Number of Times Seen – 1 (29 Jan 2017)
Brief Synopsis – Biography of George Carlin, a comedian whose career took off when he did his routine on the 7 words that cannot be said on TV and radio.
My Take on it – I have always been a fan of George Carlin’s comic material because he has a way of taking normal everyday events and occurrences and putting a slight spin on them to show us the truthfulness of them.
This is a very informative film about his life and we learn how his career got started and what events occurred that turned him in the direction of the type of comedy that he ending up taking.
Loved the fact that they had some great interviews with family members, colleagues and even Carlin himself in order for us to learn what made the man tick.
My one complaint is that I wish that it would have been a bit longer because there must be so much more to learn about this man.
Here’s a clip of one of his famous routines:
Bottom Line – Very informative film that tells us so much about how his career got started and how he turned to the direction he ended up taking. Great interviews with colleagues, family and the man himself that give us so much insight into who he really was. I only wish that it would have been longer. Highly Recommended!
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – According to George in his A&E Biography profile, when he was young and would ask his mother what the meaning of a word was, she would invariably answer “Go look it up in the dictionary”. He says his fascination with words, their meanings, and word play, is where is comedy routine comes from: The dissection of “words”. Even his infamous “Seven Dirty Words” routine is about the meanings of these “bad” words. (From IMDB)
Rating – Oscar Worthy
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