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How to Be -- A young man having an existential crisis convinces a Canadian self-help guru to come to London and become his personal life coach

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Writer:
Oliver Irving (writer)
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Release Date:
28 August 2009 (Italy) See more »
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Tagline:
Sometimes we all need a little help
Plot:
A young man having an existential crisis convinces a Canadian self-help guru to come to London and become his personal life coach. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
6 wins See more »
User Reviews:
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Robert Pattinson ... Art

Rebecca Pidgeon ... Mother
Powell Jones ... Dr. Ellington
Jeremy Hardy ... Jeremy
Michael Irving ... Father
Mike Pearce ... Nikki
Johnny White ... Ronny
Alisa Arnah ... Jessica
Joe Hastings ... Dave
Biddy Rowe ... Woman at Old House
Tim Rowe ... Boy at Old House
Bart Kusse ... Child Art
Augustin Irving ... Child Father
Mirabel Kelly ... Woman in Supermarket
Bernard Kelly ... Landlord
David Hoggard ... Child Dr. Ellington
Grace Hoggard ... Child Mother
Callum Needham ... Skateboard Boy
Sarah Needham ... Dr. Ellington's Mother
Michael Williams ... Gareth

Nic Tuft ... Supermarket Manager
Tim Barker ... Man on Train
Phillip Carey ... Re-Birth Hippy
Katkin Tague ... Re-Birth Hippy / Nikki's Girlfriend
Winston Rutherford ... Homeless Man #1
Matt Grimwood ... Homeless Man #2
Amy Hickey ... Nikki's Girlfriend
Christian Hedges ... Goth Boy
Claire Scotton ... Goth Girl
Davinder Singh ... Newsagent
Brenda Fox ... Care Centre Resident
Emma Fenn ... Care Centre Resident
William Hayward ... Care Centre Resident
Sarah Hughes ... Care Centre Resident
Claire John ... Care Centre Resident
Nick King ... Care Centre Resident
Nicola Patterson ... Care Centre Resident
Andrew White ... Ronny's Dad
Angela Abelian ... Ronny's Dad's Girlfriend
David Kelly ... Office Client #1
John Wong ... Office Client #2
Mioko Fujisaki ... Office Client #3
Sarah Hyman ... Office Secretary
Stephen Noel ... Sleeping Man at Gig
Gary Moore ... Gig Sound Man
Andre Els ... Gig Darts Player
Bonnie Kennell ... Gig Venue Punter
Camila Fiori ... Leona (Girl at the bar)
Lucy Harvey ... Gig Venue Punter
Albert Walsh ... Barman
Trisha Faulkner ... Carboot Seller #1
Bart Tuft ... Carboot Seller #2 (as Bartholomew Tertius Tuft)
Lee Tailor ... Car Boot Buyer
Victoria Steventon ... Scooter Girl
Joe Bor ... Pub Crowd
Hester Campbell ... Pub Crowd
Amy Clamp ... Pub Crowd
Emma Coleman ... Pub Crowd

Miles Coleman ... Pub Crowd
Imogen Crouch-Hyde ... Pub Crowd
Kirsty Grafton ... Pub Crowd
Ellie Grouin ... Pub Crowd
Sophie Hampton ... Pub Crowd
Joe Horwood ... Pub Crowd
Nik Jennings ... Pub Crowd
Adam Killip ... Pub Crowd
Winnie Salisbery ... Pub Crowd
Shizue Shigeta ... Pub Crowd
Gwenllian Stein ... Pub Crowd
Tim Stewart ... Pub Crowd
Emma Stradwick ... Pub Crowd
Maria von Schantz Tylestam ... Pub Crowd
Kristina Vulganoua ... Pub Crowd
Danielle Walker ... Pub Crowd
Martin Zuerto ... Pub Crowd
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Directed by
Oliver Irving 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Oliver Irving  writer

Produced by
Scott Bassett .... line producer
Justin Kelly .... producer
Michael Williams .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Joe Hastings 
 
