VIFF 2023: I Used to Be Funny: Rachel Sennott Continues Her Hot Streak in Ally Pankiw’s New Film | That Shelf

I Used To Be Funny

The movie is ultimately Sennott’s show and she carries it with the confidence of a seasoned performer. The story sees her tackle more than a few complicated subjects. Through it all, she makes Sam believable, sympathetic, and, when the script calls for it, hilarious. It is an excellent performance that  anchors I Used to Be Funny should add to Sennot’s indie and dramatic cred.  


This piece/episode was produced during the 2023 SAG-AFTRA strike. Without the labour of the actors currently on strike, the films being discussed here wouldn’t exist.