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Mr. Saturday Night
Mr Saturday Night
Actors: Sage Allen, Julius Branca, Josh Byrne, Ben Diskin, Kay Freeman
Genres: Comedy, Drama
R     1998     1hr 59min

Billy Crystal co-wrote, directed, and starred in this ambitious 1992 comedy-drama about an aged comedian named Buddy Young Jr., whose foul attitude and poor judgment have a strongly negative effect on his career and the pe...  more »
     
     

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Actors: Sage Allen, Julius Branca, Josh Byrne, Ben Diskin, Kay Freeman
Genres: Comedy, Drama
Sub-Genres: Stand-Up, Ron Howard, Drama
Studio: Polygram Video
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 12/08/1998
Original Release Date: 09/23/1992
Theatrical Release Date: 09/23/1992
Release Year: 1998
Run Time: 1hr 59min
Screens: Color,Full Screen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 2
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English
Subtitles: French
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Movie Reviews

Fantastic!
alanc@bournemouth-net.co.uk | Bournemouth, UK | 02/25/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Truly an outstanding performance by Billy Crystal that deserved an Oscar. A fantastic movie that moved me greatly. This film is virtually unknown in the UK but got a screening on an English cable channel and I enjoyed it so much and I just had to buy the DVD. Billy Crystal is superb in the lead role. I had never seen, nor heard of, Mr Crystal prior to viewing this movie so I was able to judge him purely by this movie - outstanding!"
Tremendously Moving Performance
ConBrio | Switzerland | 11/10/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Poignant and moving--a transformational performance by Billy Crystal who gives such a finely nuanced performance of such depth that the movie has stayed with me for years. This isn't about a comdeian per se, its about somebody who realises that they have just missed the boat, felt that they were naturally entitled to be on the boat, and have to deal with that sense of life's betrayal. Crystal stops being just a funny man, and shows himself to be deeply sensitive and actually -- very deep. Disappointed viewers were looking for comic fluff, and when they got a sophisticated performance of a difficult man, they expressed their shock by rating the film badly."
Undiscovered masterpiece
Howard Shapiro | Austin, Texas United States | 10/11/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Why this film has yet to be considered a masterpiece is beyond me. I suspect it may be considered "too Jewish." Nevertheless, it is completely accessible to any adult audience and Billy Crystal has created a character, Buddy Young, Jr., who is truly unforgetable. Buddy is a brilliant comedian who, like Jerry Lewis, Buddy Hackett, and countless other comics jumps from the Catskills and Vegas to one of television's highest rated shows. But Buddy is flawed and his loses his show. And that's where the story truly begins. A poignant story that explores the conflicts between career ambitions and family relationships--and yet will make you howl with laughter--will make you wish to see it again and again."
A forgotten masterpiece
ConBrio | 03/06/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Something really rare in these days of disposable pop culture film. It's hilariously funny, poignant without being maudlin, and pulls off the hardest trick there is; namely, the drama works and the comedy works. This was truly an oscar winning effort that got ignored."