Quickie: Martin Scorsese’s The King of Comedy (1982)

It’s tough being a celebrity, and it’s even tougher being a fan. 

The King of Comedy is possibly the finest character study about an individual who craves a celebrity status. It dabbles with obsession, daydreaming, retribution, expectations, and the subliminal consequences that come with these notions. I think if there’s anything we should learn from this intuitive film, it’s that, you should never strive to be your muse. Strive to be something different and not just someone who’s famous; none of that copy-and-paste, miracle rubbish.

Wait, one last precept: legitimately do the activities you want to do as a career in public. Like, if you want to be a comedian, don’t just practice in your mom’s apartment building until your 34-years-old. Perform at clubs; start at the bottom and work your way up! Like a wise man (Shia LaBeouf) once said, “Just do it!”

Verdict: A-

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“The King of Comedy” is now available to stream on Vudu, YouTube, Amazon Prime, iTunes, and Google Play.

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