Women Aren't Funny

2014

Comedy / Documentary

IMDb Rating 5.5/10 10 566 566

Top cast

Amy Schumer as Self
Rita Rudner as Self
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716.37 MB
1280*720
English 2.0
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23.976 fps
1 hr 18 min
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1.3 GB
1920*1080
English 2.0
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23.976 fps
1 hr 18 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by gavin6942 5 / 10

Had So Much More Potential

Comedian Bonnie McFarlane dons her investigative journalist's hat to find out once and for all if women are funny and report her unbiased findings in what some are calling the most important documentary of our generation.

Apparently, this all started when Christopher Hitchens wrote an editorial called "Why Women Aren't Funny". Unfortunately, he died and can no longer discuss his thoughts.

Early on, it seems like most of the male comedians interviewed seem to think there is a lack of funny women. One guy does say with so many male comics, there are probably more unfunny male comics than all women combined. That makes sense. Maybe women are just as funny, but there are fewer examples...

Calling this a "cocumentary" was a bad idea. In fact, the whole segment with the radio show seems pointless and the husband could be cut out entirely, too. Explore your topic rather than padding 30 minutes of material with fluff.

But, really, are women funny? This may ultimately be subjective. Men probably do not find women funny who base their standup on their kids. Which, sadly, seems to be the case. But women who tread into more traditionally male territory, like Sarah Silverman and Amy Schumer, are drop dead hilarious.

More importantly: Is Maria Bamford funny? No.

Reviewed by c-elizabeth-hammon 2 / 10

doesn't do female comics any favors

It's a pretty lame documentary. Im actually surprised it got made in the end. Nothing is learned, nothing is gained. many popular female comics are completely absent and/or never even mentioned (rosanne, whoopi, Kathy griffin, more) It's totally self indulgent. I'm not even sure if there was a single redeeming clip in the entire thing. Every time she got close to having an interesting interview it ended up turning silly. She had golden opportunities with some really great people, like Joan Rivers & Wanda Sykes, but she didn't capitalize on the fact that she had them sitting right across from her. Those parts were too short and the parts with her acting dumb were too long. Its just a mess. I liked Bonnie mcfarlane before I watched this and it actually made my opinion of her go down.

Reviewed by Neil-238-599054 5 / 10

More Rich Vos is never the answer

It's a shame Ms. Mcfarlane chose to half-a** it. The myth of unfunny women could have been interesting. But she didn't explore the history of women in comedy or perhaps the psychological reasoning why women don't prefer women comics. You could have had a few panel discussions. And more Rich Vos is never the answer. And no Kathy Griffin? Odd.

She lacked confidence through the film and made it way more personal than it needed to be. And if she wanted to go that route why not talk about how she broke in and what her family/friends thought about it. And were they barriers? It's also strange that four of the five writers for the movie are men. Can't help a sister out? But the interviews are still fun and worth a few laughs

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