Standing Up, Falling Down (2019)

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Standing Up, Falling Down: Directed by Matt Ratner. With Billy Crystal, Ben Schwartz, Grace Gummer, Eloise Mumford. The unlikely friendship that kindles between a struggling stand-up comedian from L.A., forced to move back home with his tail between his legs, and a tragically flawed, but charming and charismatic, alcoholic dermatologist.

“Scott Rollins (Ben Schwartz) has returned to his Long Island family home after four years of failed standup attempts in L.A. He joins his younger sister Megan (Grace Gummer) as too old to still live with mom and dad. He finds dermatologist Marty (Billy Crystal) peeing in the sink and befriends the troubled elder. He reconnects with married ex Becky (Eloise Mumford).u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eScott is a bit sad and not too funny. The same goes for this movie. Itu0026#39;s a very familiar story. There isnu0026#39;t much plot. The best relationship is probably Schwartz and Gummer. Quite frankly, it may be interesting to try them in a traditional rom-com. They have a good banter together. As for Schwartz and Crystal, I expected more comedic power. Both are essentially playing sad characters and that drains some of the energy out of their partnership. It seems that everything is toned down a bit including Scottu0026#39;s standup comedy and that keeps the movie at a low simmer.”


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