Are You Here (2014)
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as Ben Baker
as Terry Coulter
as Angela Baker
as Delia Shepard
as Victoria Riolobos
as Red Coulter
as Dave Harken
as Dr. Vincent
as Judge Harlan Plath
as Karl Stevens
as Kyle Robertson
as Ramada Waiter
as Attractive Neighbor
as Zed Starkovitch
as Officer Norbey
as Felty Yoder
as Mr. Solakian
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Critic Reviews for Are You Here
It's funny, clunky, earnest, and barely credible, but it's all of a piece.
Everything about Are You Here feels like a bottom-drawer script idea that was put together too casually and carelessly.
Are You Here lacks more than just the question mark that should go on its title. It lacks a point-of-view that makes sense, that feels central.
"Are You Here" proves a gently immersive, ingratiating, often witty character comedy with a pair of comfortably effective lead performances.
Audience Reviews for Are You Here
And so I disagree with the Tomatometer. S**t happens, eh, but I got a kick out of the snappy dialogue and for what I took for pretty smart characterizations. Matt Weiner, "Mad Men" creator wrote and directed this piece wherein, as I see it, one of the serious interpersonal problems experienced by the characters is that everyone thinks of themselves as a shrink of some sort (imagine a bar on the bad side of town near closing time, only everybody's smiling condescendingly). Me likey a lot.
A lackluster comedy, Are You Here delivers some laughs but doesn't have much of a plot. The story follows a weatherman who leaves the big city and goes to the countryside to help his best friend through the death of his father, but his friend's mental and emotional problems tests the limits of their friendship. Starring Owen Wilson, Zach Galifianakis, and Amy Poehler, the cast is pretty good; particularly with this type of comedy. The writing however, is rather weak and unfocused. Still, it tries to say some things about finding one's purpose, and appreciating what one has. Are You Here is entertaining at times, yet doesn't really work all that well.
Despite the awesome trio of Owen, Zach and Amy, this one was kind of a dud. Meh. Minus a half star for the ridiculous ending.
P.S. Zach looks like a freak without a beard.
Are You Here Quotes
|Ben Baker:||No need to resist the magic of Lithium, I know. We should sprinkle it's salty goodness over the fries at McDonald's until we're Dawn of the Dead drooling towards Banana Republic, pushing our carts, dazed, through the market, throwing the meat in, black blood pooling under so much plastic.|
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