How To Be

2008

How To Be

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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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  • Aug 15, 2014
    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.
    Christian C Super Reviewer
  • Sep 17, 2010
    Not bad. Heard mixed reviews on it - I didn't think it was awful, or fantastic. Full marks to Robert for doing something totally different than what he is typecast in by the Twilight movies. I don't think anyone would call him a pretty boy here, although obviously if you look past it all, he is good looking. Here he plays a depressed young boy who is going nowhere in life and has a horrible family. The film is reasonably short at 80 minutes and follows his journey out of the rut. It seems fairly low budget and quite likable once you get used to it (took me about 20 minutes to warm to it). Unusual characters, though possibly not for the average Twilight fan to enjoy.
    Nicki M Super Reviewer
  • Aug 29, 2010
    So-so movie. Quirky characters and a guy with the lowest self-esteem trying to "learn" about life. Get on with it already.
    Leigh R Super Reviewer
  • Jan 01, 2010
    UGH! No idea why I watched it. I?m NOT a fan of Robert Pattison. If you have a depression problem keep away cause it might make ya worse! Basically the title is short a word as in how to be happy. Rob?s character can?t seem to be happy (& his Counselor blames his parents LMAO!!) His GF breaks up with him because he?s always sad blah blah blah? it was an independent movie that well usually those at least have original ideas (& are usually a nice break from Hollywood type stuff) but this is garbage F

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