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Steven Wright: When the Leaves Blow Away (2006)

Steven Wright , Michael Drumm  |  NR |  DVD
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (59 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Steven Wright
  • Directors: Michael Drumm
  • Writers: Steven Wright
  • Producers: Steven Wright, Michael Drumm, Andrea Allen, Tim Sarkes
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Image Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: April 24, 2007
  • Run Time: 43 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (59 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000MRA56K
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #62,942 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Steven Wright: When the Leaves Blow Away" on IMDb

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Dry, wry and hilariously deadpan, Steven Wright unleashes a torrent of ironic and hysterical thought-provoking one-liners in the quirky stand-up style that has become his trademark. From Toronto's historic Elgin Theater, this Oscar-winning comedian -- #23 on Comedy Central's list of the 100 greatest stand-up performers of all time -- keeps an adoring audience in stitches with random observations on everything from baby monitors as a form of wiretapping to his addiction to placebos. The party continues with a Boston Comedy Club performance from the comic's early career, and Steven explores the meaning of life in his short film One Soldier, which he also wrote and directed.

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40 of 42 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Too short July 13, 2007
Format:DVD
You probably don't need me to tell you that Steven Wright is a comic genius. If you doubt it, punch his name into Google and check out the compendiums of his one-liners. On a good day he can outdo Groucho Marx. Some of the material on this DVD isn't up to his best, but my main beef about this offering has to do with its length. The live set on this disc lasts only 42 minutes. Then there's a half-hour short film that's long on arty B&W cinematography but short on laughs. And then there's a grab from a 1988 performance which lasts - wait for it - a whole 2 minutes and 16 seconds. Given the paucity of Wright material on the market, it's a pity the people behind this DVD didn't put together a far more generous package. By all means buy it - just know what you're letting yourself in for running-time-wise.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
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This is a great DVD, featuring a full show of the classic comedian Stephen Wright. His classic one liners and endless rambles, with his classic emotionless delivery. I'm glad some of this is finally captured to DVD. The film "one soldier" that was at the end, written and directed by Steven is alright, but I just lost interest about 10 minutes into it, so that is why i did not give this a 5. However, the bonus featurette of 2:30 seconds of an old show in boston in 1988 is a classic bit of his routine, a fine touch to finish off this piece. Worth buying and having on hand.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Great Content, Same as "I still have a pony" May 11, 2008
By Steve
Format:DVD
This was a very funny DVD and I'm a big Steven Wright fan, but I was really disappointed that this was the same performance as that found on his recent CD "I still have a pony." For many people this will not be a problem, but it is something to be aware of before you buy.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Steven Wright doesn't disappoint July 15, 2007
Format:DVD
The stand-up portion of this DVD is the main attraction, and while it is too short (42 minutes), if you're a fan of his dry, surreal humor, this classic material will have you pausing the DVD so you can quit laughing long enough to catch the next jokes. By the time it was over, my sides hurt.

The short film "One Soldier" is another animal altogether. At first, it appears to be an obvious parody of art-house cinema from Federico Fellini to Jim Jarmusch (with Jarmusch's "Dead Man" being an obvious influence), but as it progresses, it darkens, until by the end, you're left somewhat shellshocked by Wright's seemingly bleak, almost nihilistic, and deeply disturbing worldview. Avoid watching it if you're remotely depressed.

As for the early material, it was good but disappointingly short. Someone else mentioned the wealth of classic Wright material out there, and why none of it has made its way to DVD is a mystery. I've got the Comic Relief shows, and his sets are always among the highlights. So why can't they give fans some of the classic shows from that era on DVD?

Still, even at its length, this DVD is well-worth the price. If you're a Steven Wright fan, it's essential.
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11 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing April 19, 2007
Format:DVD
Finally he puts put another DVD since his 1985 HBO special. I got a chance to see him in Canada so I know this DVD is great, you get over 2 hours footage. You won't be disappointed. He is one of my favorites along with Mitch Hedberg, Austin Peterson, and Dimitri Martin.

Enjoy.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing January 13, 2009
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
I purchased this disc thinking that it was an actual stand-up routine. I does indeed have a stand-up routine on the disc but only about half of it. The other half is a "movie" that is not that funny and makes no sense at all. Pick another Steven Wright release.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars absolute Genius June 14, 2008
Format:DVD
a man that uses ontological dadaism as a source of comedy - this man is a
genius. I bought a vhs of his about 20 years ago that was on a par with
this concert, arguably his best two. His comedy must be experienced about 5 times to fully grasp the nested sublevels of his humour. Glad to see him back in the form he is a master of, instead of those insipid TV appearances.
Welcome back, Steven!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wright he is! September 3, 2007
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One of the most inventive minds in comedy: I only wish he had more recordings.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
excellent
Published 1 month ago by Nathaniel A Friedman
5.0 out of 5 stars A great dry wit!
Hundreds of one liners that all have a very unique, kooky take on life, in every possible way of seeing things as they are and as they could be.
Published 3 months ago by edwardBe
5.0 out of 5 stars My fave comic...yes I'm old
He's hysterical....but not like anyone else. It's for thinkers, with lots of non-obvious humor. I hope he comes out with more stuff and keeps touring....all since the mid 80's!
Published 4 months ago by Jeff B. Widergren
3.0 out of 5 stars Weird !!!! Then Great !!!! Then real weird
There is a hilarious 35-40 minute comedy show in the middle of this otherwise unwatchable film. They should only let comedians do comedy the rest of this "movie" is way to... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Ian Sayre
4.0 out of 5 stars Funny
I love his dry wit! The family enjoyed the video very much. First heard him on Laugh USA and was very happy to find it on Amazon.
Published 6 months ago by Dedicated2education
4.0 out of 5 stars Steven Wright
I love Steve Wright's droll, dry, surprising sense of humor, and "When the Leaves Blown Away" is a good comedy routine of his. He's not only funny to listen to.... Read more
Published 10 months ago by I'd rather be at the Beach
3.0 out of 5 stars Just not my cup of tea
I love Steven Wright, but realize it's his standup that made me a fan. I drifted through the Civil War saga and didn't mind walking away to do household chores, knowing I wouldn't... Read more
Published 11 months ago by janilee
4.0 out of 5 stars Funny man
Steven Wright has a different sense of humor that may not appeal to everyone. He is one of my favorites. You have to listen carefully or you will miss half of what he has to say.
Published 12 months ago by Ann Coster
1.0 out of 5 stars Mumble Mumble Mumble
You could barely hear what Steven was saying. Low quality. The video is really slow so it took a long time to even get into it.
Published 12 months ago by Roni
5.0 out of 5 stars Given as a gift.
I have not personally seen this video; however, I purchased it for someone who once had the video but loaned it out and didn't get it back. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Mary V.
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