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For some people, the prim attitude which reigned supreme in the 1950s and 60s was nothing less than rank hypocrisy - and had to be challenged, even if that meant getting into trouble with the authorities along the way. Stand-up comedian Lenny Bruce was one of those people - a foul-mouthed, anti-establishment figure who many still consider a comic genius, but who is possibly even more famous for the boundary-pushing, taboo-busting nature of his routines, and the chaotic, destructive private life he had off-stage. Star Dustin Hoffman delivers a stunning performance as the troubled Bruce in this powerful biopic.
Documentary about legendary jazz musician Chet Baker, hailed as a genius in the 1950s but whose life descended into drugs and alcoholism.
16+ years 119 mins
Biopic about the ultimately tragic life of comedian Andy Kaufman, starring Jim Carrey in a performance which proved his talent as a serious actor.
14+ years 113 mins
Screwball comedy in which a man gives up his everyday life to join Latin American rebels, in a desperate attempt to impress his ex-girlfriend.
14+ years 78 mins
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