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

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: August 1, 2003
DVD Release Date: August 31, 2004
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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.

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

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

E! Online

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

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