Lenny

"Good"

Lenny Review


This awkward biopic traces the troubled life of notorious comic Lenny Bruce, as embodied by Dustin Hoffman in a good but still Hoffmanesque performance. Bruce's material is still offensive, out-there, and difficult, but its timeliness (heavy on the evils of racial stereotyping and epithets) is starting to fade. Segregation? The Kennedy assassination? We're talking old school.

The mostly-narrative/partially-documentary-interview-style is awkward, and the black and white film stock makes Lenny feel much less real than he was. True stories demand color. Lenny Bruce, in particular, needs all the color he can get.



Lenny

Facts and Figures

Run time: 111 mins

In Theaters: Sunday 10th November 1974

Distributed by: Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

Production compaines: Marvin Worth Productions

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 3 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 100%
Fresh: 16

IMDB: 7.7 / 10

Cast & Crew

Director:

Producer:

Starring: as Lenny Bruce, as Honey Bruce, as Sally Marr, as Artie Silver, as Baltimore Comic, as Aunt Mema, Gary Morton as Sherman Hart, Guy Rennie as Jack Goldstein, Michele Yonge as Nurse, Kathryn Witt as Girl, Ted Sorel as New York Attorney, Richard O'Barry as Court Clerk, Monroe Myers as Hawaiin Judge, John DiSanti as John Santi

Also starring: ,

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