Conan O'Brien Can't Stop

In a country where pop-culture frenzy comes and goes faster than summer, it's easy to forget that a little more than a year ago, late-night TV viewers were picking sides in what became the feud of 2010. In this documentary chronicling that period, a bearded Conan O'Brien sprints (and at times stumbles) through a shotgun 32-city tour following his termination from The Tonight Show. Shot during a period when he was contractually prohibited from appearing on TV, Conan O'Brien Can't Stop takes an intimate look at the comedian during a point in his life where he's frustrated, confused, and decidedly unfunny. "I don't know where my home is," he admits in one of the movie's most telling moments. Can't Stop neither inspires nor offends; it's simpler than that. It avoids becoming a Team Coco love letter and acts instead as a stripped-down portrait of a man who just can't sit still. Appropriately, it's in his most frantic moments that O'Brien is at his funniest. Cameos from Eddie Vedder and Jon Hamm keep things light, but it's clear that O'Brien is happiest in front of an audience. And it looks an awful lot like home.



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