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Folk Hero & Funny Guy (2017)



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Recently dumped by his fiancée and with a stagnating standup routine, aspiring comedian-slash-copywriter Paul (Alex Karpovsky) is stuck. The manager of the club where he performs suggests he take some time off to update his comedy material, and in waltzes his childhood friend Jason Black (Wyatt Russell), an acclaimed folk-rock musician about to embark on a solo acoustic tour of the east coast. Jason suggests Paul needs to get his mojo back-and he should start by opening for Jason on tour. They set off on the road together, picking up a new act (folk singer Bryn, played by Meredith Hagner) on the way. But when Jason reveals an ulterior motive behind the tour, rifts are exposed in their otherwise affable camaraderie. Folk Hero & Funny Guy is a music-infused spin on the road-trip buddy comedy.

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Alex Karpovsky
as Paul Scott
Wyatt Russell
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All Critics (22) | Top Critics (8)

... Jeff Grace's Folk Hero & Funny Guy doesn't feel like a warmed-over Apatow production, in part because it has the courage to let the "funny guy" half of its duo be kind of a mediocrity in his field.

December 5, 2017 | Full Review…

A rambling road trip story with no real point to it.

May 12, 2017 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

[An] amiable feature that boasts the kind of old-school charm and chemistry that more comedies could stand to tap into.

May 11, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

What do you get if you make a movie about an aimless, unpleasant road trip? Good guess. For verification, see "Folk Hero & Funny Guy."

May 11, 2017 | Full Review…

"Folk Hero & Funny Guy" is the kind of road trip movie where it's a pleasure to ride shotgun.

May 11, 2017 | Full Review…

Grace's easygoing indie delivers a somewhat more melancholy performance than its droll exterior initially suggests.

May 10, 2017 | Full Review…
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Audience Reviews for Folk Hero & Funny Guy

The film is a funny road trip drama that incorporates some of the funny character moments. Road Trip movies have the luxury of solving conflict and discovering yourself, most people do it in real life. The two leads are well cast and the film is full of fun support actors. The film never attempts to be a grand story and it hits the right beats by allowing the characters to be true. The music is really well done and adds further depth to the film, music can transcend a persons real feelings. The film has that dynamic between the two leads and most of the humour comes from their interactions. This was a nice surprise and one of the better indie films of 2017. 19-11-2017.

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