7.5/10
267
9 user 6 critic

Hubert Selby Jr: It/ll Be Better Tomorrow (2005)

An exploration into the life and art of the renowned author of "Last Exit To Brooklyn" and "Requiem For A Dream." Hubert Selby Jr., a self-described "scream looking for a mouth," against ... See full summary »

Writer:

(narration)
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Set in Brooklyn during the 1950s against a backdrop of union corruption and violence. A prostitute falls in love with one of her customers. Also a disturbed man discovers that he is ... See full summary »

Director: Uli Edel
Stars: Jennifer Jason Leigh, Stephen Lang, Burt Young
Fear X (2003)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

When his wife is killed in a seemingly random incident Harry (Turturro), prompted by mysterious visions, journeys to discover the true circumstances surrounding her murder.

Director: Nicolas Winding Refn
Stars: John Turturro, Deborah Kara Unger, Stephen Eric McIntyre
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Two roommates, Leila & Sandy, team up to kill Leila's sadistic boyfriend.

Director: Guillaume Campanacci
Stars: Pilar Arias, Tad Brown, Guillaume Campanacci
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Liv Corfixen documents her husband, filmmaker Nicolas Winding Refn, during the production and release of his movie Only God Forgives (2013).

Director: Liv Corfixen
Stars: Liv Corfixen, Nicolas Winding Refn, Ryan Gosling
Pusher I (2012)
Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

In London, a street dealer's life spins out of control over the course of one week after he borrows money from his supplier on what's supposed to be a sure thing.

Director: Luis Prieto
Stars: Richard Coyle, Bronson Webb, Agyness Deyn
Pusher (2010)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A desperate drug-pusher must avoid police, and find money to pay-off a huge debt.

Director: Assad Raja
Stars: Assad Raja, Mahima Chaudhry, Marc Anwar
Bleeder (1999)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Two stories for the price of one: Lenny works in a video shop and tries to get aquainted with the waitress Lea. Leo beats his pregnant wife, Louise, which is a VERY bad idea, as her brother, Louis, is a violent racist.

Director: Nicolas Winding Refn
Stars: Kim Bodnia, Mads Mikkelsen, Rikke Louise Andersson
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

The drug-induced utopias of four Coney Island people are shattered when their addictions run deep.

Director: Darren Aronofsky
Stars: Ellen Burstyn, Jared Leto, Jennifer Connelly
Documentary | Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Documentary on the Friedmans, a seemingly typical, upper-middle-class Jewish family whose world is instantly transformed when the father and his youngest son are arrested and charged with shocking and horrible crimes.

Director: Andrew Jarecki
Stars: Arnold Friedman, Jesse Friedman, David Friedman
Gambler (2006)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A documentary about director Nicolas Winding Refn and his efforts to pay a 5.5 million crowns debt from his film Fear X (2003).

Director: Phie Ambo
Stars: Liv Corfixen, Søren Høy, Nicolas Winding Refn
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Director: Nicolas Winding Refn
Stars: Blake Lively, Nicolas Winding Refn
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Hubert Selby Jr. ...
Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
...
Herself
...
Himself
...
Himself
Amiri Baraka ...
Himself
Arthur Boyars ...
Himself
...
(archive footage)
...
Herself
John Calder ...
Himself
Jem Cohen ...
Himself
Susan Compo ...
Herself
Luke Davies ...
Himself
Carmine 'Tony' DeFeo ...
Himself
Anthony Di Novi ...
Himself
...
Narrator
Edit

Storyline

An exploration into the life and art of the renowned author of "Last Exit To Brooklyn" and "Requiem For A Dream." Hubert Selby Jr., a self-described "scream looking for a mouth," against all odds, reached international acclaim with his controversial novels. His is a classic story of the great American novelist, overcoming tuberculosis, drug addiction and financial ruin, Selby eventually triumphed in his life and penned seven of the most remarkable and distinctly American books ever written. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Sometimes to really live... you have to die a few times.


Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

22 June 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

It/ll Be Better Tomorrow  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

$19,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The title is taken from page 103 of Selby's novel "The Demon". The slash is included in Selby's typography. See more »

Quotes

Hubert Selby Jr.: The writer has no right to be there in the work. I don't have any right to impose myself between the people I'm creating on the page and the reader... and that, the responsibility of the artist is to transcend the human ego.
See more »

Connections

References Pi (1998) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
wonderful film
23 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this wonderful film last night at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood. I have often wished I had met Cubby Selby in person - the directors, Kenneth Shiffrin and Michael W. Dean, did more than deliver a film - they create an outlet for us all to spend a moment with this unsung artist.

The insight this movie gives into the world of Cubby Selby is pretty astonishing. I certainly wasn't expecting to be handed keys to his creative process while simultaneously being uplifted by the journey of this absolute spiritual being who was unapologetically human.

Cause for both tears and laughter... this film will touch your heart.


7 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
If you're a fan of the film.... mona_boutet
Release Date? ringoray73
Premieres at The Deauville Film Festival - Sept. 2005 bones24
Liked BUT... FeisOrt
Just bought it! Rushmore_Elite
DVD out March 13, 2007 mona_boutet

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?