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The Bitter Buddha

  NR HD Closed Captioning

Steven Feinartz

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Plot Summary

Featuring Zach Galifianakis, Sarah Silverman, Patton Oswalt & many more! Eddie Pepitone is "The Bitter Buddha," a man at war with himself. This humorous documentary takes an unconventional look at an unconventional man as he struggles with his career, his past and the world around him. Original animation, stand-up comedy and engaging interviews with Patton Oswalt, Sarah Silverman, Marc Maron and others help us gain insight into the life of a beloved career comedian known as "the guitarist that all the other guitarists go to see." As one of the best-kept secrets in the comedy scene, Pepitone is documented in this unhinged portrait of creativity, enlightenment and rage.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 16
  • Fresh: 15
  • Rotten: 1
  • Average Rating: 6.9/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: The film's unvarying lack of drama or direction can be wearing, but the schlubby originality of its subject fully repays the longueurs. – Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times, Mar 7, 2013

Fresh: By turns robustly amusing and wistfully melancholy. – Joe Leydon, Variety, Feb 22, 2013

Fresh: Eddie Pepitone, perhaps the funniest stand-up comedian you've never heard of, gets a deserving close-up in the amusing, freewheeling documentary "The Bitter Buddha." – Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times, Feb 15, 2013

Fresh: This loving portrait of the angst-ridden comedian should well lift his profile. – Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter, Mar 13, 2013

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Customer Reviews

Pepitone Shines

Wonderfully honest doc about one of my favorite comics. Bravo to Feinartz for capturing Eddie's essence in such full, soulful dimension.

Great Movie! Eddie is hilarious

Just a matter of time before everyone else finds out how funny Eddie is. Great movie, classic story of chasing your dreams despite all the people who tell you, you are crazy-as if crazy is a bad thing.

Phenomenal Comedy Doc

Saw this on the festival circuit, its hysterical, its touching and its interesting, really recommended!

The Bitter Buddha
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  • $14.99
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Released: 2013

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