Ben Schwartz

Ben Schwartz is an American comedian. A member of the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, he got his start in comedy by faxing jokes to Saturday Night Live's Weekend Update and the Late Show with David Letterman. He has portrayed characters in two NBC shows, Undercovers and Parks and Recreation, made guest appearances in comedy sketches for CollegeHumor, and starred in the 2011 film Peep World. He has also been hired to write a remake of the 1991 comedy Soapdish. In addition, Schwartz has penned two books. Schwartz was nominated for the 2009 Emmy for Outstanding Writing For A Variety, Music Or Comedy Special for coauthoring Hugh Jackman's opening number for the 81st Academy Awards. He lives in The Bronx, New York. Description above from the Wikipedia article Ben Schwartz, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.​

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Turbo (2013)

Action-packedCleverEnjoyable

The tale of an ordinary garden snail who dreams of winning the Indy 500.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Soren
CAST:  Ryan Reynolds  •  Paul Giamatti  •  Michael Peña  •  Samuel L. Jackson

The tale of an ordinary garden snail who dreams of winning the Indy 500.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Soren
CAST:  Ryan Reynolds  •  Paul Giamatti  •  Michael Peña  •  Samuel L. Jackson

The Interview (2014)

ClassicCleverWhimsicalAdventurous

Dave Skylark and his producer Aaron Rapaport run the celebrity tabloid show "Skylark Tonight". When they land an interview with a surprise fan, North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, they are recruited by the CIA to turn their trip to Pyongyang into an assassination ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Seth Rogen  •  Evan Goldberg
CAST:  James Franco  •  Lizzy Caplan  •  Seth Rogen  •  Randall Park

Dave Skylark and his producer Aaron Rapaport run the celebrity tabloid show "Skylark Tonight". When they land an interview with a surprise fan, North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, they are recruited by the CIA to turn their trip to Pyongyang into an assassination ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Seth Rogen  •  Evan Goldberg
CAST:  James Franco  •  Lizzy Caplan  •  Seth Rogen  •  Randall Park

I'm a Mitzvah (2014)

A short film about a young American man who spends one last night with his deceased friend while stranded in rural Mexico.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ben Berman
CAST:  Ben Schwartz  •  Lainie Kazan  •  Erick Chavarria  •  Alejandro Patiño

A short film about a young American man who spends one last night with his deceased friend while stranded in rural Mexico.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ben Berman
CAST:  Ben Schwartz  •  Lainie Kazan  •  Erick Chavarria  •  Alejandro Patiño

Happy Christmas (2014)

After a breakup with her boyfriend, a young woman moves in with her older brother, his wife, and their 2-year-old son.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Swanberg
CAST:  Anna Kendrick  •  Melanie Lynskey  •  Mark Webber  •  Lena Dunham

After a breakup with her boyfriend, a young woman moves in with her older brother, his wife, and their 2-year-old son.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Swanberg
CAST:  Anna Kendrick  •  Melanie Lynskey  •  Mark Webber  •  Lena Dunham

Coffee Town (2013)

Will is a 30-something website manager who uses local café, Coffee Town, as his office. When the owners of the shop discuss plans to convert Coffee Town into a bar, Will enlists the help of his two best friends Chad and Gino to save his freeloading existence. In ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brad Copeland
CAST:  Glenn Howerton  •  Steve Little  •  Ben Schwartz  •  Adrianne Palicki

Will is a 30-something website manager who uses local café, Coffee Town, as his office. When the owners of the shop discuss plans to convert Coffee Town into a bar, Will enlists the help of his two best friends Chad and Gino to save his freeloading existence. In ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brad Copeland
CAST:  Glenn Howerton  •  Steve Little  •  Ben Schwartz  •  Adrianne Palicki

This Is Where I Leave You (2014)

Funny

When their father passes away, four grown, world-weary siblings return to their childhood home and are requested -- with an admonition -- to stay there together for a week, along with their free-speaking mother and a collection of spouses, exes and might-have-beens ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shawn Levy
CAST:  Jason Bateman  •  Rose Byrne  •  Tina Fey  •  Jane Fonda

When their father passes away, four grown, world-weary siblings return to their childhood home and are requested -- with an admonition -- to stay there together for a week, along with their free-speaking mother and a collection of spouses, exes and might-have-beens ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shawn Levy
CAST:  Jason Bateman  •  Rose Byrne  •  Tina Fey  •  Jane Fonda

