Folk Hero & Funny Guy
1h28m | Directed by Jeff Grace | USA | Comedy
Tribeca Film Festival — Best U.S. Narrative Feature nominee
Napa Valley Film Fest — Best Ensemble Cast
Struggling comedian Paul Scott (Alex Karpovsky) is invited to open for his successful rocker buddy, Jason Black (Wyatt Russell), on Jason’s tour from Boston to Atlanta. Jason hopes the trip will help Paul get his ‘mojo back’ after being dumped by his fiance. The misadventures begin as the pair set off on the road, picking up a new act, Bryn (Meredith Hagner) along the way. But their long-standing friendship is tested when Jason reveals an ulterior motive behind the tour. With David Cross, Michael Ian Black, Hannah Simone, Melanie Lynskey, and Heather Morris along for the ride, Folk Hero & Funny Guy is a music-infused spin on the road-trip buddy comedy. (c) Gravitas Ventures
Folk Hero & Funny Guy is an amiable road movie powered by great music. But it’s much more than just that.
Katie Walsh | The Playlist | Full review
The kind of road movie that relies less on incident than on the chemistry between the guys in the car.
John DeFore | Hollywood Reporter | Full review
Writer/director Jeff Grace’s comedy/drama is lifted by the likability and charisma of his leads and the gentleness of his charming screenplay.
Jason Bailey | Flavorwire | Full review