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People Places Things (2015)

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Will Henry is a newly single graphic novelist balancing parenting his young twin daughters and a classroom full of students while exploring and navigating the rich complexities of new love and letting go of the woman who left him.

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Jim Strouse

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Jim Strouse
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jemaine Clement ... Will Henry
Aundrea Gadsby ... Clio
Gia Gadsby ... Colette
Nancy Eng Nancy Eng ... Meanne
Samantha Posey Samantha Posey ... Party Crasher
Stephanie Allynne ... Charlie
Michael Chernus ... Gary St. Gray
Celia Au ... Celia
Paul Castro Jr. ... Paul
Jason DarkChocolate Dyer ... Jason (as Jason Dyer)
Jessica Williams ... Kat
Regina Hall ... Diane
Matthew Maher ... Improv Partner
Dionne Audain ... Nanny
Derrick Arthur ... Tom
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PEOPLE PLACES THINGS tells the story of Will Henry (Jemaine Clement), a newly single graphic novelist father balancing single-parenting his young twin daughters, writers block, a classroom full students, all the while exploring and navigating the rich complexities of new love and letting go of the woman who left him.

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His next chapter is up in the air.

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Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language including some sexual references, and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 August 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

People Places Things - Come ridisegno la mia vita See more »

Filming Locations:

Brooklyn, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$31,262, 16 August 2015

Gross USA:

$67,046

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$177,338
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Production Co:

Beachside Films See more »
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Color
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In the Flight of the Conchords song business time, Jemaine sings that he makes love with his socks on. In the open credits the man is wearing socks, but the woman isn't. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Colette: Dad, I made this flower for you.
Will Henry: [she pins it in his hair] Oh, thank you. Exactly what I needed.
Will Henry: [now to Clio] Hey, don't think about eating that cake yet, Clio, please.
Clio: Oh, please!
Will Henry: Thank you. Have you seen your mother?
ColetteClio: [in unison] No!
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Written by Alexander McCabe
Performed by Alexander McCabe
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He's as charming as a nerd could be. Great film for people.
13 August 2015 | by jdesandoSee all my reviews

Having seen Mark Ruffalo take pieces of the scenery as a bipolar dad in Infinitely Polar Bear, I was happy to settle down with a slower, more-measured, drier dad with Jermaine Clement as Will Henry in the charming People Places Things. Both dads face fatherhood with good intentions and occasionally laughs, but it's Will's good will and unassuming persona that won my heart.

A recently-single graphic novelist, Will is not an aggressive dad, and yet, with the two sweetest cello playing twins (Aundrea and Gia Gadsby—watch for these two to become bigger than the Olsens) this side of Disneyland, it's not difficult just to let them play at your heartstrings, as he does. His illustrating helps us get inside the head of this brainy introvert, who otherwise would be just a nice guy.

His ex, Charlie (Stephanie Allynne), is sweet and warm but has had enough of his passivity and is ready to wed bulbous Gary (Michael Chernus), who takes passive to a new level. Both men are starving artists while she is from a wealthy family, elements that give richness to what could have been a clichéd character.

In the Seinfeld tradition, nothing much happens, a sure sign that everything is happening. In this Sundance Grand-Jury-Prize-nominated film, Charlie is conflicted about Will just as Will connects with his student Kat's (Jessica Williams) mom, Diane (Regina Hall), another warm character who makes you think about switching to writing comic books to get girls.

To be fair to Will, he's as charming as a nerd could be, well meaning, a great dad, and shyly clueless about the battle of the sexes.


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