5.8/10
1,278
6 user 32 critic

Somebody Up There Likes Me (2012)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 8 March 2013 (USA)
Trailer
1:49 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

A comedy about a man, his best friend, and the woman they both adore watching their lives fly by.

Director:

Writer:

1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A physical comedy about yearning

Director: Bob Byington
Stars: Justin Rice, Kevin Corrigan, Pat Healy
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

There may be one thing worse than being a sex offender sent to prison: Being a sex offender released from prison. RSO tells the story of one offender's unlikely rehabilitation.

Director: Bob Byington
Stars: Gabriel McIver, Kristen Tucker, Kevin Corrigan
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Larry (Jason Schwartzman) is content with his dog Arrow and booze, barely tolerating anything or anyone else. His marginally successful relationships include his grandmother, who keeps him ... See full summary »

Director: Bob Byington
Stars: Jason Schwartzman, Olympia Dukakis, Tunde Adebimpe
Certificate: Passed Biography | Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Boxer Rocky Graziano's biopic, based on his autobiography, from childhood to his World Middleweight Championship title win at age 28 in 1947.

Director: Robert Wise
Stars: Paul Newman, Pier Angeli, Everett Sloane
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

JR has broken up with her professor. She enlists her nervous and obnoxious younger brother Colin to take a short road trip in order to help move out her belongings. They bicker and fight, ... See full summary »

Director: Alex Ross Perry
Stars: Carlen Altman, Bob Byington, Kate Lyn Sheil
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Anger rages in Philip as he awaits the publication of his second novel. He feels pushed out of his adopted home city by the constant crowds and noise, a deteriorating relationship with his ... See full summary »

Director: Alex Ross Perry
Stars: Jason Schwartzman, Elisabeth Moss, Jonathan Pryce
Slacker 2011 (2011)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Directors: Miguel Alvarez, Bradley Beesley, and 24 more credits »
Stars: Bob Ray, Marc Wiskemann, John Chisholm
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The story of two people caught in the routines of work and circles of friends. The days begin with an alarm and ends with the fading sound of a television. Ron Hogan, a 28 year old ATM ... See full summary »

Director: Frank V. Ross
Stars: Nathan Adloff, Anthony J. Baker, Tim Baker
Happy Life (2011)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

New York Tunez, an all techno record store, is going under. The owner, Keith, a down and out trance DJ, struggles to cope with the changing cultural climate. In a final effort to save the ... See full summary »

Director: Michael M. Bilandic
Stars: Tom McCaffrey, Amanda Salane, Gilles Decamps
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

The discovery of a bone and a gun send a husband and wife on separate adventures over the course of a weekend.

Director: Joe Swanberg
Stars: Jake Johnson, Rosemarie DeWitt, Orlando Bloom
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Looking for answers to life's big questions, a stuttering boy joins his high school debate team.

Director: Jeffrey Blitz
Stars: Reece Thompson, Anna Kendrick, Nicholas D'Agosto
Tuna (2013)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Director: Bob Byington
Stars: Kevin Corrigan, David Krumholtz, Louis C.K.
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Sal
...
Max
...
Lyla
...
Clarissa
...
Lyla's Father
...
Ex-Wife
...
Memorial Man
...
Adult Lyle
...
Therapist
...
Paula
Ted Beck ...
Homeless Man
...
Rachel
Bob Schneider ...
Wedding Singer
...
Farting Businessman
Mike Wachs ...
Car Rental Employee
Edit

Storyline

A comedy about a man, his best friend, and the woman they both adore watching their lives fly by.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Not Rated

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

|

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

8 March 2013 (USA)  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$34,362 (USA) (8 March 2013)

Gross:

$83,796 (USA) (5 April 2013)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Crazy Credits

Adam Scott is not in this movie See more »

Connections

Featured in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.107 (2013) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Portrait of a (Perpetually) Young Man
19 February 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I caught this film at last year's SXSW film festival, and it ended up being one of the more memorable surprises of the fest. A droll comedy with elements of surrealism blended in, Somebody Up There Likes Me is about Max (Keith Poulson), who drifts through life with an air of detachment, taking in every new major development (such as marriage and childbirth) with a shrug. In a sense nothing really seems to change for Max, a point which is driven home by the fact that he never visibly ages on screen, even though the story skips ahead 5 years at a time on numerous occasions. Max is frequently accompanied by his best friend and co-worker Sal (Nick Offerman), who dishes out hilarious advice and acts as a sounding board, confidant and, eventually, romantic rival.

Somebody Up There Likes Me is a wry meditation on life, fate, mortality, and responsibility. Despite the presence of such seemingly heady themes, the film is briskly paced and remains consistently funny thanks to some sharply written dialogue and a terrific cast. Keith Poulson and Nick Offerman make for a great pair, and their banter is perhaps the highlight of the movie. The animated interludes (by Bob Sabiston, of Waking Life/A Scanner Darkly fame) are evocative and contribute to the somewhat dreamy quality of the material. I look forward to seeing the film again, as it's one that has stuck with me for some time. If nothing else, Somebody Up There Likes Me feels completely unique, an oddball charmer that takes you on a funny and melancholy journey through something like human existence.


26 of 37 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
seeing it in the UK? eloise351
What was the name of the nanny? ExtraTacoSauce
Cool New Poster Debut coop2046
Jury Prize Winner! c-shuyler
Wrong Commentary muddmaxx
Discuss Somebody Up There Likes Me (2012) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?