Punchline
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Sally Field goes the Roseanne route in Punchline. Field plays a housewife and mother who suddenly develops the urge to be a comedienne. Her comic instincts are on target, but her timing and delivery stinks. Tom Hanks, a stand-up comic with a few years' experience under his belt, offers to teach Field the ropes. As they get to know each other, Hanks and Field begin to pick up on each other's shortcomings; though Hanks has far more talent than Field, for example, he has a positively ruinous habit of expressing his deep-down dislike of everyone else in the world, and this frequently… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 50%

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"Unfunny, at times morose, comedy-drama about standup comics."
‑ Steve Crum, Video-Reviewmaster.com
"A movie that engages us with its distinctive blend of humor and heartbreak"
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"Enjoyable thanks to three fantastic performances, a handful of fairly amusing moments, and an interesting glimpse behind the scenes of the stand-up comedy industry."
‑ Scott Weinberg, Apollo Guide
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