In 2012, Tig Notaro performed one of the most talked about stand-up comedy sets of all time, opening with the announcement that she had been diagnosed with cancer. This diagnosis came soon after the death of Notaro's mother, a one-two punch that could easily derail any happy life.
Take This Waltz is most successful if viewed as an accurate (yet flawed) character study of a depressed girl in the ass-end of her 20's. I think the word girl could even be replaced with person. Men go through similar phases in their lives but, writer/ director Sarah Polley concentrates only on Margot (Michelle Williams).
If you're like me (and I know some of you are), you love to seek out comedy wherever you can. It's the main reason why I watch so much late night television -- it's a great place to see great comedy every night. And while you'll (usually) get great comedy from the shows' hosts and their writers, we're really lucky when a stand-up comedian performs.
Here we are, nearly four months into 2006, and as a movie critic and entertainment writer something has been bugging me: the downright lack of good movies.