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Are You Here (2013)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  22 August 2014 (Latvia)
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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.

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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

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

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

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Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Aniston were originally cast in the lead roles. See more »

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Steve Dallas: That's the thing about friendship - it's a lot rarer than love; there's nothing in it for anybody.
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Dropkick Me, Jesus
Written by Paul Craft
Performed by Bobby Bare
Published by © 1976 Screen Gems-EMI Music Inc. and Black Sheep Music
All rights controlled and administered by Screen Gems-EMI Music Inc.
All rights reserved. International copyright secured. Used by permission.
Courtesy of RCA Nashville
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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surprisingly unfunny
29 December 2014 | by See all my reviews

Steve Dallas (Owen Wilson) is a local TV weather reporter. He smokes weed with his slacker friend Ben Baker (Zach Galifianakis) who lives in a rundown trailer and has a philosophy of balance with nature. Ben's dad dies and Steve drives him home. Terri Coulter (Amy Poehler) is Ben's bossy sister. Angela (Laura Ramsey) is their hippie stepmother. Terri is given $350k and the rest of the property totaling some $2.5 million to Ben. It puts Ben into a tailspin until he comes up with an idea. Then Terri challenges the Will.

The material keeps trying and certainly Zach gives it his all. This is simply not funny. Writer/director Matthew Weiner is famous for some terrific TV work. Most of this falls flat. It's hard to put a finger on a single cause of this. The jokes are not sharp enough. The directions aren't there. There is something off about the chemistry between Owen, Zach and Angela. Owen is playing a ladies man but the movie starts with him being a horrible date. These weed smoking characters are not nearly funny enough. The four main characters just make me scratch my head. Amy Poehler is almost funny a couple of time. Laura Ramsey struggles to stay in the picture with her costars. Owen has a great moment about his friendship and then the movie turns it on his head. Just when this movie seems to climb out of a hole, it digs an even deeper one. With the talents in the picture, this should be so much funnier.


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