Bartleby (Free Full Movie) Comedy Mystery

  • Published on Apr 18, 2019
  • A clueless boss has no idea what to do with his mundane office worker whose refusal of duties only gets worse each passing minute.
    Directed by Jonathan Parker
    Starring David Paymer, Crispin Glover, Glenne Headly
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Comments • 35

  • Phylly San Antonio
    Phylly San Antonio 3 months ago +5

    Love the colors and rich texture of film. And the vintage decor. It is a pretty cool movie.

  • germanicus fink
    germanicus fink 7 days ago +1

    I've been sick and watched a bunch of dumb movies on TVclip. Couldn't even finish many of them.
    This was one of the better ones.
    Just weird enough to hold my interest, although, to be honest, I have no idea why they waited so damned long to call the cops.

  • MrHalified
    MrHalified 15 days ago

    This film version, IMO, misses the whole point of the short story. Even though it has been decades since I read it, I remember that it was subtitled "A Tale of Wall Street" for a reason. Think of the 2008 housing crisis and a gentle soul trying to survive in the banking world of robo-signing, foreclosures , bankers gambling with derivatives etc, and watch a lowly clerk with a conscience being told just to do his job. Just file the paperwork, Bartleby. Just type up the foreclosures. Just push the derivatives off on some unsuspecting buyer. Such a person might have a difficult time functioning in such a rat race, but to speak out is to risk job loss and homelessness himself. Mice have been subjected to cruel experimentation where no matter the choice they make, they are given an electric shock. Eventually, the mice become incapable of action and squat down and remain motionless. Bartleby, like the mice, finding his immersion into Wall Street's inhumanity intolerable, finally becomes incapable of action and just says, "I prefer not to" and squats in his office as his last existential act of rebellion against the system as he gradually escapes into mental illness.

    Bartleby's boss is also intriguing. He is a reasonable man who has feelings, but thinks that all things should be done in order, according to his middle-class view of the world. Deep down, I think he recognizes why Bartleby is doing what he is doing, but to acknowledge it lies the way of madness. He must deny the "reasonableness" of Bartleby's actions. Today, that boss might keep his sanity by asking "is it legal?" I've heard many an MBA ask that question regarding some morally questionable action they are about to take. As long as it is legal or not likely to be prosecuted, they think it must be ok. Let the buyer beware.

    The story is as relevant today as it was when Melville wrote it. The finance economy keeps destroying lives with the "boom/bust" cycle of finance, bubbles (real estate, student loan debt, derivatives). People get rich off of the misery of others, It is a system that knows the price of everything and the value of nothing. For a little short story, Melville's characters can take you as deeply as you want to go in understanding how people function in a dog-eat-dog economic system, how some justify and keep their sanity and how others lose theirs by preferring not to be a part of it, but with no visible means of escape except, perhaps, into mental illness, job loss and/or poverty. Our homeless population may very well reflect many of those, "who preferred not to."

  • fockin great
    fockin great 22 days ago +1

    Great movie. Thank you for the upload.

  • Raven Quest
    Raven Quest Month ago +2

    Odd, quirky, and intriguing. Thank you.

  • Taghread Khorshid
    Taghread Khorshid Month ago

    Dying with laughter!

  • YourMomsApartment 710

    Would I watch this movie again?....... I prefer not to

  • James Smith
    James Smith Month ago


  • Casey Revoir
    Casey Revoir Month ago

    Marty McFly... Prefers not too..

  • james thomas
    james thomas 2 months ago +1

    I don't know why I wasted 45 min. watching a stupid movie. I thought that something interesting was going to happen. HOW can they classiify this as COMEDY ???? I SAY TO THE PUBLIC- DON'T WATCH THIS STUPID MOVIE !!!!

  • Zinaagent009
    Zinaagent009 2 months ago +1

    Neuro Wolf strikes again 😹

  • Martin Olson
    Martin Olson 3 months ago

    Excellent. Thanks for posting.

  • COO Bay
    COO Bay 3 months ago +5

    This is one weird picture show and I preferred to watch the whole thing.

  • Steve Butler
    Steve Butler 3 months ago

    A very wierd, sadly realish movie. Serious mental illness, maybe Autism. Mental Health Case Mgmt, is this frustrating. Many clients don't improve, relapse, get arrested & hospitalized, end up on aid, homeless.

