I USED TO BE FUNNY – Review by Nadine Whitney

Rachel Sennott has comedy sewn into her core, but that doesn’t preclude her from giving a layered and honest dramatic performance. Her work in the film effortlessly moves from subtle, loud, hilarious, sarcastic, melancholic, frustrated, annoying, and fierce. “She’s traumatised, but she’s funny!” I Used to Be Funny is authentically heartbreaking and hilarious. A triumph for director Ally Pankiw, Rachel Sennott, and indie Canadian cinema.

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I USED TO BE FUNNY – Review by Clotilde Chinnici

Directed and written by Ally Pankiw, I Used To Be Funny is a promising and fascinating comedy-drama film. Sam (Rachel Sennott) is a stand-up comedian living in Toronto who picked up a job as a nanny to earn a living while continuing her career as a comedian. When the film starts, Sam is struggling with depression and PTSD that have put a stop to her career and impacted her life overall after Brooke (Olga Petsa), the young girl she used to nanny for, goes missing.

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