George Carlin's American Dream: Season 1

George Carlin's American Dream: Season 1

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This two-part documentary chronicles the life and work of the legendary comedian, tracking George Carlin’s rise to fame and opens an intimate window into Carlin’s personal life, including his childhood in New York City, his long struggle with drugs that took its toll on his health, his brushes with the law, his loving relationship with Brenda, his wife of 36 years, and his second marriage to Sally Wade. Intimate interviews with Carlin and Brenda’s daughter, Kelly Carlin, offer unique insight into her family’s story and her parents enduring love and partnership.

2022United States of AmericaRise Films, Apatow Productions, HBO Documentary Films
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George Carlin's American Dream: Season 1 | Reviews

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Four hours spent listening to George Carlin is four hours well-spent.

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Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Sun-Times

(The documentary) digs up a treasure trove of great performances and artifacts but doesn’t sugarcoat his problems.

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

It digs into Carlin’s personal life in a way that’s honestly moving, showing the big heart behind the persona that was often falsely perceived as misanthropic.

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CNN

CNN

George Carlin's American Dream finds the right words to capture the comedy icon...

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Paste

Paste

A comprehensive, if sometimes a little dry, look into Carlin’s life.

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Decider

Decider

It feels like an homage as well as a clarion call for any comedians working today...

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Time Magazine

Time Magazine

A clear-eyed portrait that also delivers lots of laughs.

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