Mr. Saturday Night

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  • 1 hr 58 min
  • 5.9  (6,255)

Mr. Saturday Night is a 1992 American comedy-drama film directed by and starring Billy Crystal. The film is a poignant and engaging account of an aging, yet still ambitious comedian named Buddy Young Jr. (Crystal) who is struggling to come to terms with the fact that his glory days are behind him. Despite the fact that he has had a long and successful career in show business, he is now living in obscurity and is forced to perform in small, remote venues in front of disinterested audiences.

Throughout the film, Buddy Young Jr. reminisces about his career and the various highs and lows he has experienced over the years. The movie provides a fascinating insight into the world of stand-up comedy and the challenges that comedians face when trying to establish themselves in the industry. It also explores the complex relationships that exist between comedians and their families, as Buddy tries to balance his professional aspirations with his personal life.

The plot of the movie starts when Buddy is approached by a TV producer who is interested in creating a television special featuring himself and his old comedy partner, Stan (David Paymer). Stan is now a successful businessman who has left the world of show business behind, but because of Buddy's charm and charisma, they are able to put together a successful show which reignites Buddy's passion for comedy.

As the film progresses, Buddy experiences a number of ups and downs as he attempts to rebuild his career. He is forced to deal with the harsh realities of show business as he performs at small venues and is continually rejected by producers and network executives. Despite these setbacks, he remains dedicated to his craft and is determined to succeed.

One of the most interesting aspects of the film is the way that it explores the relationship between Buddy and his family. Throughout the movie, we see the impact that his work has had on his personal life, and the sacrifices that he has had to make in order to pursue his dreams. Buddy's wife, Elaine (Julie Warner), is portrayed as a loyal and supportive partner who is instrumental in helping him navigate the challenges of show business.

As the film moves towards its conclusion, we see Buddy finally achieve the success that he has been striving for. He is given his own television show, which is a huge success, and he is finally able to experience the adulation and respect that he has always craved. Despite this success, however, Buddy is still haunted by the ghosts of his past and the sacrifices that he has made along the way.

Overall, Mr. Saturday Night is an engaging and poignant account of the world of show business and the sacrifices that comedians make in order to succeed. It is a film that is both funny and moving, and it provides a unique insight into the lives of those who have dedicated themselves to entertaining others. Billy Crystal delivers a standout performance as Buddy Young Jr., and he is supported by David Paymer and Julie Warner, who both deliver impressive performances. The film is a must-watch for anyone who is interested in the world of stand-up comedy or who simply wants to enjoy a well-crafted and engaging movie.

Mr. Saturday Night is a comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 58 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.9.

Mr. Saturday Night
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    1 hr 58 min
  • IMDB Rating
    5.9  (6,255)