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The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling

Summary:

The two-part documentary by Judd Apatow about comedian Garry Shandling features interviews with over 40 friends and family, including James L. Brooks, Jim Carrey, Sacha Baron Cohen, David Coulier, Jon Favreau, Jay Leno, Kevin Nealon, Conan O’Brien, Bob Saget, Jerry Seinfeld and Sarah Silverman.

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From Sophie Gilbert at The Atlantic:

Zen Diaries often loses focus, or gives excessive time to clips that seem extraneous. But it’s easy to forgive, because Apatow’s affection for his subject is so palpable, and so contagious, and because in the scattered collage of film and photos and affirmations and jokes it pinpoints the truth Shandling was looking for. … The power of Zen Diaries is that it allows you to share, for a few hours, a sense of what that must have felt like. Full Review

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