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Humor Me

Sam Hoffman

EnglishUSA201789 min

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Overview

Once-acclaimed, now-forgotten New York playwright Nate is struggling to finish his new play when his wife leaves him, taking their son. Desolate, broke and unable to pay the rent, Nate begrudgingly moves in with his widowed father, Bob—who happens to live in a New Jersey retirement community.

Bob's jokes drive Nate crazy; Bob, in turn, thinks his son could benefit from some discipline. So he sends him to work for the home's ex-Marine operations manager. On the job, Nate stumbles onto a theater troupe staging a musical. He agrees to help—but quickly realizes it won't be easy to get these quirky senior citizens to cooperate. One of them is even trying to set him up with her daughter. Things reach a breaking point when a video of one of Nate's plays surfaces, opening old wounds for him and his father.

Written and directed by Sam Hoffman, this heartfelt comedy about rolling with the punches—and living to tell the tale—stars Jemaine Clement (Flight of the Conchords; What We Do in the Shadows, DFF37) and the inimitable Elliot Gould. Annie Potts (Ghostbusters) costars.

Producer: Courtney Potts, Jamie Gordon, Sam Hoffman | Editor: Paul Frank | Cinematographer: Seamus Tierney | Screenwriter: Sam Hoffman
Cast: Jemaine Clement, Elliott Gould, Ingrid Michaelson, Ingrid Michaelson, Annie Potts, Bebe Neuwirth

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