Tuesday, July 23, 2024

UPDATED Louis CK Has A New Movie and Critics Hate it, Sounds Worse Than “I Love You, Daddy”


I don’t how many people have seen Louis CK’s movie, “I Love You Daddy.” It was utter garbage, only available to critics and recalled before it opened because of the comedian’s MeToo accusations. Chloe Grace Moretz may have bought up all the copies available so no one can see it.

Now comes “Fourth of July,” directed by but not starring CK. And the critics who’ve seen it have panned it except for one (and I won’t get into that). So far it’s at 33% on Rotten Tomatoes but that number will drop if other reviewers get to see it.

UPDATE: It’s down to 22% and falling.

The two trades, Variety and the Hollywood Reporter, have panned it. So has the New York Times. Again, the only positive review is from the Wall Street Journal, where Joe Morgenstern has returned and been replaced by something not good.

“Fourth of July” is getting a limited, curated release in theaters that will take it, which are few and far between. The only theater playing it after its premiere tonight at the Beacon Theater is the Village on Second Avenue and 12th St. For a week.

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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