The movie Slapstick was based on the book Slapstick; Or Lonesome No More.
Movie details for Slapstick
Actors on this movie include Mildred Davis, Harold Lloyd, Sammy Brooks, William Gillespie, Helen Gilmore, Estelle Harrison, Wallace Howe, Gus Leonard, Gaylord Lloyd, Marie Mosquini, Robert Emmett O'Connor, Snub' Pollard, Charles Stevenson and Noah Young.
Book details for Slapstick; Or Lonesome No More
In Slapstick, Vonnegut muses on war, man's hubris, and the awful, crippling loneliness humans are freighted with--but, miraculously, the book still manages to delight and amuse. Absurd, knowing, never depressing, Slapstick kindles hope--for the possibility of wisdom, perhaps; for human resiliency, surely.
It's best to end with a quote from the prologue wherein the author discourses on The Meaning of It All, or at least This Book: "Love is where you find it. I think it is foolish to go off looking for it, and I think it can often be poisonous.
I wish that people who are conventionally supposed to love each other would say to each other, when they fight, 'Please--a little less love, and a little more common decency.'"