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½ The Comedy Rick Alverson continues the movies’ long tradition of funny fat guys, except that his putative star, Tim Heidecker, is merely fattish and funny only to himself. Heidecker plays a rich 35-year-old whose boredom leaves him only leisure-class provocation. The movie, which is set mostly in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn, N.Y., is a critique of white-guy privilege, of hipsterism, of how men conduct themselves in comedies. It’s apt and smart. But it’s small. (94 min., unrated) (Wesley Morris)

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