18/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Movie Info

      Synopsis An aspiring stand-up comic seeks guidance from a washed-up comedian who heckled her during her first amateur gig.
      Shannon Kohli
      Jon Ornoy
      James Pickering
      Production Co
      Animal Mother Films
      Comedy, Drama
      Original Language
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Nov 11, 2020
      1h 23m
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