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Dean (2017)

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Writer/Director/Comedian Demetri Martin stars alongside Academy Award winner Kevin Kline in this comedic and heartfelt tale about a father and son coming to terms with love, loss and everything in between. Dean (Martin) is an illustrator whose unwillingness to deal with the recent death of his mother means escaping his hometown of New York for an interview with an ad agency in Los Angeles. His retired engineer dad Robert (Kline) takes a more regimented approach to grief, including putting the family home up for sale. Both father and son set out on their own paths to find a new normal as unexpected circumstances and potential new love interests threaten to thwart all plans.

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All Critics (7) | Top Critics (2)

If grief dramedies are as much a rite of passage as romantic rebounds, it's exciting to imagine what Martin's next step as a filmmaker will look like.

April 20, 2016 | Full Review…
Hollywood Reporter
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Martin ... struggles to square his distinct minimalist charm with the second-hand influence of standard-bearers like Woody Allen and Wes Anderson.

April 17, 2016 | Full Review…
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A hilarious, heartfelt picture that feels refreshingly original despite having an age-old synopsis.

April 29, 2016 | Full Review…

'Dean' is a film that takes the Allen template as the jumping-off point for a story and storyteller that ultimately settles on a style and charm of its own.

April 26, 2016 | Full Review…
Flavorwire

Nearly every moment in Dean is derivative of better movies.

April 22, 2016 | Rating: D+ | Full Review…
Consequence of Sound

Martin has something compelling to say about moving on amidst - or perhaps because of - the humor of life.

April 21, 2016 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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