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Folk Hero & Funny Guy

HD   NR Closed Captioning

Jeff Grace

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About the Movie

The worlds of stand-up comedy and indie rock collide in the Tribeca Film Festival breakout hit Pitchfork calls “a joy to join.” Struggling comedian Paul Scott (Girls’ Alex Karpovsky) is invited to open for his successful rocker buddy, Jason Black (22 Jump Street's Wyatt Russell), on his solo acoustic tour from Boston to Atlanta. Jason hopes the trip will help Paul get his 'mojo back' after being dumped by his fiance. The misadventures begin as the pair set off on the road, picking up a new act, Bryn (Search Party’s Meredith Hagner) along the way. But their long standing friendship is tested when Jason reveals an ulterior motive behind the tour. Joined by David Cross (Arrested Development), Michael Ian Black (Wet Hot American Summer), Hannah Simone (New Girl), Melanie Lynskey (Up In The Air) and Heather Morris (Glee), Folk Hero & Funny Guy is a music-infused spin on the road-trip buddy comedy.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 20
  • Fresh: 16
  • Rotten: 4
  • Average Rating: 6.2/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: What do you get if you make a movie about an aimless, unpleasant road trip? Good guess. For verification, see "Folk Hero & Funny Guy." – Neil Genzlinger, New York Times, May 11, 2017

Fresh: Grace's easygoing indie delivers a somewhat more melancholy performance than its droll exterior initially suggests. – Nick Schager, Variety, May 10, 2017

Fresh: "Folk Hero & Funny Guy" is the kind of road trip movie where it's a pleasure to ride shotgun. – Glenn Whipp, Los Angeles Times, May 11, 2017

Fresh: The kind of road movie that relies less on incident than on the chemistry between the guys in the car. – John DeFore, Hollywood Reporter, Apr 27, 2016

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Customer Reviews

Filled with heart and truth

A story about finding your true self, Folk Hero and Funny Guy gives an honest, smart, and humorous look at finding a path in the world when you feel like you've been lost.

Great movie!

I like the twists and turns. I like movies I can't figure out in advance. I'm impressed how they sing live in the movie and you hear all the little imperfections versus standard movie play over stuff.

Folk Hero & Funny Guy
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  • $12.99
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Released: 2017

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