The Lad Himself is a complex, darkness-touched story told with kindness and elegance about a man convinced he deserved neither. It’s a salute to a generation who changed comedy, and I especially enjoyed seeing writers like Galton and Simpson take their turn in the spotlight. Most of all it’s a complex series of nested punchlines about a man whose life was far more than all of them, and who could never quite let himself believe that. Tragedy, comedy, horror and joy, all wrapped up in a big hat and a bigger coat, repeating the eternal half hour.
Hancock: The Lad Himself
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