The Bitter Buddha
The Bitter Buddha (2013)

The Documentary takes an unconventional journey with a true "comic's comic". For a few decades, Eddie Pepitone has proven to be a startling force in the alt-comedy scene. Within "The Bitter Buddha" we follow Eddie as… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: February 15, 2013
DVD Release Date: July 22, 2013
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune

The film succeeds in reflecting the weird sweetness in Pepitone.

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

The film's unvarying lack of drama or direction can be wearing, but the schlubby originality of its subject fully repays the longueurs.

Ron Wilkinson
Monsters and Critics

Half successful standup comic Eddie Pepitone expands the screen from stage to life as he lives his part 24 hours a day.

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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

This loving portrait of the angst-ridden comedian should well lift his profile.

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Joe Leydon

By turns robustly amusing and wistfully melancholy.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

An enjoyable lighthearted watch about someone you want to root for to succeed.

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Katie Walsh
The Playlist

This is a portrait of an interesting and endearing misanthrope, but someone who we all know lives inside of us. Eddie's just more willing to put it all out there, to express that existential angst most modern people experience.

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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times

Eddie Pepitone, perhaps the funniest stand-up comedian you've never heard of, gets a deserving close-up in the amusing, freewheeling documentary "The Bitter Buddha."

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Brent Simon
Shared Darkness

Forget the tears of a clown as it pertains to inner psychology of a comedian -- what about the rage of a clown? That's the principal focus of The Bitter Buddha, a doc that's too polite and removed.

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