Hi. I recently watched a new film named The Comedian. The Comedian is a comedy film that stars Robert De Niro. The film also has Leslie Mann, Harvey Keitel, and Danny DeVito. The film has gotten mostly bad reviews on Rotten Tomatoes, but I decided to check out the film.
In The Comedian Robert De Niro plays Jackie Burke. Mr. Burke is a former sitcom actor who has a rough work life as a comedian. Although Mr. Burke is good at getting his audiences to laugh he has anger problems. Also Mr. Burke gets a into a relationship with a woman who also has work problems.
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