George Carlin is never at a loss for words, and is never shy about sharing his opinion. Here Carlin focuses his disdain and scathing wit on airport security, terrorism and government, germs, cigars and religion with strangely prophetic observations.
George Carlin (himself). Director: Rocco Urbisci.
Originally filmed for HBO, this is 63 minutes of Carlin standing on his soap-box pontificating about a variety of touchy subjects. There are plenty of good laughs in this one but it is also good to keep in mind when it was filmed as some of the topics are a bit sensitive since the events of 9/11. Watching Carlin here years after he was wildly popular it is also more obvious the man is much less of a showman than he is a script reader. It almost felt as if the audience was secondary to his routine since he hardly reacted to it through the entire show.
Camera work was decent though it wasn’t like there was a lot of action with just Carlin and a stool on a typical stage. Sound was fairly well done and Carlin is easily heard and clear.
Overall George Carlin: You are All Diseased does provide some good laughs but probably nowhere near what would have been seen when it was released in 1999. Carlins’ observations about possible world events and where things were headed at the time were disturbingly accurate in some cases. Those very sensitive to 9/11 events or persistent foul language should probably avoid this one as Carlin does a good job of offending everyone before things are done.
With plenty of foul language save this one for adults and above.
Star rating: 3 out of 5
copyright ©2011 Dave Riedel
Remember to click on Subscribe and leave comments!