Everyone deserves second chances and Standing Up, Falling Down is all about those chances. The film stars Billy Crystal in a rare feature film appearance and Ben Scwhatrz aka the voice of Sonic.
It feels weird actually mentioning Crystal in a cinematic role as much as it’s to ask why he’s not hosting the Oscars. The film premiered at 2019 Tribeca Film Festival which picked up some great reviews. All thanks to Crystal and Schwartz making this indie a worthwhile look.
The film tells the tale of Scott (Schwartz) who has been chasing his dream to be a stand up comedian. After several years of trying he’s crashed and burned. His life is falling apart but on a night out he meets Marty (Crystal), with has his own regrets. Could they both help each other rise again?
Ahead of the film’s UK release next month, Signature Entertainment have released the UK Trailer…
Failure is a bitter pill to swallow in Standing Up, Falling Down. Aspiring stand-up comic Scott (Ben Schwartz) has given Los Angeles his best shot. Now, the 30-something flop drags himself back to New York, the same old bedroom in his parents’ house and friends who have moved on with their lives. Drowning his sorrows, he meets dermatologist Marty (Billy Crystal), an irrepressible barfly who has known his own share of failures.
Their friendship is the basis of a funny, warmhearted debut from director Matt Ratner who secures knockout performances from the two main stars..
The film also stars Eloise Mumford, Grace Gummer, Nate Corddry, Debra Monk, and Kevin Dunn. The also marks the feature length directorial debut for Matt Ratner.
Standing Up, Falling Down will be yours to own from 30th March. However fancy watching this on the big screen? The is making it’s UK Premiere at Glasgow Film Festival on 1st and 2nd March. [More Info/Book Tickets].Powered by Sidelines