  • Nelson Lugo
    Nelson Lugo 3 months ago +3

    genius, Pops, genius

  • Uugh! Uugh!
    Uugh! Uugh! 3 months ago +1


  • Duan Torruellas
    Duan Torruellas 3 months ago +1

    I for one like pushing the envelope and living by my wits sometime , breaking the chains of the conventional. But this was something all together beyond the beyond , and I get it. But its about shooting the thrill , jump from the plane before it crashes , for me life is an action film not a damn tragedy.

  • Duan Torruellas
    Duan Torruellas 3 months ago

    This is very deep , it speaks to all of us who would prefer not to do what we need to do like maintaining an income and take advantage of opportunities that will keep us from becoming homeless and dying on the street. To me this isn't surreal , its actually the way life really is. The phrase ,"I prefer not to ", is the catch phrase for those who have given up on the reality ,doing what it takes to maintain theyre position in the rat race.
    There is also those who decide to make choices that aid they're own downfall. This film was a lesson and a cautionary tale for those who cant see when they should choose to do something , this is called opportunity . We all have problems with timing , thus the expression , WAS IT AN IDEA WHOS TIME HAD COME , OR DID IT SEEM LIKE A GOOD IDEA AT THE TIME. --- Pere ubu.

    • Steve Butler
      Steve Butler 3 months ago

      I watched the movie becsuse of your comment. I'm thinking this character had what used to be labeled as High Functioning Autism, or Aspergers Syndrome. Or, some mental illness like Major Depressive Disorder. Shows signs of reality testing issues. But, ultimately your analysis is fitting. Thanks.

  • e causey
    e causey 3 months ago

    comedy...wouldn't move this slow-guess the term morality-play isn't PC enuf?..Kick ass casting!kept thinking pdoWOODYALLEN could have helped this attempt?comdy needs a genre-slapstick,linguistic,character driven(close to this..)but...there must be stronger sub-currents?something more torail(bounce off of?) against than apathy?with this cast??? I expected more? I lean towards writters and direction-the camera angles were allover the place forwhateffect??

  • Petty Mayonnaise
    Petty Mayonnaise 3 months ago +1

    I wanted to punch Bartlebee in the throat

  • Aurora BoobeeAlis
    Aurora BoobeeAlis 3 months ago +2

    Awesome odd flick. Loved it, thanks for the upload😍

  • Jim 762
    Jim 762 3 months ago +2

    Anything that rails against the establishment-is preferable to me :)

  • Jesse Griffin
    Jesse Griffin 4 months ago +5

    I love the window view dumpster. 😂😂😂😂

  • Billy Bob
    Billy Bob 4 months ago +1

    Comment...I prefer not to.

  • Zachary Brown
    Zachary Brown 4 months ago +5

    LOL one of the strangest movies I’ve seen. But well worth the watch, very brilliant/well done. Always thought David Paymer was underrated.

  • Rick Bradley
    Rick Bradley 4 months ago

    Thank for the quirky movie Popcornflix, Entertaining!
    Was that Dick Martin from "Laugh In" in the begining?
    The guy playing Bartleby is the "Thin Man" from the "Charlie's Angels" movies!

  • imfedup3
    imfedup3 4 months ago +2

    "I would prefer not to" watch this movie again!

  • cat Chaser
    cat Chaser 4 months ago

    ITS ME !

  • Sam Grieg
    Sam Grieg 4 months ago +2

    It was actually entertaining! Thanks Popcorn!

  • ansahs ansah
    ansahs ansah 4 months ago +3

    Thanks for posting.
    Odd, creepy, funny. Entertaining enough. This movie was like a prolonged twighlight zone episode.

    TONYA S 4 months ago +1

    What in The Beatles and Three Stooges wigs is goin on with Bartleby 😳 I am Bartleby😆😆😆

  • William Brown
    William Brown 4 months ago +2

    Wtf ? Im somehow intrigued.

  • Joe Kersey
    Joe Kersey 4 months ago +2

    Great fun. I had that short story crammed down my throat for about 25 years by my ex-wife and grew heartily sick of hearing about it. But this was fun.

  • Pamela Rosiek
    Pamela Rosiek 4 months ago +6

    Thank you for a...weird funny movie lol