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Listen Up Philip (2014)

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A complex, intimate, and highly idiosyncratic comedy, Listen Up Philip is a literary look at the triumph of reality over the human spirit. Anger rages in Philip (Jason Schwartzman) as he awaits the publication of his sure-to-succeed second novel. He feels pushed out of his adopted home city by the constant crowds and noise, a deteriorating relationship with his photographer girlfriend Ashley (Elisabeth Moss), and his indifference to promoting his own work. When Philip's idol Ike Zimmerman

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Jason Schwartzman shines as a self-absorbed writer who doesn't quite learn the err of his ways in Alex Ross Perry's sharp and darkly funny third feature.

February 11, 2014 Full Review Source: Variety
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Schwartzman is absolute perfect casting.

January 29, 2014 Full Review Source: Film.com
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I can't think of a recent movie that stages with as much joy and wonder the sense of living a life that becomes, directly or obliquely, in action or in idea, the stuff of art.

January 29, 2014 Full Review Source: New Yorker
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[An] indisputably talented work for its risk-taking, dark humor and barbed portraiture of creative individuals ...

January 29, 2014 Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter
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The film feeds off Philip's tart anti-energy; it helps that Schwartzman, in what might be the performance of his career, gives an exhilarating charge even to his ill-tempered sulks.

September 15, 2014 Full Review Source: Film Comment Magazine
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Listen Up Philip is either one of the funniest dramas or bleakest comedies of the year.

February 4, 2014 Full Review Source: Movie Mezzanine
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Alex Ross Perry's third feature film is his most narratively satisfying and intellectually demanding one, demonstrating a maturation in both style and substance.

January 31, 2014 Full Review Source: RogerEbert.com
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Listen Up Philip is the third feature from Alex Ross-Perry, the new master of the awkward and uncomfortable cinematic experience.

January 29, 2014 Full Review Source: Film Threat
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A deeply misanthropic portrait of narcissism, the brittle nature of artistic talent and the struggles of living in New York City, this toxic comedy pulls very few punches when it needs to get really nasty.

January 23, 2014 Full Review Source: The Playlist
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