They're Out of the Business

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  • NR
  • 2011
  • 1 hr 29 min
  • 5.7  (103)

They're Out of the Business is a 2011 comedy film directed by Eric Schaeffer and stars Eric Schaeffer, Donal Lardner Ward, and Ian Azumosir. The film follows two friends, Ronnie (Eric Schaeffer) and David (Donal Lardner Ward), who used to be successful comedy writers in Hollywood. However, after a falling out and a series of unfortunate events, they find themselves out of the business and stuck in a rut.

Ronnie is a bitter, washed-up writer who spends his days drinking and sleeping around. David, on the other hand, has settled down with a family and is working a dead-end job. When Ronnie shows up at David's doorstep with a plan to get back into the comedy game, David is hesitant but ultimately decides to help his friend.

The plan? To create a fake talk show which would showcase a fictional celebrity guest, played by Ian Azumosir. The two set up their operation in David's basement and start recording episodes. Their fake show quickly gains popularity online, and they start to attract attention from industry insiders.

However, things quickly spiral out of control as the two struggle to keep up the charade. Ronnie's drinking and womanizing habits continue to get in the way, and David's family starts to become suspicious of his behavior. Meanwhile, some shady characters from Ronnie's past reappear, and the two are forced to confront their demons and face the consequences of their actions.

The film's humor is very self-aware – poking fun at the stereotypes and clichés of Hollywood and the entertainment industry. The chemistry between Schaeffer and Ward is undeniable, and their banter throughout the film adds depth to their characters' long-standing relationship.

Despite its light-hearted tone, the movie touches on deeper themes of friendship, betrayal, and redemption. The characters' flaws and struggles are relatable and realistic, making their journey all the more compelling.

Overall, They're Out of the Business is a fun and quirky comedy that offers a glimpse into the behind-the-scenes world of Hollywood. Its unique premise and witty humor make it an entertaining watch for anyone who enjoys a good laugh.

They're Out of the Business is a 2011 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 29 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.7.

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    5.7  (103)