• Unrated, 1 hr. 15 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Bob Byington
    In Theaters:
    Jan 1, 2009 Wide
  • MoMA


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Harmony and Me Reviews

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Peter Keough
Boston Phoenix

This bagatelle from Bob Byington is Greenberg lite, or maybe an edgier The Office, or softcore mumblecore.

Full Review Source: Boston Phoenix

April 21, 2010
Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times
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Represents much of what is wonderful and fresh about the recent wave of ultra-low-budget American independent filmmaking.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 4/5

March 25, 2010
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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Austin, Texas, has never looked more unlovely, and its residents more clueless, than in Harmony and Me, a funny, wry mumblecore comedy by Bob Byington.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3/4

November 5, 2009
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
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In a flat, dry affect, the movie sings the breakup blues.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 3/4

November 5, 2009
Ron Wilkinson
Monsters and Critics

A great new director with a great and laid back saga that will be too laid back for some but well worth the watching.

Full Review Source: Monsters and Critics | Original Score: 7/10

October 12, 2009
Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
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Despite the film's sketchy aesthetic and barely animate lead, its tone is carefully contrived: I'll wager no one in your circle is as dryly funny or spontaneously surreal as Harmony's nonsupport group.

| Original Score: 3/5

September 18, 2009
Karina Longworth
Time Out New York
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Harmony is a finely tuned comedy, complete with precisely scripted jokes and comic set pieces that swerve toward the playfully perverse.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 4/5

September 16, 2009
Vadim Rizov
Village Voice
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Slight, indifferently shot, and entirely lacking in ballast, Harmony and Me's sole justification for being is that it's consistently very funny.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

September 15, 2009
Don R. Lewis
Film Threat

Bob Byington's "Harmony and Me" is an indie gem that isn't at all what it appears to be at first glance.

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 4.5/5

July 21, 2009
Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
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As awkward as its title character.

July 2, 2009
Ronnie Scheib
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Harmony and Me eschews the fits and starts, tensions and complexities of present-tense immediacy in favor of sly, absurdist one-liners, paring everything down to comic essentials.

Full Review Source: Variety

March 31, 2009
Kent Turner

It may be true that every generation deserves its droll slacker comedy. But every five years?

Full Review Source: Film-Forward.com | Original Score: 2.5/5

March 30, 2009
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine

A mumblecore-ish debut feature from writer-director Bob Byington that's far less interested in oblique conversational navel-gazing than in dry humor.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 2.5/4

March 30, 2009

Austin Chronicle

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle | Original Score: 3.5/5

January 1, 2009
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