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“Hilarious, oddly moving… it’s amazing.”
“Shines the spotlight on… a comic dynamo who hasn’t lost his edge.”
-JASON NEWMAN, ROLLING STONE
“Every couple should see this. It’s not what you expect at all and is weirdly inspiring. I loved this.”
“Remarkable, fascinating, totally unexpected.”
-JOE MCGOVERN, ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY
“Unveils [Gilbert’s] understated off-stage persona, and his real voice.
-JON BLISTEIN, ROLLING STONE
“Reveals the soft-spoken man behind the big mouth.”
-JOSHUA ROTHKOPF, TIME OUT NEW YORK
“The sweetest, filthiest movie I’ve ever seen.”
“This film is absolutely beautiful. I laughed and literally cried.”
“This film is such a brilliantly amazing surprise. I have always loved Gilbert Gottfried’s comedy. Now this film will make everyone love the man.”
“This film is a hilarious, humanizing and shockingly intimate portrait of a comedian we all previously thought unknowable.”
About the Film…
Legendary comedian Gilbert Gottfried has had quite the career. Rocketing to fame in the 1980s, he was thrust into the public consciousness almost immediately thanks to his brash personality, unique worldview, and off-kilter comic timing. Now, foul-mouthed and unapologetic after decades of flying solo in both his work and in his personal life, Gilbert has shockingly reinvented himself…as a family man.
Director Neil Berkeley’s Gilbert reveals an unexpected side to the iconic comedian. The film peeks behind the larger-than-life
persona at a more personal story about growing up in Brooklyn and becoming a husband and father late in life. Gottfried’s singular outlook on life and his ability to bring humor to even the darkest situations has, at times, gotten him into trouble. Still he soldiers on, an expert craftsman at bringing his audience to the edge (and sometimes pushing them over). Gilbert strips the comedic character away to reveal the man behind it. Berkeley allows the audience an intimate — even vulnerable — view of Gottfried out of character.
Meet the Filmmakers…