Somebody Up There Likes Me
Somebody Up There Likes Me (2013)

Byington creates an offbeat energy by brilliantly pairing established actors and non-actors in this comedic fable about a man watching his life fly by. Max (Keith Poulson), along with his best friend Sal (Nick Offerman, "Parks &… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: September 16, 2013
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Critic Score: 68% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Neil Genzlinger
New York Times

It's all kind of cute. Maybe a little too cute, but it does have a nice circle-of-life ending.

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David Lewis
San Francisco Chronicle

American cinema has been churning out slacker movies for what seems like eons, so it's refreshing to report that Somebody Up There Likes Me enlivens the genre with a welcome breath of imagination, wit and charm.

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Christopher Null
Film Racket

This isn't mumblecore, but it isn't slapstick, either. File under mumblestick, perhaps?

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Ted Scheinman
Village Voice

The film itself is so charming that you almost forget to ask whether these people truly deserve our empathy.

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Ted Scheinman
L.A. Weekly

The film itself is so charming that you almost forget to ask whether these people truly deserve our empathy.

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Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com

It might not be everyone's cup of tea, but this mixture of magical realism and bittersweet absurdity benefits from a consistency of vision and a genuinely unusual storytelling approach.

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Michael Atkinson
Time Out New York

The time-killing universe Byington has created makes sure we never forget how absurd he thinks the whole movie is. Fun for him, perhaps.

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Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times

Words such as offbeat, charming or, Lord help us, quirky are wildly overused and yet this is exactly the kind of film to which they best apply.

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Ron Wilkinson
Monsters and Critics

An easy going family comedy featuring odd people who turn out to be just like us.

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Thirty-five years in the life of a waiter who goes through three lovers and one friend, while not visibly aging thanks to a magical suitcase. The detached twee… More