Here and There
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Robert (character actor David Thornton) is a grumpy burned-out musician, trying to survive in Manhattan. When his fed-up friend Rose (Thornton's real-life wife Cyndi Lauper in a small role) throws him out of her apartment, the destitute Robert reluctantly makes a deal with the young Serbian, Branko (Branislav Trifunovic), who's moving his stuff out. For a hefty fee, Robert agrees to fly to Belgrade and marry Branko's girlfriend, Ivana (Jelena Mrdja), so that she can move to New York. Branko gives him a down payment, and Robert goes to Belgrade and moves in with Branko's mother,… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 67%

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"Deserves all the attention it can get."
‑ Natasha Senjanovic, Hollywood Reporter
"The Here and There script is borderline clichéd, and it makes getting a US visa seem way too easy."
‑ V.A. Musetto, New York Post
"A quietly amusing minimalist tale of a grouch who finds he's still capable of pleasure."
‑ Robert W. Butler, Kansas City Star
"Sometimes aimlessness is a legitimate subject (like in The Station Agent) and sometimes it's an excuse for a director to lazily slap together a movie that he hasn't thought much about."
‑ Adam Lippe,
"Lungulov's touch is delicate, even piercingly so, and his direction of actors, especially Thornton and Karanovic, is beautifully nuanced."
‑ Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
"The big question isn't whether middle-aged romance will bloom, but rather, how much sub-Jarmusch deadpan humor and pathos can you take?"
‑ David Fear, Time Out New York
"In a way, the fact that the grey, austere Serbian city is such an odd choice for the middle-age romance "Here and There" is one of the film's charms."
‑ Rob Thomas, Wisconsin State Journal
"Enjoyable and accomplished."
‑ Eric Monder, Film Journal International
"In the end, the film has more than a few moments that linger: like slivovitz, it sneaks up on you."
‑ Daniel M. Gold, New York Times
"There's pleasure in watching the conceit unfold, which is sweetened by an unexpectedly poignant payoff."
‑ Eric Hynes, Village Voice
"Although teetering on the brink of soppiness in places, and treading a well-worn path, the soft-in-the-middle script is lifted immeasurably by towering performances."
‑ Amber Wilkinson, Eye for Film
"Here and There feels exactly like an amateur effort from a first-time director."
‑ Christian Blauvelt, Slant Magazine
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