STANDING UP, FALLING DOWN opens in Toronto at the Carlton Cinema (20 Carlton St) on February 21, 2020, with a premium digital release on the same day.



Watch Billy Crystal on Jimmy Kimmel Live! chatting about Standing Up, Falling Down.


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“This may be the best performance that Crystal has ever given.”
– Stephen Farber, Hollywood Reporter

“Its smooth craftsmanship extends to all packaging elements, with an above-average attention to creating an inviting warmth from the visual contributors”
– Dennis Harvey, Variety

“It’s comedy gold.”
– Kristy Strouse, Film Inquiry

Official Selections:
Palm Springs International Film Festival 2020
Tribeca Film Festival 2019
Heartland International Film Festival 2019 – Winner Humor and Humanity Award & Best Directorial Debut
UK Film Festival 2019

Synopsis: Things are not going according to plan for Scott (Ben Schwartz), a stand-up comedian begrudgingly returning to Long Island after striking out on the Los Angeles comedy scene. He’s humiliated to move back in with his family and haunted by what could have been with Becky (Eloise Mumford), the hometown girlfriend he abruptly left for the West Coast. Wracked with doubt and facing the prospect of a soul-crushing “real” job, Ben finds an unexpected connection with Marty (Billy Crystal), a local dermatologist and charming barfly with a penchant for karaoke. Scott learns that Marty’s larger-than-life personality and alcoholism mask past disappointments of his own. As their unlikely friendship evolves, Marty and Scott find the strength to start confronting their long-simmering regrets.

CAST: Billy Crystal (When Harry Met Sally, City Slickers), Ben Schwartz (Parks and Recreation, Coffee Town, Modern Family), Eloise Mumford (The Right Stuff, Chicago Fire, Fifty Shades films), Grace Gummer (Mr. Robot, American Horror Story, The Newsroom), Jill Hennessy (City on a Hill, Crawford, Law and Order)

DIRECTOR: Matt Ratner (Directorial Debut)
WRITER: Peter Hoare (Kevin Can Wait, Killing Hasselhoff, Fuse News)

Find Standing Up, Falling Down:
Facebook: @standingupfallingdown
Instagram: @standingupfallingdown
Twitter: @SUFDFilm

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