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Bert and Arnie's Guide to Friendship (2013)




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Helmed by first time director, Jeff Kaplan, "Bert and Arnie's Guide to Friendship" follows the romantic misadventures of Bert Sheering (Matt Oberg - Comedy Central's "Ugly Americans"), a sophisticated, yet sexually repressed author and Arnie Hubert (Stephen Schneider - NBC's "Best Friends Forever"), a no-nonsense executive and unabashed ladies man. When Bert discovers that Arnie is sleeping with his wife, this modern day odd couple are launched into a journey filled with comedy, romance and ultimately, friendship. Anna Chlumsky ("My Girl", "Veep") co-stars along with Cristin Milioti (2012 Tony Award Best Actress Nominee and 2013 Grammy Winner, "Once"). Produced by Sal Irizarry, Jane Basina and Waj Arshad. (c) Filmbuffmore
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Comedy
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Written By: Ian Springer, Jeff Kaplan, Jeff Kaplan
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Stephen Schneider
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All Critics (6) | Top Critics (3)

All this transpires in scenes that play more like skits, though some are pretty funny.

Full Review… | June 21, 2013
New York Post
Top Critic

If you're watching this film and waiting for something funny or insightful to come along to assuage your annoyance, you'll wait a long time.

Full Review… | June 20, 2013
New York Times
Top Critic

Enjoyment of Jeff Kaplan's film will vary given your capacity to simultaneously laugh and wink at the hijinks of two of the least palatable characters to share screen time in recent years.

Full Review… | June 18, 2013
Village Voice
Top Critic

Stephen Schneider's Arnie is that guy who says and does the wrong thing at almost every turn, and yet somehow is ridiculously successful at what he does...

Full Review… | July 7, 2013
Film Threat

The fact that Bert and Arnie has a few laughs, some nice performances and does not beat the viewer over the head with a slapstick-lead-pipe means it is a film worthy of respect.

Full Review… | June 27, 2013
The Playlist

Even with a well-constructed story, a comedy is so hard for a newcomer to pull off that it can still fail by not getting laughs. And this indie comedy doesn't even have a well-constructed story.

Full Review… | June 21, 2013
Film Journal International

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