Enemies of Laughter
Enemies of Laughter (2003)

How does a man convince the woman he loves that attempting to make him the toast of Broadway could be a really bad idea? Paul Halpern (David Paymer) is a cynical, middle-aged comedy writer who primarily works in television. Paul once had… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: August 31, 2004
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Critic Score: 57% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

An all too apt title for a would-be comedy in which everyone in it and everything about it seems willfully designed to be unfunny.

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Eric Campos
Film Threat

Pretty ballsy of the filmmakers to go with the title "Enemies of Laughter," seeing that it's a comedy.

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Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
L.A. Weekly

Paymer has developed a sort of practiced gravitational pull, and his easy confidence, enhanced by eyes that can only be described as soulful, elevates his character from a flat Woody Allen wannabe to a fully realized human being.

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Brent Simon
Entertainment Today

A small, delightful indie flick with a singular voice and spry wit. Rarely is a title so willfully far from accurate.

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Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com

If Paymer and Chao had any chemistry together we might be more interested in their budding romance

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E! Online

This slow, stilted comedy just sits there and whines... kind of like its lead.

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