Cinematography by
Paul Swann 
 
Film Editing by
Reuben Irving 
 
Casting by
Urvashi Chugani 
 
Production Design by
Nic Tuft 
 
Art Direction by
Stefania Buonajuti 
Paul Harvey 
 
Makeup Department
Amy Elliot .... assistant makeup artist
Rachael Py .... makeup artist
Tinks Reding .... makeup artist: Rebecca Pidgeon
 
Production Management
Scott Bassett .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Francesca Farran-Lee .... third assistant director
Nick Simmonds .... second assistant director
Lee Tailor .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Rebecca Amissah .... art department assistant
Bart Tuft .... standby art director
 
Sound Department
Tim Barker .... sound recordist
Steve Browell .... supervising dialogue editor
Juan Manuel Delfin .... assistant sound editor
Dominique Devoucoux .... adr supervisor
Dominique Devoucoux .... director of sound services
Dominique Devoucoux .... foley supervisor
Phil Freudenfeld .... foley editor
Phil Freudenfeld .... sound designer
Phil Freudenfeld .... sound effects editor
Gernot Fuhrmann .... sound recordist
Sue Harding .... foley artist
Yagmur Kaplan .... adr mixer
Juliet Plumptre .... boom operator
Kath Pollard .... sound re-recording mixer
Vanesa Lorena Tate .... dialogue editor
Vanesa Lorena Tate .... sound designer
Vanesa Lorena Tate .... supervising sound editor
 
Visual Effects by
James Ballard .... production executive: Dragon DI
Geoffrey R. Case .... digital colourist
Valentina Catena .... digital colorist assist
Michele De Benedetti .... digital clean-up
Julie Harding .... DI producer: Dragon DI (as Julie Pucher)
Myfanwy Harris .... digital intermediate operator: Dragon DI
Tony Ray .... digital intermediate executive: Dragon DI
Paul J. Wright .... scanning and recording manager
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Gareth Brough .... best boy spark
Grace Donaldson .... key grip
Thomas English .... Steadicam operator
James Friend .... best boy: additional photography
Gunnar Heidar .... gaffer: additional photography
Rod Patterson .... camera car
Rod Patterson .... grip
Richard Perry .... sparks
Sol Saihati .... gaffer: additional photography
Richard Unger .... still photographer
Chris Williams .... first assistant camera
Chris Williams .... focus puller
 
Casting Department
Rohan Chand .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lucy Harvey .... wardrobe
 
Music Department
Gary John Moore .... music score engineer
 
Other crew
Will Abbott .... set runner
Charles Bates .... production accountant
Mathilde Bouts .... script supervisor
Matt Grimwood .... production coordinator
Vinnie Jassal .... location manager
Danielle Kummer .... location assistant
Brenda Marchetti .... production assistant
 
Thanks
Denis Krupnov .... special thanks
 

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85 min
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Trivia:
The song in the trailer is the 'Hammond Song' by The Roches.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: During the bar scene, the level of beer in Art's glass jumps around several times, from nearly full to nearly empty and back again.See more »
Quotes:
Jeremy:You know, they do anything to be in a position at your age.
Art:I know. That's why I am volunteering. Giving my time, to help the community.
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Soundtrack:
Hell AwaitsSee more »

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106 out of 119 people found the following review useful.
Saw How to Be at Slamdance, 24 January 2008
Author: michelle-bird from United States

I was one of the lucky ones to see this movie at Slamdance. I absolutely loved this movie.

"This is not your typical Robert Pattinson movie. He doesn't play a good-looking, heart-throb. Robert plays Art, an insecure, confused, depressed, misfit who has no direction, no real social skills, and no support from his parents. His only love is music, but he sucks at that too. After the break up from his girlfriend, he basically looses it and has to move back in with his parents. This is his struggle to become "normal" so his parents and friends will accept and love him. He even goes to the extreme of hiring a self-help professional to help him. You will feel so sad for Art – trust me! Don't get me wrong, this movie contains endless British humor to lighten the subject up.

A wonderful independent movie with a great message. A job well done for Robert Pattinson.

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