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'On The Count of Three:' Biting Dark Comedy Elevates Nasty Premise With Inspired Film Work

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> 'On The Count of Three:' Biting Dark Comedy Elevates Nasty Premise With Inspired Film Work

In the list of 2022 movies you can watch from home, the recent directorial debut of comedian Jerrod Carmichael stands out as an underrated highlight. On The Count of Three did not make much of a box office splash, but its release on VOD and Sundance showing garnered some great reviews and word of mouth popularity. Here's all the necessary info about this interesting new movie.

Premise of 'On The Count of Three'

Two friends spend their last day on a road trip, at the end of which they plan on fulfilling a suicide pact.

Cast

  • Jerrod Carmichael

  • Christopher Abbott

  • Tiffany Haddish

  • J. B. Smoove

  • Lavell Crawford

  • Henry Winkler

Jerrod Carmichael and the Art of Uncomfortable Comedy

For anyone who has seen Carmichael's standup specials or NBC show, the familiarity with his brand of humor remains unchanged. Similar to the way Carmichael's HBO special was essentially a test for the audience's own ambivalence to the horrors of modern life, On The Count of Three proves the significance in the value of average people's lives. If that seems like a rocky ground to start a comedy, fear not: Carmichael acts and directs with enough sensitivity that the drama and comedy are equally successful. It is certainly not the easiest movie to watch, but On The Count of Three is an impressive craft for a debuting director nonetheless.

For anyone who has seen Carmichael's standup specials or NBC show, the familiarity with his brand of humor remains unchanged. Similar to the way Carmichael's HBO special was essentially a test for the audience's own ambivalence to the horrors of modern life, On The Count of Three proves the significance in the value of average people's lives. If that seems like a rocky ground to start a comedy, fear not: Carmichael acts and directs with enough sensitivity that the drama and comedy are equally successful. It is certainly not the easiest movie to watch, but On The Count of Three is an impressive craft for a debuting director nonetheless.

Rating: 8/10

★★★★★★★★☆☆

Where to Watch 'On The Count of Three'

On The Count of Three is available on video=on-demand only at the moment, with the prices for everything going down in upcoming weeks. No word yet on its availability on streaming services.

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