Are You Here (2014) - Rotten Tomatoes

Are You Here (2014)



Critic Consensus: Given the amount of talent assembled on both sides of the camera, Are You Here falls bewilderingly flat.

Movie Info

When his off-the-grid best buddy Ben Baker (Zach Galifianakis) inherits his estranged father's fortune, womanizing local weatherman Steve Dallas (Owen Wilson) joins forces with him to battle the legal challenge brought by Ben's formidable sister (Amy Poehler), in the hilarious big-screen directorial debut from "Mad Men" creator Matthew Weiner. (C) Milleniummore
Rating: R (for language, drug use and some sexual content/nudity)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Matthew Weiner
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 30, 2014
Millenium Entertainment


Owen Wilson
as Steve Dallas
Amy Poehler
as Terry Coulter
Laura Ramsey
as Angela Baker
Lauren Lapkus
as Delia Shepard
Alana De La Garza
as Victoria Riolobos
Joel Gretsch
as Red Coulter
Paul Schulze
as Dave Harken
Edward Herrmann
as Dr. Vincent
Peter Bogdanovich
as Judge Harlan Plath
David Selby
as Karl Stevens
Greg Cromer
as Kyle Robertson
Jay Gates
as Ramada Waiter
Melanie Ratcliff
as Attractive Neighbor
Ted Huckabee
as Husband
Dov Tiefenbach
as Zed Starkovitch
Michael Uppendahl
as Officer Norbey
Tom Key
as Felty Yoder
Tony Paone
as Mr. Solakian
Dave Hager
as Baggerz Bartender
Phillip DeVona
as Pool Player
Arlo Weiner
as Solomon
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News & Interviews for Are You Here

Critic Reviews for Are You Here

All Critics (44) | Top Critics (16)

It's funny, clunky, earnest, and barely credible, but it's all of a piece.

Full Review… | August 22, 2014
New York Magazine/Vulture
Top Critic

Everything about Are You Here feels like a bottom-drawer script idea that was put together too casually and carelessly.

Full Review… | August 22, 2014
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | August 22, 2014
Philadelphia Inquirer
Top Critic

"Are You Here" doesn't feel all there.

Full Review… | August 22, 2014
Detroit News
Top Critic

"Are You Here" proves a gently immersive, ingratiating, often witty character comedy with a pair of comfortably effective lead performances.

Full Review… | August 22, 2014
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

[An] endearing muddle, which flails in search of an identity.

Full Review… | August 21, 2014
New York Times
Top Critic

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.

Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer


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.

Dann Michalski
Dann Michalski

Super Reviewer


Not the best film but I enjoyed it for the chemistry between the two main actors and it shows t hat Zach Galifianakis can actually be good at a serious role once in a while.

Ian Walker
Ian Walker

Super Reviewer

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.
– Submitted by Jeffrey Meixner M (20 months ago)

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