Somebody Up There Likes Me (2013)

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Byington creates an offbeat energy by brilliantly pairing established actors and non-actors in this comedic fable about a man watching his life fly by. Max (Keith Poulson), along with his best friend Sal (Nick Offerman, "Parks & Recreation") and the woman they both adore, Lyla (Jess Weixler, TEETH), stumble through thirty-five years of seemingly mandatory but unfulfilling entanglements. (c) Tribeca Film

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Bob Byington
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 16, 2013
Box Office: $83.8k
Runtime:
Tribeca Film - Official Site

Cast


as Memorial Man

as Lyla's Dad

as Adult Lyle

as Therapist

as Steakhouse Patron/Ho...

as Wedding Singer

as Businessman

as Car Rental Employee

as Wedding Guest #1

as Wedding Guest #2

as You Guys Lady

as You Guys Lady's Son

as First Customer

as Ambulance Screen Doc...

as Caterer #1

as Caterer #2

as Bus Boy #1

as Bus Boy #2

as 16-year-old Wedding ...

as Bellman

as Chapstick Man

as Chapstick Woman

as Television Announcer

as Lyle Age 5

as Lyle Age 10

as Lyle Age 15

as Preacher #1

as Preacher #2

as Ex-Wife Bedmate

as Boring Guy

as Old Woman Driver

as Girl Thrown in Pool

as Paramedic

as Wedding Band Member

as Wedding Band Member

as Wedding Band Member

as Wedding Band Member

as Divorce Lawyer

as Lyle's Infant Son

as Lyle's Infant Son

as Lyle's Son Age 10
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Critic Reviews for Somebody Up There Likes Me

All Critics (26) | Top Critics (11)

It's all kind of cute. Maybe a little too cute, but it does have a nice circle-of-life ending.

Full Review… | March 28, 2013
New York Times
Top Critic

The film itself is so charming that you almost forget to ask whether these people truly deserve our empathy.

Full Review… | March 26, 2013
Village Voice
Top Critic

The time-killing universe Byington has created makes sure we never forget how absurd he thinks the whole movie is. Fun for him, perhaps.

Full Review… | March 26, 2013
Time Out
Top Critic

American cinema has been churning out slacker movies for what seems like eons, so it's refreshing to report that Somebody Up There Likes Me enlivens the genre with a welcome breath of imagination, wit and charm.

Full Review… | March 25, 2013
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

The film itself is so charming that you almost forget to ask whether these people truly deserve our empathy.

Full Review… | March 15, 2013
L.A. Weekly
Top Critic

Words such as offbeat, charming or, Lord help us, quirky are wildly overused and yet this is exactly the kind of film to which they best apply.

Full Review… | March 14, 2013
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Somebody Up There Likes Me

Thirty-five years in the life of a waiter who goes through three lovers and one friend, while not visibly aging thanks to a magical suitcase. The detached twee style is unusual, like a sub-anesthetic dose of Wes Anderson, but this experiment in deadpan absurd comedy isn't particularly successful or meaningful.

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