Film #357: JIM BREUER: MORE THAN ME
Jim Breuer: More than Me
3 out of 5 stars
In a surprising turn, comedian Jim Breuer delivers a tour documentary like no other. Instead of the usual tour bus shenanigans and heavily edited concert footage, Breuer shows remarkable candor as he documents taking his 84 year old father out on tour with him. His dad, obviously getting older and exhibiting all that that entails, has always been a mystery to the comedian, so the film becomes not only a concert film, but also a frank examination of what it means to grow old. Heady stuff coming from “Goat Boy.” Again, remarkable in its honesty, the film is sometimes just hard to watch (the bathroom keeps coming up), but, in the end, it is well worth renting. My one complaint is that for a comedy tour, there is precious little comedy shown. I mean, the viewer literally gets only flashes and punch lines. The laughs would have been a nice counterpoint to the drama. That said, MORE THAN ME is a pretty extraordinary film.