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You Must Be Joking

USA | 2014 | 91 minutes | Jake Wilson

Barb is an aimless, confrontational 27-year-old paralegal in this edgy comedy of reinvention. Sas Goldberg gives a frenetic, biting performance as a listless woman inspired by her childhood best friend, a ballet dancer, to pick up her long-shelved passion for standup comedy.

May 23, 2014
AMC Pacific Place 11  
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May 24, 2014
AMC Pacific Place 11  
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Barb Schwartz (comedienne and writer Sas Goldberg) is stuck in a rut. She suffers a dead-end job as a paralegal, her overbearing mother and sister constantly nag and brag, and she lives her single life in a Roosevelt Island studio apartment watching TV. But after reconnecting with her spirited and feisty childhood friend, Billy (writer-director Jake Wilson), Barb finds the sudden determination to pursue the thing she’s loved all her life: comedy. In this funny and offbeat film about rediscovery, Wilson and Goldberg have made a unique and biting buddy picture about realizing that it’s never too late to change life’s course. Featuring a painfully authentic and endearing look into the New York improv scene, You Must Be Joking is a gut-busting and warm comedy with no shortage of emotional outbursts, awkward office dynamics, and dysfunctional families. Wilson’s and Goldberg’s talents create more than just laughs—their stellar chemistry, perfect timing, and offbeat and subversive humor are star-making. You Must Be Joking is an original and feel-good comedy that asks the question: what makes you so happy you giggle?

Director Biography

Jake Wilson is the creator of the groundbreaking musical web series "The Battery's Down." He has created and produced television shows for MTV, USA, Bravo, and OWN. Since the series finale, Jake’s musical shorts have been covered everywhere from The New York Times to “Tosh.0." Jake is a proud graduate of the University of Michigan.

Sponsored by Ingeniux

Director: Jake Wilson
Principal Cast: Sas Goldberg, Jake Wilson, Margaret Colin, Hannibal Buress, James Wolk
Premier Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2014
Running Time: 91 minutes
Producer: Sas Goldberg, Jake Wilson, Sirad Balducci, Kevin Iwashina
Screenplay: Sas Goldberg, Jake Wilson
Cinematographers: Jan Reichle
Editors: Alexander Hammer
Music: Adam Wachter
Website: Official Film Website
Filmography: Debut Feature Film
Language: English
Format: HDCAM
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