Watch Trailer
Are You Here (2013)
Trailer #1 | 02:29
Watch Trailer
MOVIEmeter
Top 5000
Down 998 this week

Are You Here (2013)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  22 August 2014 (Latvia)
5.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.3/10 from 9,235 users   Metascore: 37/100
Reviews: 25 user | 46 critic | 23 from Metacritic.com

Two childhood best friends, one a superficial womanizer and the other a barely functioning bipolar, embark on a road trip back to their hometown after one of them learns his estranged father has died.

Director:

(as Matthew Weiner)

Writer:

(as Matthew Weiner)
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $3.99 on Amazon Instant Video

10 Best Back-to-School TV Shows

Dust off your varsity jacket and get excited for fall with our list of the 10 best back-to-school TV shows.

Visit our Family Entertainment Guide

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 43 titles
created 13 Dec 2012
 
a list of 38 titles
created 25 Apr 2013
 
a list of 22 titles
created 21 Jan 2014
 
a list of 23 titles
created 23 Feb 2014
 
a list of 41 titles
created 7 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Are You Here" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Are You Here (2013)

Are You Here (2013) on IMDb 5.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Are You Here.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

Mr. Jack and Sweet Stephen cruise aimlessly through the streets of LA speculating about life, death, divine will and the force of power that predetermines their existence. Mr. Jack attempts... See full summary »

Director: Gregory Dark
Stars: Matthew Modine, Callum Blue, Paul Adelstein
The Big Year (2011)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Two bird enthusiasts try to defeat the cocky, cutthroat world record holder in a year-long bird-spotting competition.

Director: David Frankel
Stars: Owen Wilson, Jack Black, Steve Martin
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A struggling actor, father and husband finds himself at a major crossroad, which forces him to examine his life, his family and his career.

Director: Zach Braff
Stars: Zach Braff, Joey King, Pierce Gagnon
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A small business owner is about to lose her shop to a major corporate development.

Director: David Wain
Stars: Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler, Bill Hader
Freak Dance (2010)
Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

A spoiled rich girl who wants to be a dancer finds herself caught into between two rival dance groups set to do battle at an underground competition.

Directors: Matt Besser, Neil Mahoney
Stars: Megan Heyn, Amy Poehler, Joel Spence
A Little Help (2010)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A woman gets entangled in a series of bizarre lies in order to take care of herself and her 12 year old son.

Director: Michael J. Weithorn
Stars: Jenna Fischer, Jay Klaitz, Daniel Yelsky
The Campaign (2012)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

An incumbent congressman embroiled in personal scandal faces a no-holds-barred challenge from a naive newcomer funded by two unscrupulous billionaire lobbyist brothers.

Director: Jay Roach
Stars: Will Ferrell, Zach Galifianakis, Jason Sudeikis
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

When their father passes away, four grown siblings are forced to return to their childhood home and live under the same roof together for a week, along with their over-sharing mother and an assortment of spouses, exes and might-have-beens.

Director: Shawn Levy
Stars: Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Jane Fonda
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Director: Samir Rehem
Stars: Omar Acosta, Patrick Brian, Derek Capps
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Matthew Hoffman Weiner
Stars: Derrick Morton, Patrick Tobin, Matthew Hoffman Weiner
It's Okay (2014)
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

A young couple struggles to break free of the restricted world they've created together.

Director: Tamar Levine
Stars: Jenna Fischer, Thomas Sadoski
Animation | Short | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Kelly Loosli
Stars: Owen Wilson, Harry Dean Stanton
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Jay Gates ...
...
...
Marie
Melanie Ratcliff ...
Attractive Neighbor
...
Naomi Lavette ...
Erin (as Naomi LaVette)
...
Delia Shepard
...
Victoria Riolobos
...
Kyle Robertson
...
Dave Harken
...
Stu (as Matthew Cornwell)
...
Patty
...
Minister
...
Edit

Storyline

Ben Baker is a man-child who lives on his friend's couch getting high. His friend, Steve Dallas, is a moderately successful weather reporter who is living a superficial life. When Ben receives word that his father has died, Steve drives him home and they re-connect with Ben's successful and driven sister Terri and hippie step-mother Angela who is the same age as they are. The reading of the will drives Ben to come up with a new purpose in life, but those around him don't prove to be very supportive, and then they all re-examine their own life. Written by Anne Campbell

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Friendship... there's nothing in it for anybody.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, drug use and some sexual content/nudity | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

22 August 2014 (Latvia)  »

Also Known As:

You Are here  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

When Steve says "I don't know why the farmer and the cow man can't be friends" it is a reference to Oklahoma. See more »

Quotes

Steve Dallas: That's the thing about friendship - it's a lot rarer than love; there's nothing in it for anybody.
See more »

Soundtracks

Foreplay/Longtime
Written by Tom Scholz
Performed by Boston
Published by Pure Songs
Administered by Next Decade Entertainment, Inc.
All rights reserved. Used by permission
Courtesy of Epic Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
What a beautiful little film
1 February 2015 | by (Champaign, IL) – See all my reviews

I don't recall ever hearing about this movie. Perhaps it was too steeped in 60's attitude for today's audiences. If so that is truly a shame because that probably means today's young people are too far removed from the era to understand it well. In today's world that is a great loss. If we could live as hippies attempted to back then, we'd be far closer to mitigating climate change than we are now and a large part of that lifestyle was the attitude. This movie captures that attitude beautifully.

Laura Ramsey as Angela, the young hippie step-mother, brought back memories for me about women who actually existed in those years, who would float through life elevating everyone around them like some magical earthbound angel. I suppose nowadays she seems implausible. But back then she was very possible and meeting someone like her was unforgettable. Ms Ramsey's depiction captures the type in a way I haven't seen done in a very long time. It was a pleasure to reacquaint myself with the woman she represents. In a lot of ways those flower children were more affecting than anyone I've met since.

The idea of the film apparently is to bring some of that ethos into the present. The two main leads, Owen Wilson and Zach Galifianakis, have no problem evoking the era and they do a splendid job. I thought both brought the right mix of humor and pathology to their parts. They seemed to understand what the movie was trying to convey, and they were quite successful for people like me. What's surprising is that younger people apparently don't get it and I don't quite understand why they wouldn't.

Amy Poehler is also in the movie but in an unattractive role. I still appreciated her contribution to the mix in what seemed like a risky departure from her usual performance.

The story revolves around two friends, pretty much drifting through life who end up supporting each other through the trauma of having one's well-off father die. That death spurs them both to grow up a bit though the transition is not easy for them. The movie is set in farm country where Amish live and coincidentally I live in that sort of country myself. It was actually a bit of a treat to see them carry on in such a setting.

I enjoyed the movie very much, understand its point completely and am really bummed to find out that very few others enjoyed it. I would recommend it to anyone familiar with that era (it's actually set in the present) and not hostile to it. Believe me from my point of view it is far more your loss than mine that this movie wasn't as praised as it should have been.


5 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Last scene with the horse?? donbizzaro
why did Angela slept with Ben Baker ? champnumber1-615-937896
Is it me, or Hollywood rarely makes movies about two guys being friends? tomasfigueroagaray
vegan = crazy?? vickymama73
drunk driving? drmattdestruction
Straight Comedy? insanemansam5
Discuss Are You Here (2013) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?