It's Such a Beautiful Day
It's Such a Beautiful Day (2012)

Don Hertzfeldt's "Everything will be OK" trilogy winds to a close in this chapter that finds a hospitalized Bill wrestling with his failing memory.

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 5, 2012
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Dave Calhoun
Time Out

It's a bold attempt to get inside the mind of someone who's losing theirs, and Hertzfeldt has a grip on the idea and reality of death that's deeply unsettling.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

By the time the movie reaches its metaphysical end, you will feel you've seen something profound, perhaps even life-changing.

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Paul M. Bradshaw
Total Film

An existential flipbook and a heartbreaking black joke: stickmen have never looked so alive.

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Neil Genzlinger
New York Times

Mr. Hertzfeldt proves that pizazz isn't everything. Enriching his bare-bones drawings with a few well-deployed visual tricks, he tells the story of an Everyman who at first seems merely Thurberesque.

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Ryan Gilbey
New Statesman

There's no denying that Hertzfeldt has a voice and a vision, or that It's Such a Beautiful Day is unique. I think William Fisher, wherever he may be, would appreciate it greatly.

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Jennifer Tate
ViewLondon

An original and amusing animation that demonstrates the undeniable talent of Don Hertzfeldt.

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Simon Abrams
Village Voice

Seeing "the years [slip] out of [Bill's] head" in this 71-minute compendium is nothing short of revelatory.

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Mike McCahill
Guardian

Funny, oddly affecting and cherishably personal: in a better world, this would be on 300 screens, and filler such as The Croods would have to be smuggled in under the radar.

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Glenn Heath Jr.
Little White Lies

One of the great films about memory, perspective and past history.

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Flixster Audience Score: 94% Flixster User Reviews
KJ Proulx
Don Hertzfeldt's trilogy of short films known as the "Everything Will Be OK trilogy," has been put together impeccably to create a feature film… More
Eric Broome
There's no disputing Don Hertzfeldt's genius, but the unrelenting drone of his deadpan narration flattens the charm of his humble stick-figure… More
Kyle Meisch
Nice, but monotonous. Between a 3 and 3.5 for me. I'd like to give a higher rating but I really had to force myself through it. The last few minutes almost… More