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The film is a sort of character study of Harmon, a quirky, brilliant, egotistical, unique individual as he goes on his bus tour around the country after he was fired from his show in 2012. Harmon's personality is off-putting to many but he has an one of a kind genius comedic mind. We see and hear from the likes of Sarah Silverman, Ben Stiller, Jack Black, and the entire Community cast about their experiences working with Harmon. His originality and vision are unlike anyone else but his personality tends to get in the way of his work with others.
The tour portions of the movie are fun as Harmon takes his podcast (also called Harmontown) on the road and does live shows all across the US. The show is always live but they had never gone out to most of the country to connect with more of their fans. The film shines the spotlight on a lot of the fans who come out and it's fun to see all the people who come from hours away to see Harmon and share their appreciation for him. It's a sort of family of misfits and nerds so it warmed my heart (as it always does) to see people come together like they do here.
I encourage you to check out Community if you haven't already. It is an awesome show and it will help you appreciate this film even more. All of the episodes are on Hulu and the new season premieres on March 17 on Yahoo Screen.
You can watch Harmontown streaming right now on Netflix!
Check out the film and podcast's website for some additional information.