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An inside view of the post-Seinfeld life of Jerry Seinfeld. Neither a concert film, nor a biographical documentary, film examines the birth of a comedy act and offers a window into the details of backstage life and the challenge of making people laugh. Seinfeld is revealed in ways no one has seen before: struggling with difficult material; confronting self-doubt; accepting the help of friends and colleagues, simply as another comedian trying to put together an act. On stage, Seinfeld talks about marriage, recalls his time as the country's most eligible bachelor and offers new perspectives… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 76%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"What it does well is place viewers at the heart of the frustration of failure, of the silence during pre-show strolls to get one's mind focused, of the genesis of a promising joke."
‑ Bob Longino, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"Seinfeld, dogged by self-doubt and clearly struggling at times, comes up with some fairly funny material."
‑ Bill Muller, Arizona Republic
"Um olhar fascinante sobre os bastidores da comédia stand-up."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"Being funny is serious business."
‑ Linda Cook, Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
"Comedian never comes full circle with the intimate details surrounding the personal life of Jerry Seinfeld. The real romanticism is about a man and his love affair with one main dancing partner-the companion called comedy."
‑ Frank Ochieng,
"Charles did a great job of catching Seinfeld with his guard down, or what passes for unguarded for this most guarded of celebrities."
‑ Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel
"What begins as an indulgent vanity piece (Seinfeld was a producer of the film) ends up as a fascinating portrait of creativity at its most compulsive."
‑ Ann Hornaday, Washington Post
"It's both endlessly intriguing and side-splittingly funny."
‑ David Cornelius,
"Choppy editing and too many repetitive scenes spoil what could have been an important documentary about stand-up comedy."
‑ Betty Jo Tucker, ReelTalk Movie Reviews
"You might be shocked to discover that Seinfeld's real life is boring."
‑ Audrey Rock-Richardson, Tooele Transcript-Bulletin (Utah)
"Demonstrates that even good comics aren't especially interesting when caught offstage."
‑ Robert Denerstein, Denver Rocky Mountain News
"A penetrating glimpse into the tissue-thin ego of the stand-up comic."
‑ Geoff Pevere, Toronto Star
"Think sausage. It's gristly, filled with fat, and even if you like standup comedy, you might not want to see it done."
‑ Mark Robison, Reno Gazette-Journal
"Digital-video documentary about stand-up comedians is a great glimpse into a very different world."
‑ James Rocchi, Netflix
"It doesn't have a narrative arc so much as it sips from the snifter of the life of a comedian, but that does not detract from its interest one bit."
‑ Karina Montgomery, Cinerina
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