Runner Runner (2013)

When a poor college student who cracks an online poker game goes bust, he arranges a face-to-face with the man he thinks cheated him, a sly offshore entrepreneur.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brad Furman
CAST:  Ben Affleck  •  Gemma Arterton  •  Justin Timberlake  •  Anthony Mackie

When a poor college student who cracks an online poker game goes bust, he arranges a face-to-face with the man he thinks cheated him, a sly offshore entrepreneur.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brad Furman
CAST:  Ben Affleck  •  Gemma Arterton  •  Justin Timberlake  •  Anthony Mackie

Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)

EpicEmotionalFuturisticAdventurous

Thirty years after defeating the Galactic Empire, Han Solo and his allies face a new threat from the evil Kylo Ren and his army of Stormtroopers.  (more)

DIRECTION:  J.J. Abrams
CAST:  Mark Hamill  •  Carrie Fisher  •  Harrison Ford  •  Anthony Daniels

Thirty years after defeating the Galactic Empire, Han Solo and his allies face a new threat from the evil Kylo Ren and his army of Stormtroopers.  (more)

DIRECTION:  J.J. Abrams
CAST:  Mark Hamill  •  Carrie Fisher  •  Harrison Ford  •  Anthony Daniels

Better Living Through Chemistry (2014)

FunnyWhimsical

A straight-laced pharmacist's uneventful life spirals out of control when he starts an affair with a trophy wife customer who takes him on a joyride involving sex, drugs and possibly murder.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Geoff Moore  •  David Posamentier
CAST:  Olivia Wilde  •  Michelle Monaghan  •  Sam Rockwell  •  Ray Liotta

A straight-laced pharmacist's uneventful life spirals out of control when he starts an affair with a trophy wife customer who takes him on a joyride involving sex, drugs and possibly murder.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Geoff Moore  •  David Posamentier
CAST:  Olivia Wilde  •  Michelle Monaghan  •  Sam Rockwell  •  Ray Liotta

Peep World (2010)

On the day of their Father's 70th birthday party, four siblings come to terms with the publication of a novel written by the youngest sibling, that exposes the family's most intimate secrets.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barry W. Blaustein
CAST:  Michael C. Hall  •  Sarah Silverman  •  Rainn Wilson  •  Ben Schwartz

On the day of their Father's 70th birthday party, four siblings come to terms with the publication of a novel written by the youngest sibling, that exposes the family's most intimate secrets.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barry W. Blaustein
CAST:  Michael C. Hall  •  Sarah Silverman  •  Rainn Wilson  •  Ben Schwartz

New York City Serenade (2007)

Two down on their luck childhood friends struggle to figure out their lives. Ray a drummer in a rock and roll band, and Owen an aspiring film maker spend most of their time working menial jobs and drinking. When Owen's fiancé Lynn breaks off their engagement he ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Whaley
CAST:  Freddie Prinze Jr.  •  Chris Klein  •  Jamie-Lynn Sigler  •  Ben Schwartz

Two down on their luck childhood friends struggle to figure out their lives. Ray a drummer in a rock and roll band, and Owen an aspiring film maker spend most of their time working menial jobs and drinking. When Owen's fiancé Lynn breaks off their engagement he ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Whaley
CAST:  Freddie Prinze Jr.  •  Chris Klein  •  Jamie-Lynn Sigler  •  Ben Schwartz

Night School (2018)

Teddy Walker is a successful salesman whose life takes an unexpected turn when he accidentally blows up his place of employment. Forced to attend night school to get his GED, Teddy soon finds himself dealing with a group of misfit students, his former high school ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Malcolm D. Lee
CAST:  Kevin Hart  •  Tiffany Haddish  •  Rob Riggle  •  Yvonne Orji

Teddy Walker is a successful salesman whose life takes an unexpected turn when he accidentally blows up his place of employment. Forced to attend night school to get his GED, Teddy soon finds himself dealing with a group of misfit students, his former high school ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Malcolm D. Lee
CAST:  Kevin Hart  •  Tiffany Haddish  •  Rob Riggle  •  Yvonne Orji

The Other Guys (2010)

FunnyAction-packed

Unlike their heroic counterparts on the force, desk-bound NYPD detectives Gamble and Hoitz garner no headlines as they work day to day. When a seemingly minor case turns out to be a big deal, the two cops get the opportunity to finally prove to their comrades that ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adam McKay
CAST:  Will Ferrell  •  Mark Wahlberg  •  Eva Mendes  •  Samuel L. Jackson

