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How To Be (2008)

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Officially an adult but locked into a perpetual phase of arrested development, an aimless twentysomething attempts to make sense of his go-nowhere life after being dumped by his girlfriend and forced to move back home with his parents. Art may still be far from mid-life, but no one can deny that he's having a crisis. When his attempts at establishing himself as a sensitive singer/songwriter fail, Art dips into his inheritance money in order to experiment with a variety of new-age therapies and hire an eccentric self-help guru. Gradually, Art begins to make sense of the dysfunctional relationship he shares with his frustrated parents, and understand the unique role he plays in his small but close-knit social circle. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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Powell Jones
as Dr. Ellington
Alisa Arnah
as Jessica
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Critic Reviews for How To Be

All Critics (4)

An astonishingly irrelevant piece of work...

Full Review… | November 18, 2009
Reel Film Reviews

A kind of problem child with whiskers bitten by love in this delayed coming of age family dyfunction outing, Pattinson impresses with his broad range, while doing daffy and despair at the same time.

Full Review… | November 13, 2009
NewsBlaze

Fans who love 'RPattz' even more than Edward Cullen should be satisfied. They'll be the only ones.

Full Review… | April 29, 2009
Metromix.com

Filled with British humor so dry that it's down-right parched. (Still, if you're a big fan of Robert Pattinson, I suspect you won't be disappointed.)

Full Review… | March 3, 2009
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In answer to the question, "How To Be?" my suggestion would be "less boring and trite". Undoubtedly, this film proves what may have been lost in all the "Twilight" glitz: Pattinson can't act his way out of a paper bag. It's astonishing how his lack of talent is distinguishable even among the troupe of hack actors surrounding him in this movie. From bad lighting, to amateurish sound, to abysmal hair and makeup, there is almost no bottom to this fail-bag of a film.

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It was reported that this film is a dark comedy.. i guess it falls under that category.. I found this film to be very awkward. I felt myself covering my eyes cause I was embarrassed for Robert Pattinsons character Arthur. The fact that his parents have him so messed up and believing there is something wrong with him that he goes as far as to hiring an therapist to come stay with him and to try and fix him.. I felt so bad for the guy.. His parents are awful.. I would dread my life as well if those were my parents.. Its got some funny moments.. Some odd characters.. Its a film worth watching..

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