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Ode to Joy (2019)

R | | Comedy | 9 August 2019 (USA)
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Charlie has a neurological disorder so strong emotions, especially joy, make him faint. He lives with his brother. Working as librarian gives him a quiet environment but then Francesca enters the library and his life.

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Jason Winer

Writers:

Max Werner, Chris Higgins (inspired by a story on WBEZ Chicago's "This American Life" by)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Morena Baccarin ... Francesca
Melissa Rauch ... Bethany
Martin Freeman ... Charlie
Jake Lacy ... Cooper
Shannon Woodward ... Liza
Jane Curtin ... Aunt Sylvia
Jackie Seiden ... Jan
Ellis Rubin ... Victor
Adam Shapiro ... Marvin
Tyler Bourke ... Frederick
Ed Herbstman
Alex Perez ... Wedding Photographer
Jason Altman ... Mad Banker
dL Sams ... Tearful Wife
Ravi Cabot-Conyers ... Deangelo
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Storyline

Charlie suffers from cataplexy, a symptom of narcolepsy that causes sudden bouts of paralysis whenever he experiences strong emotions -- in particular, joy. He develops a variety of techniques to deny himself too much pleasure and happiness, but they're put to the ultimate test when he falls in love.

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He's never been happier. And that's the problem.

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Comedy

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Rated R for some language and sexual references | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 August 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ode to Joy See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,568, 11 August 2019

Gross USA:

$17,303

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$22,594
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Trivia

This story is loosely based on act 3 of episode 409 of "This American Life" radio program hosted by Ira Glass. See more »

Goofs

During Marvin and Liza's wedding, when Charlie starts falling, he is beside Cooper and in the next shot, he comes in front of Liza. See more »

Quotes

Charlie: I know it's fun but there's more to life than fun, you know.
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that phantom of the opera skit
9 August 2019 | by ok-patrickSee all my reviews

-the world shall know compassion to me -oh terrible creature of darkness what kind of life have you known

Despite widespread triggers from the afflicted, there is guilty comedic pleasure in the situations depicted with a heartwarming overall tone.

Quality romcoms, even with a serious diagnosis as this, are hard to get by nowadays. Definitely have a go at it.


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