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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.

Director:

Jim Strouse

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Jim Strouse
1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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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 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

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

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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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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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It's Hot! (Don't Touch It!)
Written by Robert Burke Warren
Performed by Uncle Rock
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Clement is a very likable, and quirky actor.
13 October 2015 | by HellmantSee all my reviews

'PEOPLE PLACES THINGS': Three Stars (Out of Five)

Another comedy-drama flick; about an unconventional dad, learning to be a good parent. This one stars Jemaine Clement, and it was written and directed by James C. Strouse. The film costars Regina Hall, Jessica Williams, Stephanie Allynne, Michael Chernus, Aundrea Gadsby and Gia Gadsby. I found the movie to be funny, and very sweet, but nothing too memorable.

Clement plays a teacher, and aspiring graphic novelist, named Will Henry; who recently separated from his wife, Charlie (Allynne), on their daughters' (Aundrea and Gia Gadsby) fifth birthday. After explaining his recent divorce to his class; a student named Kat (Williams), sets him up on a blind date with her mother (Hall). The two don't immediately hit it off, but they slowly learn to like each other. Will tries to cope with this new relationship, while also getting over his failed one, and trying to be a better dad. He also learns to be a better teacher, and artist, in the process (of course).

It seems like we've seen this movie dozens of times before, but Clement is a very likable, and quirky, actor; so he's able to breathe new life into the material (to a certain extent). The rest of the cast is decent (Chernus is especially a scene-stealer) and the directing is adequate. The writing definitely could have been a little better though; most of the really good scenes seem mostly improvised (but I could be wrong). The film is pleasant, and humorous enough; for at least one viewing, I'd say.

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