Standing Up, Falling Down

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Standing Up, Falling Down
Theatrical release poster
Directed byMatt Ratner
Screenplay byPeter Hoare
Produced by
CinematographyNoah M. Rosenthal
Edited byShayar Bhansali
  • Tilted Windmill Productions
  • Mangano Movies & Media
  • Whitewater Films
  • Face Productions
Distributed byShout! Studios
Release dates
  • April 25, 2019 (2019-04-25) (Tribeca)
  • February 21, 2020 (2020-02-21) (United States)
Running time
91 minutes

Standing Up, Falling Down is a comedy film directed by Matt Ratner and written by Peter Hoare. The film stars Billy Crystal, Ben Schwartz, and Eloise Mumford. It premiered at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival and was released in theaters and on demand on February 21, 2020.[1][2][3]


When a stand-up comedian is forced to move back to Long Island, he forms an unlikely friendship with an alcoholic dermatologist.



On Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 87% based on 60 reviews, with an average rating of 6.9/10. The website's critics consensus reads: "A familiar story entertainingly told, Standing Up, Falling Down is elevated by the warm chemistry between Billy Crystal and Ben Schwartz."[4] On Metacritic the film has a weighted average score of 70 out of 100, based on 15 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[5]


  1. ^ "Standing Up, Falling Down | Tribeca Film Festival". Tribeca. Retrieved 2020-01-06.
  2. ^ Barraclough, Leo (2019-09-17). "Billy Crystal and Ben Schwartz Comedy 'Standing Up, Falling Down' Picked Up By Shout! Studios (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved 2020-01-06.
  3. ^ "Watch Billy Crystal and Ben Schwartz share trauma (and a joint) in exclusive first trailer for 'Standing Up, Falling Down'". Retrieved 2020-01-06.
  4. ^ "Standing Up, Falling Down". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango. Retrieved October 30, 2021.
  5. ^ "Standing Up, Falling Down". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved May 3, 2020.

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