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Celebrated playwright, Harold Blumenthal, has passed away after succumbing to cardiac arrest while laughing at his own joke. Now, Harold's estranged and jealous brother, Saul, must confront his personal hang-ups to deliver himself from an epic bout of constipation. Meanwhile, Saul's wife Cheryl and son Ethan must grapple with their own personal obstacles through a set of circumstances so improbably ironic they might as well have been lifted from one of Harold's plays. (c) Official Site

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 50%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Fisher is a fine actor, but his movie is entirely derivative."
‑ Drew Hunt, Chicago Reader
"Sharp yet overdetermined, "Blumenthal" doesn't breathe naturally - it's a comedy in a box. Just not a box that everyone will want to open."
‑ Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times
"Heralding the arrival of Seth Fisher as a voice to watch, Blumenthal is much like its characters: a frankly funny and original piece of work."
‑ Katie Walsh, The Playlist
"Not all of Fisher's debut feature works, but when it does the results are lacerating, hilarious, and surprisingly forgiving."
‑ Ty Burr, Boston Globe
"Let's see what Fisher does next."
‑ Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News
"Though a missed opportunity, Blumenthal contains bits and pieces to savor."
‑ Eric Monder, Film Journal International
"A limp facsimile of a Woody Allen ensembler set in a familiar world of New York Jewish intellectuals - minus only the wit, and the intellect."
‑ Scott Foundas, Variety
"Fisher's filmmaking, aside from a couple scenes ... that are nicely composed in long-take two-shots, is too consistently flat to make the material spark."
‑ Nick Schager, Village Voice
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