Standing Up, Falling Down
Director: Matt Ratner
Producers: Chris Mangano, Matt Ratner, Rick Rosenthal, John Hermann, Gabrielle Nadig
Writer: Peter Hoare
Cast: Billy Crystal, Ben Schwartz, Eloise Mumford, Grace Gummer, Kevin Dunn, Debra Monk, Nate Corddry, Jill Hennessy, Leonard Ouzts, John Behlmann
Things are not going according to plan for Scott, a stand-up comedian begrudgingly returning to Long Island after striking out on the Los Angeles comedy scene. He’s humiliated to move back in with his family and haunted by what could have been with Becky, the hometown girlfriend he abruptly left for the West Coast. Wracked with doubt and facing the prospect of a soul-crushing “real” job, Scott finds an unexpected connection with Marty, a local dermatologist and charming barfly with a penchant for karaoke. Scott eventually learns that Marty’s larger-than-life personality and alcoholism mask past disappointments of his own. As their unlikely friendship evolves, Marty and Scott find the strength to start confronting their long-simmering regrets.
2018, NR, USA, Drama, 91 minutes
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