I Used to be Funny

Nominee
Grand Jury Award ~ Narrative Feature
South by Southwest
Sennott is perfectly cast, portraying Sam as simultaneously lifeless and hilarious with her default blasé attitude and dry-wit humor.

LAST CHANCE! Thu, Jun 20

I Used to be Funny

I Used To Be Funny is a dark dramedy that follows Sam Cowell (Rachel Sennott), an aspiring stand-up comedian and au pair struggling with PTSD, as she decides whether or not to join the search for Brooke (Olga Petsa), a missing teenage girl she used to nanny. The story exists between the present, where Sam tries to recover from her trauma and get back on stage, and the past, where memories of Brooke make it harder and harder to ignore the troubled teen’s sudden disappearance. Writer-director Ally Pankiw’s debut feature is both funny and heartbreaking in its honest and refreshing look at trauma and recovery, and how they affect the relationships and communities that shape us.
Not Rated
Genre
Comedy, Drama, Women and Film
Runtime
106
Language
English
Director
Ally Pankiw
Writer(s)
Ally Pankiw
Cast
Rachel Sennott, Olga Petsa, Sabrina Jalees, Caleb Hearon, Ennis Esmer, Dani Kind, Jason Jones
Awards:
Nominee, Grand Jury Award ~ Narrative Feature, South by Southwest
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