(2013)

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Metascore

Based on 23 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
63
“Mad Men” creator Matthew Weiner takes his act to the big screen with Are You Here, which turns out to be the most quotable Owen Wilson comedy since “Zoolander.”
42
In Mad Men mastermind Matthew Weiner's big-screen directorial debut, the aggressively unfunny Are You Here, all of the dark humor and delicate character shadings we're used to seeing on his TV series are conspicuously absent. He's swapped nuance for blunt-edged numskullery.
42
Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner makes a troublesome filmmaking debut, wasting a dream cast for a comedy in a fitful story of family tension, mental illness and corrosive self-absorption.
40
You Are Here ultimately suffers from a problem of tone. It wants to be a stoner bromance, a pastoral romcom and an incisive drama about mental illness.
40
One dead giveaway that the comedy isn’t working is the film’s score, which overcompensates throughout by attempting to bolster every second with bouncy energy.
40
The Dissolve
Weiner might have a great movie in him yet, but Are You Here suggests his true talent lies elsewhere.
30
This tonal mess rarely puts a foot right as comedy and makes only marginal improvements when it turns poignant toward the end.
25
You Are Here is a shockingly inept comedy.
20
Village Voice
Writer-director Matthew Weiner, creator of the magnificent Mad Men, has made a feature film — theoretically a comedy — that's just shy of terrible.
12
Slant Magazine
The female characters on Mad Men are probably the show's strongest asset, but here they're hollow to the point of insult.

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