Manny Lewis online movie review - Enjoyable, would recommend, done well
The film was done very well, considering that sometimes, lower Australian production values can impact certain areas of the film, with this film, no such issues.
It was an interesting film that told an interesting story about a stand up comedian, and I believe it was done in such a way that it adds some perspective to the fact that our favourite comedians are people too, and that a lot of the humour in our lives comes at laughing at the expense of others, and often with stand up comedians, at themselves. This is a message that is hammered home throughout, and was overall, very heartwarmingly told.
The acting was superb, and the dialogue was hilarious, a few subtle jokes for fans of Carl's stand up. Though it told a real and good story, it was still executed very comedically and was very funny. Though the story may in some cases appear to have some clichéd elements to it (the loss of the 10th star in my opinion), that would be up to an individual viewer to determine, and for others I watched the film with, they found it no issue, and sometimes were surprised, expecting clichés in some places.
Overall, well worth a watch, not only for fans of Carl Barron, but because it is quite a funny movie.