Throw your three-act structure out the window, deep six traditional character development, and cast your coherent narrative to the wind because director Rick Alverson’s The Comedy
may be one of the most challenging, unconventional films of the year. But just because Alverson and company choose not to tell their story in a straightforward manner, don’t think they’ve got nothing to say. For those possessing the patience and fortitude to endure a film punctuated by extended moments of awkward silence, impenetrable characters, and the occasional flash of absurdist humor, The Comedy
offers an acutely perceptive meditation on privileged, post-ironic culture. ...