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Metascore
44

Mixed or average reviews - based on 16 Critics

User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 10 Ratings

Summary: From first-time writer-director John Hindman, comes The Answer Man, a romantic comedy about love and the search for meaning. Arlen Faber is the reclusive and misanthropic author of "Me and God," a book that has redefined spirituality for an entire generation and has been translated into over 100 languages. On the eve of the 20th anniversary of his still wildly popular book, Arlen is still sought after as the man who has all the answers. Arlen find his world turned upside down when his life collides with Elizabeth, a single mother who might just be able to provide the salvation he needs. In addition, Arlen forms an unlikely friendship with Kris, a young man fresh out of rehab who is searching for meaning. Both Elizabeth and Kris are hopeful that Arlen has the answers, but the truth is, he hasn't got a clue. (Magnolia Pictures)
Runtime: 95 min
Rating: Rated R for language.
Production: Messick Films
Genres: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Language: English
Home Release Date: Nov 3, 2009
Director Credit
John Hindman Director
Writer Credit
John Hindman Writer
Principal Cast Credit
Jeff Daniels Arlen Faber
Lauren Graham Elizabeth
Lou Taylor Pucci Kris Lucas
Cast Credit
Annie Corley Mrs. Gold
Greg Wood Businessman #1
Kat Dennings Dahlia
Max Antisell Alex
Nora Dunn Terry Fraser
Olivia Thirlby Anne
Peter Patrikios Ross
Richard Barlow Paul
Richard G. Lyntton Journalist
Sally Mercer Customer
Thomas Roy Riley Lucas
Tony Hale Mailman
Producer Credit
Daniel Crown Executive Producer
Jana Edelbaum Producer
Kevin J. Messick Producer
Michael Lesser Executive Producer
Rachel Cohen Executive Producer
Rebecca Rivo Line Producer
Stephen Hays Executive Producer
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