7.6/10
595
6 user 16 critic

Gilbert (2017)

GILBERT is a wildly funny and unexpectedly poignant portrait of the life and career of one of comedy's most iconic figures, Gilbert Gottfried.

Director:

Neil Berkeley
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gilbert Gottfried ... Self
Dave Attell ... Self
Joy Behar ... Self
Richard Belzer ... Self
Lewis Black ... Self
Bill Burr ... Self
Dick Van Dyke ... Self
Susie Essman ... Self
Jim Gaffigan ... Self
Judy Gold ... Self
Whoopi Goldberg ... Self
Arlene Gottfried Arlene Gottfried ... Self
Dara Gottfried Dara Gottfried ... Self
Karen Gottfried Karen Gottfried ... Self
Lily Gottfried Lily Gottfried ... Self
Learn more

More Like This 

Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Recorded live in New York City, Gilbert Gottfried at his most shocking and hilarious! Definitely not for children ... may even be unsuitable for adults!

Director: Adam Reid
Stars: Gilbert Gottfried
Informant I (2012)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A documentary on radical left-wing activist turned FBI informant, Brandon Darby.

Director: Jamie Meltzer
Stars: Brandon Darby, Scott Crow, Lisa Fithian
Documentary | Drama | News
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

On September 17 2011, a worldwide social movement was born in New York City. This film documents who they are and what they protest.

Director: Corey Ogilvie
Stars: Makh Aten, Andy Bichlbaum, Noam Chomsky
Documentary | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

TGH is the story of the world's most legendary, demanding and deadly racetrack - the Nürburg Ring.

Director: Hannes Michael Schalle
Stars: Niki Lauda, Jackie Stewart, Sabine Schmitz
Documentary | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The extraordinary story of a group of twenty-somethings who seized the streets of New York, transforming the meaning of comedy, performance and art through forming 'Improv Everywhere,' a prank collective ten years in the making.

Director: Matt Adams
Stars: Charlie Todd, Ben Folds, Daniel Berman
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Comedian and drummer Fred Armisen performs stand-up material, music, and sketches for an audience of fellow drummers.

Director: Lance Bangs
Stars: Fred Armisen, Clem Burke, Vinnie Colaiuta
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A documentary about Ben Bradlee, the iconic editor of The Washington Post.

Director: John Maggio
Stars: Carl Bernstein, Benjamin C. Bradlee, Tom Brokaw
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Creators, cast and network executives recount the strange history of the Dana Carvey Show, the irreverent prime time sketch comedy show that aired for eight episodes on ABC, following its star's meteoric run on Saturday Night Live.

Director: Josh Greenbaum
Stars: Dana Carvey, Robert Smigel, Steve Carell
Living Dolls (2013)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A lighthearted look at the weird and wonderful world of doll collectors. The film features individuals whose lives are ultimately shaped by their obsession. It taps into why the subjects ... See full summary »

Director: Maureen Judge
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Witness the incredible rise, fall, and resurrection of Steve Madden, the man who launched a billion dollar fashion empire and whose branded shoes are in the closet of practically every ... See full summary »

Director: Ben Patterson
Stars: Steve Madden
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  

A migrant worker named Austin finds himself the target of a deadly corporate cover-up in a small Wyoming town.

Director: Madeline Puzzo
Stars: Zac Titus, Kelsey Crane, Matthew Stannah
Dark Meridian (2017)
Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

A corrupt New Orleans detective gets caught up in a fight between two criminal gangs while on a stake out. To survive the night, he must find a killer on the run and take him out before the killer reaches his other targets.

Director: Rankin Hickman
Stars: Billy Slaughter, Dave Davis, James Moses Black

Photos

Edit

Storyline

GILBERT is a wildly funny and unexpectedly poignant portrait of the life and career of one of comedy's most iconic figures, Gilbert Gottfried.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

a Gilbert Gottfried story


Certificate:

TV-MA
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

This marks the first time Gilbert Gottfried speaking in his real voice as well as a look of his very private life. See more »

Connections

Features Look Who's Talking Too (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

Someone to Watch Over Me
Written by George Gershwin & Ira Gershwin
Performed by John Adair & Steve Hampton
See more »

User Reviews

Unique and Touching Look at the Comedian
27 March 2018 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Gilbert (2017)

*** 1/2 (out of 4)

This is a rather unique and interesting documentary that takes a look at the life and career of comedian Gilbert Gottfried but instead of focusing on the early portion of his career this film takes a look at his more recent years including his relationship with his wife and two children.

Apparently there was a very long-running joke saying that the comedian would never get married and the first twenty or so minutes of the documentary covers his relationship with is wife. We really get to know Gilbert as he is today with the family life and then we slowly start to go back in time to hear stories about his parents, growing up, becoming a comedian and then hitting success.

I thought the film took a rather unique approach to the subject and I must admit that I have never been the biggest fan of Gilbert's. In fact, I honestly found him to be rather annoying but after watching this documentary I really came away seeing him quite differently and yes, this documentary actually made me like him. We get some terrific stories from his wife about what it's like to live with someone like him. We also get to hear from comedians like Jay Leno, Artie Lange, Whoopi Goldberg, Richard Belzer, Jim Gaffigan and Lewis Black who explain why everyone loves Gilbert.

There are plenty of video clips from his earliest performances on the stage as well as his transformation into a dirty comic where we get even more clips. There's also discussion of his now notorious tweets after the Japan tsumani and we get to hear from everyone involved on the jokes and the comic's timing in regards to something beign too soon.

GILBERT is certainly a very fun and at times touching look at the comedia. I think his fans will really enjoy the access into his life and I also think the film is good enough to even work for people like me who wasn't the biggest fans going into it.


2 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 6 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

April 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gilbert See more »

Edit

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,362, 5 November 2017

Gross USA:

$8,362

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,362
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series



Recently Viewed