Are You Here

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  • Summary: When his off-the-grid best buddy Ben Baker (Zach Galifianakis) inherits his estranged father’s fortune, womanizing local weatherman Steve Dallas (Owen Wilson) joins forces with him to battle the legal challenge brought by Ben’s formidable sister (Amy Poehler). [Millennium Entertainment]
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 23
  2. Negative: 10 out of 23
  1. Reviewed by: Richard Roeper
    Aug 21, 2014
    75
    Every once in a while Are You Here strikes comedic gold.
  2. Reviewed by: James Berardinelli
    Aug 21, 2014
    63
    The problem with all of this is that Are You Here is less than two hours long and, to effectively explore issues and themes of this magnitude would require at least a full season of a TV series. So we're left with half-developed characters and quickly sketched relationships.
  3. Reviewed by: Gary Goldstein
    Aug 21, 2014
    60
    Are You Here proves a gently immersive, ingratiating, often witty character comedy with a pair of comfortably effective lead performances.
  4. Reviewed by: Peter Debruge
    Sep 16, 2013
    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.
  5. Reviewed by: Steven Rea
    Aug 22, 2014
    38
    If Matthew Weiner's Are You Here is good for anything, it's to illustrate how the themes and conflicts he has worked out with such depth and dexterity in all these seasons of "Mad Men" can go terribly amiss with the wrong actors, wrong backdrop, wrong tone, wrong time.
  6. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    Aug 21, 2014
    38
    The two main characters in Are You Here spend much of their time stoned or weeping. Those who watch this dreadful film may seek to escape or sink into despair as well.
  7. Reviewed by: Tomas Hachard
    Aug 17, 2014
    12
    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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
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  1. Jul 7, 2015
    6
    Slow moving comedy, gets better as it goes along. Its not as bad as some critics make it out to be, but it certainly is not a particularlySlow moving comedy, gets better as it goes along. Its not as bad as some critics make it out to be, but it certainly is not a particularly strong comedy, or drama. For the amount of comedic actors it has it doesn't generate that many laughs early on, but, there were enough to make me laugh occasionally and keep me watching, and the 2nd half got stronger with the story and plot, with some humor as well, and some interesting points to think about. An OK comedy-drama worth seeing if you like any of the leads and have some patience. It has some value as a film you have to get to the 2nd half to kind of find it. Comedically some laughs from Owen and Zach, but not a hilarious comedy by any means. Expand

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