Parents' Guide to

Road Hard

By Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Cynical look at showbiz is really crude but has some laughs.

Movie NR 2015 98 minutes
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With help from co-writer and co-director Kevin Hench, Carolla clearly created this crude comedy based on his own trials and tribulations in show business. This insider information -- and the emotions connected to it -- make the movie's world seem genuine, even as the ridiculous and annoying parts of it spur on Bruce's aggressive, acid humor. No moment of absurd behavior is allowed to pass by without comment.

Yet the character is very often unsympathetic; he loudly and frequently complains about his fate, which isn't all that bad (a character points out that he still earns in one night what it will take office workers four months to make), and he routinely fails to take steps to improve his lot. In the similar movies Sleepwalk with Me and Obvious Child, the central comedian creators seemed to have something to say, but Carolla disappointingly wraps things up with a rather conventional romantic happy ending. Still, Road Hard has enough spiky moments to make it worth a watch.

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