Call Me Lucky

2015 • 105 minutes
4.5
63 reviews
85%
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CALL ME LUCKY tells the story of Barry Crimmins, a politically outspoken and whip-smart comic whose efforts in the 70s and 80s fostered the talents of the next generation of standup comedians. But beneath Crimmins’ gruff, hard-drinking, curmudgeonly persona lay an undercurrent of rage stemming from his long-suppressed and horrific abuse as a child – a rage that eventually found its way out of the comedy clubs and television shows and into the political arena. Featuring intimate interviews with both comedians and activists alike, director Bobcat Goldthwait’s (World’s Greatest Dad, God Bless America) CALL ME LUCKY is an inspiring, triumphant and wickedly funny portrait of one of comedy’s most enigmatic and important figures.
4.5
63 reviews
Dylan Wise
August 22, 2015
Call Me Lucky is a film that pulls you in and tears you apart. Equal parts funny and engrossing, it leaves you with the feeling that you CAN make your voice heard.
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Clint Byrne
September 4, 2015
I loved this movie. Thank you for making it happy I found a place I could support it by renting it. I wish there were more Barry Crimmons in the world. This film is beautiful and not just as a story but it looks beautiful.
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Deven G
March 9, 2016
A interesting look at the impact Barry has made on his surroundings, and where his humble beginnings started. What shaped Barry as a person and the environment surrounding him at different points in his life.
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