Brian H. Kim
Documentary, Biography, Comedy
Joey Vigour, Peter Clune
December 4, 2014 (2014-12-04) (United States)
Josh Florhaug, John Cortese, Alfred Aguilar, Dave Brule
Pauly Shore directed Pauly Shore Stands Alone and Pauly Shore Is Dead
Pauly Shore Stands Alone is a 2014 comedy documentary film about Pauly Shore. It was produced by Peter Clune and Joey Vigour, edited by Joey Vigour and Troy Takaki, and directed by Shore himself. It premiered on Showtime (TV network) in December 2014. The film follows actor and comedian Pauly Shore on a cold midwestern tour of small comedy venues in Wisconsin and Minnesota as he interacts with fans and deals with health issues and the realities of mortality.
Pauly Shore Stands Alone is a true-life road documentary. The camera follows Pauly on a snowy mid-western comedy club tour, while Pauly deals with moving his ailing mother, Mitzi Shore, out of her West Hollywood mansion of 40 years.
The documentary opens with a brief clip from Shores 1993 HBO special Pauly Does Dallas, followed by a title card reading "22 years later." Pauly, now age 45, prepares for his standup comedy tour and speaks about his life and about his ailing mother, Mitzi Shore. Pauly then leaves on his trip for Wisconsin and Minnesota and meets several colorful characters along the way.
It is an unscripted and true-life documentary, notably different in tone and style from Shores previous films Adopted (film) or Pauly Shore is Dead, which are in the mockumentary style.
Steve Kroft, correspondent for 60 Minutes, makes a brief cameo when he meets Shore at the airport in Milwaukee.
L.A. Nik, American Actor, Musician, Author and long time friend of Pauly Shore, makes a significant cameo when Pauly visits downtown Minneapolis where L.A. Nik currently lives. They recount their friendship with Sam Kinison and discuss the mentalities presented in L.A. Niks recent book, "Life is Short, Then Youre Dead Forever" and how they pertain to Paulys life, career, and depression. L.A. Niks contirubution to the film is comedically mentioned by Pauly a the Woodstock Film Festival in October of 2014 during a Q & A session.
Pauly Shore directed Pauly Shore Stands Alone and Pauly Shore Is Dead. Pauly Shore directed Pauly Shore Stands Alone and Adopted. Let America Laugh (2003). Pauly Shore directed Pauly Shore Stands Alone and appears in Jury Duty. Richard Pryor: I Aint Dead Yet (2003).
The documentary won Best Documentary at the Downtown Los Angeles Film Festival and the editing by Troy Takaki and Joey Vigour was nominated for an Eddie Award for Best Television Documentary in January 2015.
ReferencesPauly Shore Stands Alone Wikipedia
Pauly Shore Stands Alone IMDb Pauly Shore Stands Alone themoviedb.org