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Listen Up Philip (2014)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 21 October 2014 (USA)
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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 »

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Alex Ross Perry

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Alex Ross Perry
2 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Schwartzman ... Philip Lewis Friedman
Elisabeth Moss ... Ashley Kane
Krysten Ritter ... Melanie Zimmerman
Joséphine de La Baume ... Yvette Dussart
Jonathan Pryce ... Ike Zimmerman
Jess Weixler ... Holly Kane
Dree Hemingway ... Emily
Keith Poulson ... Josh Fawn
Kate Lyn Sheil ... Nancy
Yusef Bulos ... Norm
Maïté Alina ... Clare (as Mäité Alina)
Daniel London ... Seth
Samantha Jacober ... Mona
Lee Wilkof ... Uncle Jonathan
Joanne Tucker Joanne Tucker ... Eve
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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 photographer girlfriend Ashley, and his own indifference to promoting the novel. When Philip's idol Ike Zimmerman offers his isolated summer home as a refuge, he finally gets the peace and quiet to focus on his favorite subject: himself. Written by Production

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Director Alex Ross Perry previously worked with actors Jess Weixler, Keith Poulson and Kate Lyn Sheil on the film 'Somebody Up There Likes Me (2012)' See more »

Quotes

Philip Lewis Friedman: I can't process how grossly dissatisfied I find myself feeling. Things I've coveted for years are mine now and all I feel is miserable.
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References Blackfish (2013) See more »

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I Hear a Symphony
Performed by Diana Ross & The Supremes
Written by Eddie Holland (as Edward Holland Jr), Lamont Dozier, & Brian Holland
Published by Stone Agate Music
Courtesy of Motown Records under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Elisabeth Moss is really the star here
21 October 2014 | by Red_IdentitySee all my reviews

Pretty good first half, really suffered in the second half. Its structure could've been really effective, but it's just jarring and, quite honestly, bored me as it went on. The ensemble is the biggest reason to see it. Schwartzman is good, Jonathan Pryce is pretty good even if his segment is definitely where my interest waned. And then there's the easy highlight of it all.

My love for Elisabeth Moss has never been a secret. She's already given an all-time great performance in Mad Men, somehow managing to steal the show from Hamm at her best moments. Earlier this year she had The One I Love, a great film with a fantastic performance from her, and so I happily singed her praises. And now I can sing them again, to an even higher degree. Her character is easily the most interesting, although how much that had to do with Moss remains to be seen. Regardless, it's a shame she's not the main character throughout. She's able to really tap into so many facets of Ashley with pitch-perfect line deliveries and emotional expressions. She's a fantastic silent actress, and she's able to convey just about everything that the role requires with so little. Many actresses could've done well in the role, but we might not have even known how much the role really required. Moss is absolutely spectacular, definitely one of the finest performance of the year so far. For her it's worth it.


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Release Date:

21 October 2014 (USA) See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$23,284, 19 October 2014

Gross USA:

$200,126

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$214,344
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