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(2012) (Mike Birbiglia, Lauren Ambrose) (Not Rated)

Alcohol/Drugs Heavy
Blood/Gross Stuff Moderate
Disrespectful/Bad Attitude Heavy
Frightening/Tense Scenes Mild
Gun/Weapons Mild
Imitative Behavior Moderate
Jump Scenes None
Music (Scary/Tense) Minor
Music (Inappropriate) None
Profanity Heavy
Sex/Nudity Heavy
Smoking Minor
Tense Family Scenes Moderate
Topics to Talk About Moderate
Violence Mild

Dramedy: A struggling stand-up comedian, who suffers from a sleepwalking disorder, attempts to hone his act while trying to figure out his long-term relationship with his live-in girlfriend.
Matt Pandamiglio (MIKE BIRBIGLIA) wants to be a stand-up comedian, and occasionally gets to do brief bits on stage at the comedy club where he works as a bartender. His live-in girlfriend, Abby (LAUREN AMBROSE), is supportive of him, as is his mother, Linda (CAROL KANE). But his father, Frank (JAMES REBHORN), wishes he'd be more successful in life like Matt's sister, Janet (CRISTIN MILOTI), who's engaged to Philip (BEN LEVIN).

As told in flashback by Matt, the aspiring comic recounts his attempts of honing his act, all while trying to figure out where his eight-year relationship with Abby is headed. Things take an unexpected turn when one stand-up gig turns into an extended tour of many, all of which leaves him on the road for an increasing amount of time. While that gives him the opportunity to reassess his future with Abby, his growing exhaustion leads to increased bouts of his sleepwalking disorder.

If they're into stand-up comedians, they might have some interest.
While the film wasn't submitted to the MPAA for a rating, it's akin to a PG-13 for profanity, sexual content and one bloody image.

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