Standing Up, Falling Down Review: Ben Schwartz and Billy Crystal Search for Clarity

Standing Up, Falling Down Review: Ben Schwartz and Billy Crystal Search for Clarity
Sometimes your dream isn’t much of a dream at all. Maybe reality sets in after you’re already well along the path taken in error. Perhaps the epiphany arrives before you’ve sacrificed the correct choice in order to choose wrong. Ask Scott Rollins (Ben Schwartz) and he’ll probably tell you it can even be both at once if you happen to have two dreams vying for your attention. For him it was a career in stand-up comedy and the woman (Eloise Mumford’s Becky) he saw himself building a life beside. The former invigorated him while the latter instilled a debilitating fear. So what did he do? Packed up a suitcase, flew to Los Angeles, and left everything else behind in New York. And now, four years later, he’s back.

Which was the mistake, though? Pursuing success? Or saying goodbye—itself a metaphor considering he didn
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