Unlike their heroic counterparts on the force, desk-bound NYPD detectives Gamble and Hoitz garner no headlines as they work day to day. When a seemingly minor case turns out to be a big deal, the two cops get the opportunity to finally prove to their comrades that ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adam McKay
CAST:  Will Ferrell  •  Mark Wahlberg  •  Eva Mendes  •  Samuel L. Jackson

Mystery Team (2009)

A group of former Encyclopedia Brown-style child-detectives struggle to solve an adult mystery.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dan Eckman
CAST:  Donald Glover  •  Aubrey Plaza  •  Dominic Dierkes  •  D.C. Pierson

A group of former Encyclopedia Brown-style child-detectives struggle to solve an adult mystery.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dan Eckman
CAST:  Donald Glover  •  Aubrey Plaza  •  Dominic Dierkes  •  D.C. Pierson

Everybody's Fine (2009)

Eight months after the death of his wife, Frank Goode looks forward to a reunion with his four adult children. When all of them cancel their visits at the last minute, Frank, against the advice of his doctor, sets out on a road trip to reconnect with his offspring. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kirk Jones
CAST:  Robert De Niro  •  Drew Barrymore  •  Kate Beckinsale  •  Sam Rockwell

Eight months after the death of his wife, Frank Goode looks forward to a reunion with his four adult children. When all of them cancel their visits at the last minute, Frank, against the advice of his doctor, sets out on a road trip to reconnect with his offspring. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kirk Jones
CAST:  Robert De Niro  •  Drew Barrymore  •  Kate Beckinsale  •  Sam Rockwell

The Walk (2015)

InspiringAdventurousUpliftingGripping

The story of French high-wire artist Philippe Petit's attempt to cross the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in 1974.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Zemeckis
CAST:  Joseph Gordon-Levitt  •  Ben Kingsley  •  Charlotte Le Bon  •  Ben Schwartz

The story of French high-wire artist Philippe Petit's attempt to cross the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in 1974.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Zemeckis
CAST:  Joseph Gordon-Levitt  •  Ben Kingsley  •  Charlotte Le Bon  •  Ben Schwartz

The Intervention (2016)

A weekend getaway for four couples takes a sharp turn when one of the couples discovers the entire trip was orchestrated to host an intervention on their marriage.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clea DuVall
CAST:  Natasha Lyonne  •  Cobie Smulders  •  Melanie Lynskey  •  Jason Ritter

A weekend getaway for four couples takes a sharp turn when one of the couples discovers the entire trip was orchestrated to host an intervention on their marriage.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clea DuVall
CAST:  Natasha Lyonne  •  Cobie Smulders  •  Melanie Lynskey  •  Jason Ritter

DreamWorks Home: For the Holidays (2017)

Oh takes it upon himself to introduce Christmas joy to his fellow Boovs. Unfortunately, his well-meaning mission nearly destroys the city.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Blake Lemons
CAST:  Rachel Crow  •  Mark Whitten  •  Ana Ortiz  •  Kelly Clarkson

Oh takes it upon himself to introduce Christmas joy to his fellow Boovs. Unfortunately, his well-meaning mission nearly destroys the city.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Blake Lemons
CAST:  Rachel Crow  •  Mark Whitten  •  Ana Ortiz  •  Kelly Clarkson

How to Be a Latin Lover (2017)

An aging Latin lover gets dumped by his sugar mama and must fend for himself in a harsh world.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ken Marino
CAST:  Eugenio Derbez  •  Salma Hayek  •  Rob Lowe  •  Kristen Bell

An aging Latin lover gets dumped by his sugar mama and must fend for himself in a harsh world.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ken Marino
CAST:  Eugenio Derbez  •  Salma Hayek  •  Rob Lowe  •  Kristen Bell

Outside In (2018)

An ex-con struggling to readjust to life in his small town forms an intense bond with his former high-school teacher.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lynn Shelton
CAST:  Edie Falco  •  Jay Duplass  •  Louis Hobson  •  Kaitlyn Dever

An ex-con struggling to readjust to life in his small town forms an intense bond with his former high-school teacher.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lynn Shelton
CAST:  Edie Falco  •  Jay Duplass  •  Louis Hobson  •  Kaitlyn Dever
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