Humor Me

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  • Genre(s): Comedy
  • Release year: 2018
  • Running time: 93 min
A once-acclaimed New York playwright, Nate (Jemaine Clement), is struggling to finish his new play when his wife (Maria Dizzia) leaves him, taking their son. Desolate, broke and unable to pay the rent, Nate begrudgingly moves in with his widowed father,... read more
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A once-acclaimed New York playwright, Nate (Jemaine Clement), is struggling to finish his new play when his wife (Maria Dizzia) leaves him, taking their son. Desolate, broke and unable to pay the rent, Nate begrudgingly moves in with his widowed father, Bob (Elliott Gould), in his New Jersey retirement golf community. Bob, always quick with a joke, uses humor to deal with all of life’s challenges, even the death of his beloved wife. It drives Nate crazy. Thinking his son could benefit from some discipline, Bob sends Nate to work for Ellis (Willie Carpenter) an older ex-Marine who runs operations at the community. While at work, Nate stumbles on a senior citizen theater troupe staging a musical. Nate agrees to help but quickly realizes it won’t be easy to get these quirky senior citizens to cooperate. One of them, Dee (Annie Potts) is even trying to set him up with her daughter, Allison (Ingrid Michaelson). Things reach a breaking point when a video of Nate’s earlier play surfaces, opening old wounds between him and Bob. Ultimately, the father and son realize they each have their own forms of storytelling and come to appreciate their differences.

Original Release

04/17/2018

US Release

04/17/2018

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Cast

Jemaine Clement Nate Kroll / Nate
Elliott Gould Bob Kroll / Bob
Ingrid Michaelson Allison
Maria Dizzia Nirit Gerb-Kroll / Nirit
Priscilla Lopez Connie Andrews / Connie
Joey Slotnick Zimmerman
Willie C. Carpenter Ellis
Le Clanché du Rand Helen
Rosemary Prinz Gert
Annie Potts Dee
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Sam Hoffman

Writers

Sam Hoffman

Cast

Producers

Danielle Renfrew Behrens Executive Producer
Emily Blavatnik Executive Producer
Ruth Pomerance Executive Producer
Fiona Rudin Executive Producer
Susan Brooks Producer
Becky Glupczynski Producer
Jamie Gordon Producer
Sam Hoffman Producer
Courtney Potts Producer
Delaney Schenker Producer
Nathan Dalton Producer
Bill Harnisch Producer
Ruth Ann Harnisch Producer
Ted Hull Producer
Josh Nadell Producer

Editors

Paul Frank

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