A Thousand Clowns
Twelve-year-old Nick lives with his Uncle Murray, a Mr.Micawber-like Dickensian character who keeps hoping something won't turn up. What turns up is a social worker, who falls in love with Murray and a bit in love with Nick. As the child welfare people try to force Murray to become a conventional man (as the price they demand for allowing him to keep Nick), the nephew, who until now has gloried in his Uncle's iconoclastic approach to life, tries to play mediator. But when he succeeds, he is alarmed by the uncle's willingness to cave in to society in order to save the relationship.
- Stars:Jason Robards, Barbara Harris, Martin Balsam, Gene Saks, William Daniels, Philip Bruns, John McMartin, Barry Gordon,
- Director:Fred Coe,
- Writer:Herb Gardner (screenplay), Herb Gardner (based on his original play)
A middle-aged iconoclast, doggedly avoiding the tedium of employment and conventional life, faces the prospect of losing custody of his young ward. . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
A Thousand Clowns torrent reviews
(de) wrote: In this Belgian film (with English subtitles), Sandra (played brilliantly by Marie Cotillard) returns home from the hospital after a serious bout with depression only to find her boss at the solar panel company has decided they can operate more economically with just 16 workers, and offers them a choice between keeping Sandra on or receiving a huge bonus. At a time when just getting out of bed is still a struggle, she has a weekend to try to persuade her co-workers to vote to keep her. Her fragile self-esteem is pummeled to the breaking point, and the more empathetic among her co-workers, many of whom face economic hardships that make the promised bonus a lifeline, face a moral dilemma. Although the pace of the film is slow, the lingering shots of Sandra's face places us deeply in her mind and tortured soul, with her loving husband trying to find the right balance between supporting her in her pain/fear, and not allowing her to sink back down into withdrawal and surrender. Without giving away the ending, it was incredibly satisfying to see how the experience shaped her response to the final decision made by her co-workers and boss.
(us) wrote: A delightful comedy drama about a bunch of guys on a stag weekend. Andrew Scott is the most recognisible face but Mcdonald as the Machine is a terrific standout. Funny and really worth the watch
(es) wrote: Goofy but kind of entertaining.
(br) wrote: A bit boring but great story, lovely twist in the end. I just loved it.
(kr) wrote: Words will belittle the story and the performances....so i shall refrain....
(au) wrote: This movie was very funny! As always Anthony Wong was great! But the villian's acting skills were terrible.
(ag) wrote: Decent film about a murder in the White House.
(es) wrote: enjoyed the film style and think this film was too ahead of the times. i was invested and think highly of this cyber punk filmmaking.
(kr) wrote: love this movie long time
(kr) wrote: This film perfectly captures the boredom and angst of being at teenager on a Friday night with nothin to do! Dazed and Confused in tge 90s
(nl) wrote: Curd Jurgens plays it straight - perfectly to annoy the character of Orson Welles who does a pretty good job as the funny-man, for what is mainly a comedy, and most of it is family friendly until the final couple of scenes.
(nl) wrote: Hahahah! Fantastic cheese. The oversexed and power-mad evil hedgehog-shaped brain from another planet, done in by another brain masquerading as a dog. More like this, please.
(nl) wrote: Thanks in very large part to Zasu Pitts the comedy in this is superior to most of the other Busby Berkeley films. That's a bonus. Berkeley's dance numbers in this are absolutely spectacular.
(fr) wrote: harvey kietel and robert de niro pretty much carry the film because not alot of interesting things happen, i think rotten tomatoes hyped up this movie too much, but from its direction from scorcese is amazing, along with the performances from deniro and kietel, but its nothing special, its a " you owe me money you dipshit, if you dont pay me by tuesday, i'll break your fucking legs " type of movie. it was a bore for some of the movie, i just really like de niro in this film, such a good character, and so well acted, i wish he did work like this today. but i guess you should see this film and your a scorsese fan like i am, its enjoyable, not award worthy enjoyable, but it was enjoyable fpr the most part.
(mx) wrote: Good cast, original and suspenfull, The Dinosaur project can entertain us however with horrible, confusing and irritating images, stupid theorys and with an rather vague end.