Film Series: Funny Business Documentaries - Exporting Raymond
Denver Public Library’s Film Series has put together a mini-collection of docs that explore the world of comedy entertainment. Documentary films are often funny accidentally, these are no exception – but they also chronicle the world of professional comedy and comedy writing. It’s serious fun to watch other people try to be funny, with varying levels of success!
Exporting Raymond (2010)
Follow Phil Rosenthal, creator of the hit TV series 'Everybody Loves Raymond,' in this incredibly funny true story of the attempt to translate 'Raymond' into a Russian sitcom. A hilarious, warm and intimate journey of one man, considered an expert in his country, who travels to a distant land to help people that don't seem to want his help. Lost in Moscow, lost in his mission, lost in translation, Phil tries to connect to his Russian colleagues but runs into unique characters and situations that conspire to drive him insane. The movie is a true international adventure, a genuine 'fish out of water' comedy that could only exist in real life. 85 minutes. Rated PG.